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 below are a good way to see how our soil … Continue reading S6 L109 Experiment- Soil Particle Sizes
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 pour it into a jar with the piece of string … Continue reading S6 L100 Project- Making Beezwax Candles
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 this work with some large, juicy strawberries! Continue reading S6 L95 Project – Strawberries!
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 wondering what I mean by that, I have a garden … Continue reading S6 L85 – Two Upcoming Projects
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 so there was a bowl under the catgrass bowl. I … Continue reading S6 L82 Project – My Self-Watered Plant
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 my local extension. Here’s the results I got. Continue reading S6 L81 – Garden Soil Sampling