Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Creation Science for Kids Post 3

What: A Creation Science Workshop in Your Home!

When: Mondays, September 22 - October 27

Where: Talk-a-Latte Conference Room Online

Time: 10CST-11:30CST

Who: K-8th grade or anyone interested in the wonders of God's awesome creation!

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Today I am going to tell you what we are doing for science this year. We are doing a Human Body/Nutrition/Exercise right now. So far in our Human Body Unit we have done the following:

Titles of resources (the first time they are mentioned) are in Bold Blue and if you click on them it will take you to a link for that book so you can see a copy

Day 1 - Lyrical Life Science Volume 3 : Human Body
Song 1 Introduction to the Human Body
Workbook pg. 4-5 Read Text pg. 4 - 7
and Prudence and the Millers by Mildred A. Martin chapter 1

Day 2 - Review Lyrical Life Science Song 1
(from now on I will not include this in the list but we do this each day until we know the song by heart then we review it once a week)
Read Creation Anatomy by Felice Gerwitz (teacher for the Creation for Kids online class) and Jill Whitlock pg. 10 - 12
and Prudence and the Millers ch 2

Day 3 - Read Blood and Guts - by Linda Allison pg. 105 - 110
and Prudence and the Millers ch. 3

Day 4 - Watch The Magic School Bus - Human Body by Asia Vieira, Karen Bernstein, Edward Asner, and Josh LaBove (DVD Includes three episodes: For Lunch; Inside Ralphie; and Flexes Its Muscles). They watched two episodes today - Magic School Bus Flexes its Muscles and Magic School Bus Gets Eaten

Day 5 - Watched Magic School Bus Inside Ralphie and
Bill Nye the Science Guy - Human Body Inside Scoop
and Prudence and the Millers ch. 4

Day 6 - Lyrical Life Science Vol 3: Human Body - Skeletal Song - Worktext pg. 6-8 Text pg. 8-15

Day 7 - Considering God's Creation by Lesson 29 Man - Skeletal System

Day 8 - The Human Body - Reproducible Activity Book Manufacturer: Frank Schaffer (mine says Instructional Fair, Inc. but it is OLD!!!) pg. 3 - 13

and since I am sharing about what we are doing for Human Body and I want you to see some of what Felice's book is like the article I am putting on today is:

Experiments Taken from Creation Anatomy: A Study Guide to the Body
by Felice Gerwitz and Jill Whitlock

1. Squeeze a tennis ball. The force needed to squeeze a tennis ball is like the force needed to squeeze blood out of the heart. Measure your child’s pulse rate (for example, sixty-six times per minute.) Squeeze the tennis ball that amount of times. Can you imagine how hard your heart works in one hour? One day?

2. Has your child (or you!) had a cut or scraped knee lately? The next time you do, observe the injury. What happens to the wound once the bleeding is stopped? How long does it take to clot or for a scab to form? Why does this happen?

3. Observe how uniquely God made us by fingerprinting each child.
a. Make a pencil smudge by shading a two-inch square until there is a layer of graphite.
b. Next have your child rub his index finger into the graphite
c. And then place a piece of clear tape over the darkened finger.
d. Remove the tape
e. Stick it on a sheet of typing paper.
f. Repeat this process until all the fingers are done.
g. Observe the patterns with a magnifying glass. Have several children do this activity. Are any of the prints the same?

4. Demonstrate osmosis of a cell membrane (a semi-permeable barrier).
a. Put two tablespoons of cornstarch into a small sandwich baggie and mix it with water until the bag will sink in a small beaker of water.
b. Put a twisty tie on the baggie and place it into a beaker making sure it is above the water level (so that water won’t seep in).
c. Add a few drops of iodine to the water turning it a pale brownish color.
d. Leave overnight.
e. Observe the effects on the cornstarch mixture.
i. Why did this happen?
ii. Why didn’t the water change color?
iii. How could evolution explain the complexity of cells to allow certain molecules, such as water, free passage through the cell membrane, while other substances, such as proteins, can only pass through at a certain site? (How the Body Works).

5. Study the art of fingerprinting. How did this practice begin? When was it discovered to be an effective means of identification? What is the latest trend in identification? (eyes) What steps are being taken in various forms of identification?

6. Take a glass of water and add several teaspoons of salt to it. What happens? (This is an example of a decomposition reaction. The water molecules break the bonding of the salt crystals into sodium and chlorine ions.) Continue to add salt, a teaspoon at a time, until no more salt will dissolve. Keep track of how many teaspoons you have added. Now heat the solution. Can you add more salt? Record how much salt you added in all. Let the water evaporate and observe. What happened and why?

About Felice Gerwitz...

Felice Gerwitz has lectured extensively on the topic of science fairs. She is an award winning author and her book “An Insider’s Guide to Successful Science Fair Projects” was chosen book of the month by God’s World Publishing. Let Felice help you teach Creation Science to your children each Monday morning from September 22-October 28. Learn more here:

or sign up for ALL the fall sessions by buying the FALL SEASON PASS see details in my other posts or click here:

I hope you enjoyed seeing what we have been doing for science lately, I will be updating you at least once a week and will add in what we are doing for History.

Enjoy your day,
Get signed up for the classes - they start on Monday Morning

This is the day that the Lord hath made
Let us be glad and rejoice in it!!
Debbie Phillips

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