Monday, March 12, 2012

MFW-ECC - Week 29 - Russia, Permafrost, & Oral Book Reports

Our Week in Review

Science
This week, we completed a permafrost activity. 

We prepared some lime flavored gelatin. We poured half into the container above (for our experiment) and half into another container (to snack on later). This layer represents the frozen ground, the permafrost layer.
The dirt represents the unfrozen layer of soil above the permafrost layer. 
The crushed ice represents snow.

As the "snow" melted, it created muddy pools/pockets of water.

This demonstrates what happens in areas cold enough to have a permafrost layer.

Geography
This week, we flew on over to Russia. We are excited and ready to learn all about this country and the cold arctic.

Language
This week, the boys had to give oral book reports as part of their language lesson. I think they did an awesome job!
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