Mom, where are the matches?
I heard it. I didn’t process it, but I know I heard it because I told her where they were.
Since I was already helping her younger sister and brother try to build a rocket. To my right was another daughter trying to narrate her zoology reading.
This home educating chemist asked, Mom, do you know where the vinegar is?
I walked into the other room and saw her pull glass beakers from the Styrofoam box and try to pull apart a vial of white powdery content.
Here’s the story of how an independent home educating chemist tackles her lab activities with verve, following directions, without gloves.
A science experiment. I need fire and some of these chemicals.
Whoa. Science explosions in my living room.
No, honey, there’s a process for this. It starts with the kitchen, gloves, and a smock. Do you see those goggles? They were in the box for a reason. And let’s not start in the middle of the book. Experiment number one will introduce you to this kit.
There’s nothing like a science experiment kit to excite the child’s senses. But first, safety…
In the end, we discovered this home educating chemist was creating a bath fizz with a little carbon dioxide reaction.
Since we create carbon dioxide breathing, I knew we were safe.
Still, the scientific process requires a predictable, familiar routine of safety checks: no fires unauthorized! Then let the fun begin…
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