Thursday, September 17, 2015


Here's some pictures of two of my science experiments that I did in Module #1 of my science book.
And just sayin', ya'll, I really like when science experiments work; but I'm definitely, absolutely, and positively not going to be a scientist.

Density in nature: 
This experiment showed that all of the liquids contained atoms, but the atoms in each liquid were packed at different densities.  The olive oil at the top  contained atoms that were less packed than the water.  The water contained atoms that were less tight than the corn syrup.  The cork, the ice cube, the grape, and the rock all had atoms that were packed at different densities causing the cork to float on top, the ice cube to float on top of the water, the grape to float on the top of the corn syrup, and the rock to sink to the bottom.

A Chemical Reaction:

This experiment showed that when certain substances are mixed together, they could create a new substance.  This mostly was done by alchemists whose job was to find substances that, when mixed together, would form gold.
I boiled some red cabbage leaves and put it in the bottle with 3/4 cup of vinegar.  I then attached the ballon that had 2 tablespoons of baking soda in it and poured it from the ballon into the cabbage-water and vinegar mixture.  When the vinegar and baking soda mixed it formed three new substances: carbon dioxide, sodium acetate, and water.  The carbon dioxide coming up through the vinegar caused the balloon to inflate.  There was a second chemical reaction that happened when anthocyanin from the cabbage leaves I boiled interacted with the vinegar: it went from a blue color, to a pinkish color.  Since the vinegar became a different substance, caused by the other chemical reaction, the anthocyanin no longer had the vinegar to interact with, so the water turned back to the blue color it was originally.  (I did have a video, but it was to big to load!!)
The leftover cabbage water.  ;-)

Saturday, September 12, 2015


I have a lot of pictures for ya'll so I'll try and get them all in!!
 Camp Rivercrest!!
 Worship time and a devotional.
 Field games!!!

The Zipline!!

 The Black Banana water slide!
 Swimming pool!!  The water was FREEZING... the smart people sat and watched the other people freeze.  
 Hayrack ride!!!
 Sand volleyball.

  The last Two Rivers!!!
 The stage before watermelon football where everyone is talking, telling each other to be quiet, marking each other with crisco, and debating on weather to put more crisco on their hands.   
 Watermelon football in action!!!!
 "Too deep!!"  

Putting up flags for the 9-11 memorial: 

The apple Orchard!!
Playing at the park!!  

(Photo credits: Mom's iPhone)  

Saturday, September 5, 2015


Hi there.
Here are some pictures of what we've been up to:
Hanging with friends, 

 eating watermelon and drinking watermelon juice, 
 enjoying new glasses with Hannah,
 and getting our new roof!!! 

(Pictures of Rivercrest coming soon!!)