Year 4 — Level M

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Materials:

Day 1**

Bible

  1. Read John 1
  2. Write a summary of what you think the most important lesson from the reading is.
  3. Pray and ask God to help you learn it/live it.

*History

  1. Watch animation about the Growth of the Nation (for review and preview, click on play)
  2. *Color a map of the USA to show what states belonged the United States at the end of the Civil War. (Click on USA with Alaska and Hawaii and 1 page and then print.)

*Science

  1. Take a small piece of aluminum foil. Rip it in half. Again. And again and again and again until you can’t any more. If you could keep ripping it until it was the smallest piece of aluminum in the world, that would be an atom, an aluminum atom. Everything in the world is made up of atoms, or atoms make up the matter that everything is made of. Different types of atoms come together in different combinations called molecules to make up everything you see in the world.
  2. Take a look at how small atoms are. Move the slider to the right and left. (Click on Nanolab and Zoom. We’ll do more on this site later. If it’s not working, you can watch this video. Get permission to watch it on youtube. Mute your computer.)
  3. Atoms are so small that five million million hydrogen atoms would fit on the head of a pin. That’s 5,000,000,000,000 atoms.
  4. *Print out Elements Lapbook (L is using this too)  Cut out H and hydrogen pocket. Place it on the alkali metals page and put it in your notebook.

Music

  1. Read about Hans Pfitzner  Listen to Das Christ-Elflein: Overture (1906)


Day 2**

Bible

  1. Read John 2
  2. Write a summary of what you think the most important lesson from the reading is.
  3. Pray and ask God to help you learn it/live it.

History*

  1. Read short biography of George Washington Carver
  2. *Print out these Timeline Decade Pages. You can put them in a notebook or on the wall. They are for your timeline pieces. (L is using this too.)
  3. *Print out the modern history timeline packet (L is using this too). Cut out timeline piece and write about Carver. Attach it to your timeline.
  4.  If you are an advanced reader and want to learn more, there is a biographical book on Carver you can read for fun.
Science
  1. Watch hydrogen video. (Here’s an alternative link if that isn’t working.)
  2. Fill in Hydrogen (H) minibook that you cut out yesterday. Need an idea of what to put inside about hydrogen? Read this.
  3. *Look at this example of a periodic table (or a list of all the atoms we know about). (You can print it if you like. It is in color.)



Day 3*

Bible

  1. Read John 3
  2. Write a summary of what you think the most important lesson from the reading was.
  3. Pray and ask God to help you learn it/live it.

History

  1. Play Railroad Race  — On one page it tells you to read a paragraph, but when you click the link, it’s not there. Here are pictures of the three places listed. Which has what the railroad needs?
  2. In the middle you’ll have to choose which company you will work for, click on one. Don’t worry when it tells you to research the Indians or make a project. Just keep clicking. You should try to answer the questions though.

Science

  1. Watch video about how steam engines work.
  2. watch animation
  3. Explain to someone how steam engines work.

Art*

  1. Open this art histoy pdf. Look over page 2, Art Nouveau. Look at the pictures and make a *Venn Diagram (what is the same about two of the pictures, what is different) and write a definition of Art Nouveau by your observations. You can write it on the back of your diagram.


Day 4*

Bible

  1. Read John 4
  2. Write a summary of what you think the most important lesson from the reading is.
  3. Pray and ask God to help you learn it/live it.

History*

  1. Read about the people who made the transcontinental railroad. You DON’T need to click on next. Here’s more info if you need it.
  2. *Print out map and label each route with the name of the man in charge of that railroad.
  3. Cut out the transcontinental railroad piece. Write inside about the railroad inside and place on the 1860s page of your timeline. Or if you don’t like little booklets, you can just cut out the picture and attach it to the page and write on the paper.

Science

  1. Watch and read about steam engines
  2. Draw a diagram of how it works and explain it to someone.
  3. Copy this sentence about steam engines and tell what it means in your own words.


Day 5*

Bible

  1. Read John 5
  2. Write a summary of what you think the most important lesson from the reading is.
  3. Pray and ask God to help you learn it/live it.

History

  1. Read the News.  Choose an article.
  2. Write an email to someone and tell them about what you read in the news.

Science*

  1. What makes water turn into steam?  Play this game to learn.
  2. *Print out this worksheet on water changing and fill in.
  3. Just about everything in this world is either a solid, a liquid or a gas. These are called “the states of matter.”
  4. You just learned that by changing the temperature of a type of matter you can change its state. For example by heating the solid ice you change it into a liquid.

PE/Health

  1. Stretching — stretch and warm up along with the video. Follow the directions!


Day 6**  (Materials for science: metal hanger, 2 foot-long pieces of thread — if you don’t have a metal hanger, use something metal like a spoon)

Bible

  1. Read  John 6
  2. Write a summary of what you think the most important lesson from the reading is.
  3. Pray and ask God to help you learn it/live it.

