S6 L109 Experiment- Soil Particle Sizes

In this lesson, I did an experiment.  I took about a cup of dirt and poured it into a glass jar two thirds full of water.  The result is that the heaviest/largest particles of dirt like loam sank to the bottom and piled up under the lighter particles of sand and clay.   The Pictures…

S6 L100 Project- Making Beezwax Candles

In lesson 100 I will make beeswax candles using only a few inches of string, a bunch of wax, and some essential oils for scent!  I will take the beeswax and melt it in a pot.  once its melted I will por in the essential oils for the smell, take it off the heat, and…

S6 L95 Project – Strawberries!

For lesson 95 I will grow strawberries in a planter that I’m going to build!  I’ll utilize the already-built planter that our family used a long time ago, I’ll refill it with dirt and plant the strawberries and water them once every two days!  Then in the middle of summer, I’ll be rewarded for all…

S6 L85 – Two Upcoming Projects

For the past week I haven’t been posting much about Science, and here are the upcoming projects of the Compost pile (project #5) and a raised bed garden (project #6).   I already have the compost pile done, I just need to start flipping it.  The raised bed I might use as my mint/rosemary bed.  If you’re…

S6 L82 Project – My Self-Watered Plant

In this lesson I took my old catgrass plant for the cats and went ahead and made it a self-watered potted plant!  I did that by taking the tray under the bowl and bending it so it fit to the pot better, and then bent out one corner to add water in.  This made it…

S6 L81 – Garden Soil Sampling

I have learned about soil sampling and where to send my soil to find out what kind of soil I have.  I sent a sample to my local testing center at Viringia Tech to find out the acidity of my garden soil after filling out this form: http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/452/452-125/452-125.html.  I also picked up a sampling box from…