Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

I love cooking with my boys. It really helps and takes the stress off of me during the holidays. Jaedan prepared a sweet potatoe pie and Malik made dinner rolls.

My oldest started working this year and of course they would schedule him to work on Thanksgiving. So in order to have the whole family together we had to eat early. By prepping some things ahead of time really helped me get things done in time. .

Of course sometimes things don't always go as planned. I was preparing the macaroni and cheese when I realized I didn't have any pasta. My husband rescued me by running out and getting some.

In thee end dinner was great, and Ben got to work on time. We spent the day being couch potatoes and watching football and movies. I am very thankful for my family and the times we share together.



Monday, November 17, 2014

Resistor's and LED's



Today the boys learned how Resistor's work and the theory of OHM's Law. They worked on a LED circuit on their Arduino's to get a better understanding.







Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Snap Circuit Fun

The boys made two different style of a FM Radio using a Snap Circuit Kit.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Learning Arduino With Dad

Recently we purchased an Arduino Uno R3 Microcomputer Kit to add to our Makers Lab. Below are some highlights of the boys with their dad coding and experimenting with the computer.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Update! Analyzing A Chicken Bone



So what happened? The bone that was in the water container smelled awful, retained its color and was still hard. The one in the vinegar container was odorless and the bone was softer. What is so special about vinegar that it can make a hard bone soft? Vinegar is considered a mild acid, but it is strong enough to dissolve away the calcium in the bone. Once the calcium is dissolved, there is nothing to keep the bone hard - all that is left is the soft bone tissue. That is why it is very important to include calcium in your diet.