History

  1. Watch 30 minute movie about Alexander Graham Bell

Science*

  1. *Bell realized that the sound carried better if he used a liquid. Conduct a sound experiment. Does sound travel better through a solid or a gas (the air)? Do the Hang in There experiment. If you can get what you need together, you could do any of the other experiments too.
  2. Print out the science experiment page and fill it out with your experiment details. I wrote the experiment question above. *experiment worksheet
  3. Think of a way to test if sound travels better through a liquid or a gas? Try it. What’s your result? Present your conclusions from today’s experiments at the dinner table.

Music*

  1. Print out the modern history music timeline.
  2. Listen to Das Christ-Elflein (1906, rev.1917)  The title is in German and means the Christmas Elf.
  3. Cut out Pfitzner’s timeline piece and write in it. Attach it to your timeline.


Day 7

Bible

  1. Read John 7
  2. Write a summary of what you think the most important lesson from the reading is.
  3. Pray and ask God to help you learn it/live it.

History

  1. Read biography of Alexander Graham Bell.
  2. Write about his life. What do you admire about him? What were his accomplishments? What did he care about? Use the piece from the timeline to write inside.
  3. Look at these different diagrams of how to build a telephone like Bell’s. We hear sound because of vibrations. Your voice creates the vibrations. Mr. Bell figured out how to turn those vibrations into bursts of electricity that travel through the wires. Diagram one Diagram two   It’s not so complicated, is it? His big discovery was how liquid, specifically an acid (like vinegar), made the vibrations stronger and clearer. In science this year we will learn more about acids, electricity, vibrations and sound.

Science

  1. Read about how a telephone works.  Click on Next Page when you get to the bottom. And again on the next page. On this page, after you read, click on the image to see it animated. Just a reminder not to click on anything else on these pages. The advertisements are just to get your money. They will not improve your life 🙂 Have self-control and stay focused.
  2. Describe how Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone worked.


Day 8

Bible

  1. Read  John 8
  2. Who are really Jesus’ disciples?  (Look in verse 31.) Now write an explanation of verses 34 and 35.
  3. Pray and ask God to make you a true disciple.

History

  1. Read chapter 1 and 2  of The Boy’s Life of Edison
  2. Write a summary of each chapter in just one sentence. You will write one sentence for each chapter (you’ll have to pick what was most important.) Type the sentences onto a power point slide for each chapter. Record your voice reading the slide. You can get some pictures for some of your slides from Wikipedia.

Science

  1. Watch video on oxygen.
  2. Cut out your O and Oxygen pocket. Oxygen is part of what we breathe. We need oxygen for our bodies to work. It is another element in our world and is number 8 on the periodic table because one atom of oxygen has 8 protons in it. We’ll learn later about protons. Write or draw inside your oxygen card. And place in your pocket.
  3. Not everything in the world is hydrogen or oxygen or carbon or whatever else is on the periodic table. Those are the elements that other things are made from. When different atoms come together to make something new, they are called molecules. Probably the most famous molecule is H2O. Have you ever heard of it? It means two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom getting together. When they do, they make water! All water you see is made up of H2O molecules. Here’s a picture of a water molecule.

Art

  1. “Often, the artist will use natural objects for inspiration such as seashells, flames, trees, flowers, and animals.” That is a quote from last week’s reading about Art Nouveau. Here are sites about how to draw two different types of seashells. Type 1   Type 2
  2. Draw a seashell (or more than one) and turn it into something else. Here are more seashell pictures for inspiration.


Day 9  (Materials: grape, microwave–there’s a video of the experiment if you can’t do it)

Bible

  1. Read  John 9
  2. Write a summary of what you think the most important lesson from the reading is.
  3. Pray and ask God to help you learn it/live it.

History

  1. Read chapter 3 and 4 of The Boy’s Life of Edison
  2. Write a summary of each chapter in a sentence. Make a power point slide for each chapter. Record your voice reading the slide.

Science

  1. Remember molecules? A water molecule is made up of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom, H2O. When molecules heat up, they get really excited and move around a lot! That’s a gas. When molecules cool down enough, they barely move at all; that’s a solid.
  2. Do this online activity on states of matter.
  3. Try this online quiz.
  4. If you have a grape and a microwave, then you can create plasma. Plasma is another state of matter. It’s what you get when you excite molecules even more than in a gaseous state. Slice a grape in half longways but leave a little skin so you can open it like a book. Open it and place it in the microwave. Turn the microwave on and be ready to turn it off. In 10-15 seconds you should see plasma shooting off the grape! Turn off your microwave after those 10-15 seconds. Don’t let the grape cook longer. If you don’t have a microwave, you can watch a video of the experiment.

