Wednesday, December 5, 2007
The Bread of Life (another only grandma cares post)
We start every morning with bible. In bible we are studying the names of Jesus. This week it's the bread of life. John 6:35 I try to do history and science around what our bible verse is. For example in history we are learning about the Pioneers from Holland. In our history book we learned how the settlers brought over cows and horses also how they milked them and made butter. So Today they kids shaked, shaked, ran around outside and shaked! Shaking the jar until the butter separated from the buttermilk. They enjoyed their butter on some toasted bread. yum! We also talked about what homogenized means. They know what it means just trying to get them to pronounce the word is what is hard.
In Science we did a yeast experiment. We added 1cup of warm water, 1 tablespoon of yeast, and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Mixed together and poured into a glass bottle. Placed in a warm dark place and observed it often. The kids learned that the yeast uses sugar as food, and this produces carbon dioxide. We then did it with salt instead of sugar and nothing happened. Yeast needs sugar to grow. Yeast breaks the sugar apart to get energy to grow. Tomorrow we are going to bake our own bread. Wish us luck!
Yeast experiment every 5 min...