Friday Factoid Week 30

Hartland Homeschool Family Camp Recap

We learned how back then the space ships had these tanks and they were  as big as the space shuttle.  Dr. Ortner dropped a match into a tank and it ignited really big and then came out the top.  We learned how to make rockets and I invented my own rocket (by Gideon, age 5).

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For Homeschool Family Camp the science teacher was Dr. Ortner.  We made rockets and learned about the gas in rockets and he lit some on fire.  He is also the Million Volt Man and he sent a million volts of electricity through his body and lightning was coming out of his fingers.  He was holding a board and it lit on fire (by Sam, age 10).

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Dr. Ortner, also known as the Million Volt Man, was going to shock himself with a million volts and before he did he showed us what the electricity looked like before he stood on the coil and it was shooting lightening everywhere.  There was also a ventriloquist and he is the best in the world.  He does really funny shows.  Mr. Griffin was the speaker and he was really into the Word.  I can’t wait till next homeschool family camp (by Nathan, age 12).

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Homeschool Family Camp is really cool.  I would recommend it to every homeschooling family. One of my favorite parts was science class. They were great this year.  One of the many things I learned from Dr. Ortner was about heavy water which they use for the Star in the Jar experiment.  Here is a link to a video about sonoluminescence. (by Joel, age 13).

We recently saw a science demonstration about electrical and sound frequency.  It was interesting to learn about how scientists and even natural forces can produce the perfect frequency of sound or energy to tap into a substance’s or element’s natural pitch of resonance and cause the substance to vibrate in resonance to the sound or energy wave produced. We were able to witness a demonstration of this interesting effect when an ordinary water glass was subjected to a sound wave which caused the glass to tremor and eventually shatter. It will be interesting to see how further knowledge of this unique and useful scientific property will be used in the future (by Titus, age 15).

 

 

Friday Factoid Week 28

It’s been a while since we’ve posted any flashbacks from our Hawaiian homeschool.  Since we’re almost to the end of our school year, and thus our blog, I’m going to throw a bunch your way now.  You can start by clicking here with my token post on homeschool socialization or here to read about snorkeling under the stars or here and here for some delicious celestial snack ideas. Only 3 more weeks to go folks!  Summer’s coming fast!

Friday Factoid Week 27

So we’ve been celebrating International Astronomy Month pretty hard around here and as it comes to a close I wanted to share cool milestone for our blog. This month Ecuador became the 100th country to visit Godmadeknown!

 

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This year we’ve been going through the book “Operation World” and praying for each of the countries that our blog has reached. Praise the Lord for technology that can carry the Gospel to unreached places of the world! But more importantly, can you join us in praying for the real live people who are giving up everything and actually taking the good news of Jesus Christ to these countries? I can think of no better way to celebrate International Astronomy Month than in joining in prayer for others around the world to come to a saving faith in the Creator of all those amazing stars!