TGIF Giveaway!!


My friend April over at Faith n’ Pixie dust asked me to share this fabulous giveaway with my readers today.(Thanks April)  Good luck to all of you who enter!

persecuted book review

Have you ever felt Persecuted for your faith? Persecuted is a fiction book that deals with that very subject. The story line of the book is about a popular evangelist that stands for his belief that there is only one way to heaven and will not endorse a bill that will make all religions equal. Check out the full book review HERE.

Enter to win a copy of Persecuted, based on a Daniel Lusko Film opening July 18th in theaters.

Be sure to check out PERSECUTED the movie at a theatre near you, July 18th!

Visit the official movie website: http://www.persecutedmovie.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/persecutedmovie

About The Author:

Robin Parrish is a journalist who’s written about the intersection of faith and pop culture for more than a decade. He’s also the author of Offworld and The Dominion Trilogy . Robin and his wife and children live in North Carolina. Visit Robin’s website. www.robinparrish.com

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Faith n’ Pixie Dust and any participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment. If you have any questions please email April at admin@faithnpixiedust.com.

Geeky Educational Link Up.. Homeschool Style


I know many of you are in throes of planning your 2014 homeschool year or maybe you’re done but still looking for more resources.  This week I figured I would share some of my favorites and few I plan to use in the coming year and super easy experiment. Enjoy!!

 

science 2014

I divided up my favorites in categories so they’re easier to navigate through.

  •      Online Resources

1. Experiments galore over at Science Bob

2. Easy to follow Homeschool Science

3. New a video to help you create a fun experiment check this out

4. Nova Science Now has tons of great information.

5. NASA for students is fun for all ages.

 

  • Books & more Books

1. This year we are delving more into the world of Physics the name says it all Physics is FUN

2. One of my favorite books to use for fourth grade Science

3. Science in Seconds quick and easy science experiments.

4. One of favorite books about Albert Einstein

5. Your kids will just love this one Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes

 

  • Science Kits

1. Anatomy

2. Electronic & Tech

3. Robotics

4. Alternative Energy

 

Fun experiment courtesy of Science Bob

The Magic Ketchup Experiment!

What You Will Need

* A 1 liter plastic bottle
* Ketchup pack from a fast food restaurant
* Salt (using Kosher salt helps keep the water from becoming foggy)

What To Do

  1. Remove any labels from the bottle and fill it all the way to the top with water.
  2. Add a ketchup pack to the bottle.
  3. If the ketchup floats, you’re all set – go to step 4. If the ketchup sinks in the bottle, go to step 5.
  4. For the floating ketchup pack simply screw the cap on the bottle and squeeze the sides of the bottle hard. If the ketchup sinks when you squeeze it, and floats when you release it, congratulations, you’re ready to show it off. If it does not sink when you squeeze it, try a different kind of ketchup pack or try a mustard or soy sauce pack.
  5. If the ketchup pack sinks, add about 3 tablespoons (45 ml) of salt to the bottle. Cap it and shake it up until the salt dissolves. (Kosher salt will keep the water from getting too cloudy, although it will usually clear up over time if using regular table salt.)
  6. Continue adding salt, a few tablespoons at a time until the ketchup is just barely floating to the top of the bottle.
  7. Once it is consistently floating, make sure the bottle is filled to the top with water, and then cap it tightly.
  8. Now squeeze the bottle. The magic ketchup should sink when you squeeze the bottle and float up when you release it. With some practice you can get it to stop in the middle of the bottle.

How Does It Work

This experiment is all about buoyancy and density. Buoyancy describes whether objects float or sink. This usually describes how things float in liquids, but it can also describe how things float or sink in and various gasses.

Density deals with the amount of mass an object has. Adding salt to the water adjusted the water’s density to get the ketchup to float. Sound complicated? It is, but here’s the basics on the ketchup demo…there is a little bubble inside of the ketchup packet. As we know bubbles float, and the bubble in the ketchup sometimes keeps the heavy packet from sinking. When you squeeze the bottle hard enough, you put pressure on the packet. That causes the bubble to get smaller and the entire packet to become MORE DENSE than the water around it and the packet sinks. When you release the pressure, the bubble expands, making the packet less dense (and more buoyant) and, alas, it floats back up. This demonstration is sometimes known as a CARTESIAN DIVER.

 

Make It An Experiment

The project above is a DEMONSTRATION. To make it a true experiment, you can try to answer these questions:

1. Do different food packs (ketchup, mustard, soy sauce) have the same density?

2. Does the temperature of the water affect the density of the ketchup packet?

3. Does the size of the bottle affect how much you have to squeeze to get the packet to sink?

 

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Saturday Shout Outs


saturday shout out

I have finally returned from a much needed vacation and ready to get back at it

So, without further ado here is this weeks Shout-Outs!

 

Looking for something to do tonight? Tonight is one of three nights that the Supermoon can be seen(no telescope needed) find out more here

I am so loving Joshua Becker’s blog, Life Changing stuff! Read more about it

Sheila’s From Wholeness seriesis exceptional.

 

Sewing School 101: Simple Tips to Get You Stitching I have finally decided to try my hand at sewing. Wish me luck:)

 

My new favorite bread!

 

Reading More habit I would like to pass on to our children.

 

Glad to be back in this space!  Have a super weekend everyone:)

 

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10monkeys Math World…Product Review


Sophia & I have been using 10monkey Math World this summer and have found it to be extremely comprehensive and user friendly; not to mention the monkeys are adorable! This affordable program is great to use as a year-long curriculum or for independent math practice.

∼Parents can buy it online.The price starts from $5.9 / year per child. Teachers can request a quote online. for more information click here

 

 

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10monkeys Math World in short

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Geeky Educational Link Up…July 1st


I will not be posting in this weeks link up(getting some much needed R & R)  but I did however want to share some of may favorites from last weeks link up. See you next week!!

 

geek link post

Just in time for 4th of July Dawnita’s shares with us Science of Firecrackers

Jess’s post included some great deals on Science Supplies for your homeschool. Get all the details here

Our entire family thoroughly enjoyed Fran’s post on Fireflies

Won’t you join us for next week’s link up?

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