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Grade 7 Waldorf Physics Block, Colour, Magnetism and Refraction

Jen has just finished her Physics block and now we have moved on to Chemistry, this is what she has been busy with over the last week.

This was an amazing experiment. We filled a round glass bottle with water, stuck a cork onto the bottle and inverted it into a large and sturdy glass. We placed a lit candle behind the bottle filled with water and it emitted the most radiant light through the water filled bottle. This experiment was done at night in the kitchen with the lights off. This method of lighting came about, many years ago before there was electricity. People would like to sit and sew and as night approached, it became too dark to sew and then some clever soul came up with this idea:)

If anyone is blogging their school year for grade 8, grade 6 or grade 4. Please would you leave your link in the comments, I would love to see what you are busy with:)


Colour, weather and craft…

This past week we did experiments with colour mixing in a tub of water, this was beautiful to see, colours dropped into a tub of water and then slowly mixing together… Red and blue becoming purple etc…

Jenna’s painting of the colour wheel…

We have been learning about weather, this a Barometer that Erin made to measure air pressure. It is so easy to make, stretch a balloon over the top of an open tin can, put a little vaseline around the top to enable the balloon to move and then put an elastic band around the balloon. Tape a straw to the middle of the balloon. Put a piece of cardboard next to the can with high at the top and low below. Now you will be able to tell when you will have fine weather and when you will have rainy weather. AND it really works!

Jenna and Erin’s needlepoint. This was such a fun project for the girls… They drew a picture on paper, transferred it to their callico and then embroidered around their drawing…
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