It’s good to have community. Yes, really, it’s necessary, especially when you are a kid. We have found a wonderful homeschooling group and so far, we have met some very nice families. Just a few days after finally making that connection, we found out that there would be a science fair so off we went in every direction of this house to work on something for each of them to present.
I’m not really the kind of momma that gets too involved in these kinds of things, (unless its a costume contest where the other parents will be making costumes and a childs work would not stand a chance, then it’s on!) generally, I will allow them to win or fail on their own merits.
They came up with some very cool projects. Studies on capillary action, chemical reactions and gases created, photosynthesis and even some homemade chokeberry ink. All things that we all now know very intimately. Science is fun like that. Not the kind only in books but the kind that you go out and find for yourself.
The chokeberry ink may be my fave, of course and I am thinking of ways to use that resource we now have growing everywhere. It is toxic to eat but handled carefully is a wonderful dye. I think there will be some yarn and fabric dyeing in our very near future.