Day 10

Bible

  1. Read John 10
  2. Write a summary of what you think the most important lesson from the reading is.
  3. Pray and ask God to help you learn it/live it.

History

  1. Read a news article. Tell someone about what you learned in the news today.
  2. Read chapter 5 and 6 of The Boy’s Life of Edison
  3. Write a summary of each chapter in one sentence. Make a power point slide for each chapter. Record your voice reading the slide.

Science

  1. In your science notebook write the following words and their definitions: atom, molecule, matter, state of matter, liquid, gas, solid, periodic table.
  2. As a reward for your hard work writing great definitions, here’s a video of what fun chemistry can be.

PE/Health

  1. Fire Safety — Find and read about preventing wildfires and campfire safety. You can do the game.


Day 11  (Materials: tongue depressor, rubber band about 3 in. by 1/4 in., 2 index cards, 3 feet of string or yarn, scissors, tape or hot glue)

Bible

  1. Read John 11
  2. Write a summary of what you think the most important lesson from the reading is.
  3. Pray and ask God to help you learn it/live it.

History

  1. Read chapter 7 and 8 of The Boy’s Life of Edison
  2. Write a summary of each chapter in one sentence. Make a power point slide for each chapter. Record your voice reading the slide.

Science

  1. Read about this experiment, watch the video and try it if you have what you need. (It will ask for your email address before you can watch the video. Use a junk email address. She sends out experiment videos, but she sends lots of advertisements too!)
  2. Write in your science notebook what you learned from the experiment. Please put the date at the top of the page.

Music

  1. Listen to Das Herz: Liebesmelodie (1930-31).  The title is in German and means The Heart: a Love Melody.
  2. In your notebook write words that describe the music. At the top of the page write the composer, opera title and year and today’s date.


Day 12

Bible

  1. Read John 12
  2. Write a summary of what you think the most important lesson from the reading is.
  3. Pray and ask God to help you learn it/live it.

History

  1. Read chapter 9 and 10 of The Boy’s Life of Edison
  2. Write a summary each chapter in one sentence for each chapter. Make a power point slide for each chapter. Record your voice reading the slide.

Science

  1. Play with different instruments to make different sounds. What is being vibrated to make each sound? You need to drag the different instruments onto the screen to play them. You can also do the sound sorting activity.
  2. Read this experiment.


Day 13

Bible

  1. Read  John 13
  2. Today respond to this question: Why was it significant that Jesus washed the disciples feet?
  3. Pray and ask God to make you more like Jesus.

Art*

  1. Read this article and look at the pictures.
  2. *Print out Modern History Art Timeline. (L is using this too this week.) Cut out Hector Guimard and write about his life and art inside. Place it on your timeline in the 1890s.

History

  1. Read chapter 11 and 12 of The Boy’s Life of Edison
  2. Write a summary of each chapter in one sentence. Make a power point slide for each chapter. Record your voice reading the slide.

Science

  1. Watch this video of sound experiments and then figure out some of your own special effects sounds. What sounds can you make with things around your house?


Day 14

Bible

  1. Read  John 14
  2. Write a summary of what you think the most important lesson from the reading is.
  3. Pray and ask God to help you learn it/live it.

History

  1. Read chapter 13 and 14 of The Boy’s Life of Edison
  2. Write a summary each chapter in one sentence. Make a power point slide for each chapter. Record your voice reading the slide.

Science

  1. Read about the speed of sound and traveling faster than the speed of sound.
  2. Watch a video about breaking the sound barrier. Then listen to a plane breaking the sound barrier.

Day 15

Bible

  1. Read John 15   (to “bear fruit” means to become more like Jesus–having love, joy, peace, patience, kindness…)
  2. Write a summary of what you think the most important lesson from the reading is.
  3. Pray and ask God to help you learn it/live it.

History

  1. If you have younger siblings, read their news articles on Edison.
  2. Read chapter 15 and 16 of The Boy’s Life of Edison
  3. Write a summary of each chapter in one sentence. Make a power point slide for each chapter. Record your voice reading the slide. Show your presentation to your family. (You can read the rest of the book on your own if you like.)
  4. Cut out your Edison timeline piece. Write in it and attach it to your timeline.

Science

  1. Read about the phonograph.
  2. If you have a record player at home, observe it in use. You can also watch this video . While records are flat, Edison’s played from grooves in a spinning cylinder.
  3. Draw a diagram of how a phonograph works.

PE/Health

  1. Climb the stairs 5 times.


Day 16

Bible

  1. Read  John 16
  2. Write a summary of what you think the most important lesson from the reading is.
  3. Pray and ask God to help you learn it/live it.

