Snow Candy.

When we read Laura Ingalls Wilder’s book, Little House in the Big Woods, we enjoyed the description of Snow Candy. Naturally, when we had the chance, we tried it for ourselves.

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Science Experiment. Eh-hem.

In our recent study of rocks, we learned about the different types, layers and so forth. We decided to try this recipe to illustrate that. It had layers, including cookie, nuts, caramel and chocolate. Can’t go wrong, right? Eh-hem.

Cookie Base
We heated the white sugar until it was carmelized. Fascinating to watch!
The end result is not as distinct as I would have liked, but it was fun.

The finished product was nearly impossible to cut, chewy enough to pull teeth, with way too little chocolate! So, definitely not a recipe we’ll repeat, but we sure had fun!

Cavern Art

In studying caves and caverns lately, we did this experiment to illustrate how the mineralization process could occur quickly. Seems it’s possible it could have taken less than millions and millions of years after all.

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Egyptian Shepherd?

One of the great things about homeschooling is the time and opportunity to more freely explore interests within an area of study. During a recent exploration of Ancient Egypt, Eddi fashioned this lovely paper headdress for the dog.

She wears it with dignity, don't you think?