History

  1. Photos from the coal mines: one, two, three
  2. Watch this video about coal mining today.
  3. A
    1. bout coal mining:

    Coal was needed in vast quantities for the Industrial Revolution. For centuries, people in Britain had made do with charcoal if they needed a cheap and easy to acquire fuel. What ‘industry’ that existed before 1700, did use coal but it came from coal mines that were near to the surface and the coal was relatively easy to get to. The Industrial Revolution changed all of this.

    Before the Industrial Revolution, two types of mines existed : drift mines and bell pits. Both were small scale coal mines and the coal which came from these type of pits was used locally in homes and local industry.

    However, as the country started to industrialise itself, more and more coal was needed to fuel steam engines and furnaces. The development of factories by Arkwright and the improvement of the steam engine by Watt further increased demand for coal. As a result coal mines got deeper and deeper and coal mining became more and more dangerous.

    Coal shafts could go hundreds of feet into the ground. Once a coal seam was found, the miners dug horizontally. However, underground the miners faced very real and great dangers. Flooding was a real problem in mines. Explosive gas (called fire damp) would be found the deeper the miners got. One spark from a digging miner’s pick axe or candle could be disastrous. Poison gas was also found underground and pit collapses were common; the sheer weight of the ground above a worked coal seam was colossal and mines were only held up by wooden beams called props.  (from http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/coal_mines_industrial_revolution.htm)

  4. Read chapters 1 and 2 of Facing Death
    • Parents: If this is too much reading, you can take out this book.

Science

  1. The light in a bulb basically is a fine wire, called a filament, that gives off light because it is heated up and gets hot. It’s actually atoms that are giving off light. Remember how they get excited when they heat up? The electricity travels into the bulb, heats up the atoms in the filament, causes them to jump around which gives off the light.
  2. Watch video on argon. Argon is the gas used in most light bulbs. Thomas Edison learned that leaving air in the bulb would cause the filament (the thin carbon wire inside) to burn up. He used a vacuum to take out the air. Now we remove the air and put in argon.
  3. Read about the group of noble gases.
  4. Cut out and fill in your argon piece.

Music

  1. Read about Tchaikovsky and write about him in his timeline piece. Place it on the 1890s page.


Day 17*

Bible

  1. Read  John 17
  2. Write a summary of what you think the most important lesson from the reading is.
  3. Pray and ask God to help you learn it/live it.

History*

  1. Read chapters 3 and 4 of Facing Death
  2. Industrial Revolution — coal was an important part of running all these new factories. Farming was no longer the main economy of the country. We were producing more from factories now and coal was the fuel for those factories. Here’s a picture of kids working in a mine.
  3. *Use this Coal mines notebooking page to write as if you were a worker in a coal mine. Use what you’ve learned about coal mines and the time period and write a paragraph about your life as a coal mine worker. Use the blank box for your title.

Science

  1. We see because light travels from the light source to an object, reflects off that object and hits our eye.
  2. Watch this video about how light travels.
  3. Try this quiz about light.
  4. (If you can’t answer the questions, go and read here.)


Day 18*

Bible

  1. Read  John 18
  2. Write a summary of what you think the most important lesson from the reading is.
  3. Pray and ask God to help you learn it/live it.

History

  1. Read chapters 5 and 6 of Facing Death
  2. Watch this video on the industrial revolution.
  3. Interview a younger sibling who is learning about Helen Keller or read this short biography.

Science*

  1. Watch this video about how light bends and slows.
  2. Then try this experiment on bending light. (If you don’t have blu tac, just pour the water carefully so you don’t disturb the coin. It won’t float!)
  3. *Write up an experiment worksheet. Question: Can light bend?

Art

  1. Scroll down to 1908 and look at these houses designed by Art Nouveau artist Henry Van de Velde.
  2. Draw a design for the outside of an art nouveau house or try and draw one of the houses in the picture.


Day 19

Bible

  1. Read John 19
  2. Write a summary of what you think the most important lesson from the reading is.
  3. Pray and ask God to help you learn it/live it.

History

  1. Watch this video on the industrial revolution. (This will require you to disable adblock for this site.) Write in your notebook what an agrarian society is and what an industrial society is. Also write what technology made the industrial revolution possible. Label the page in your notebook with “Industrial Revolution” and today’s date.
  2. Read chapters 7 and 8 of Facing Death.

Science

  1. Read this page about reflection.
  2. Read this page about light refraction.
  3. Place a glass of water on the end of a white sheet of paper near a sunny window. Let the light shine through the water. What do you see on the paper?
  4. Light is made up of colors. The light waves of different colors travel at different speeds and so bend in different ways going through the water. The water demonstrates light refraction, the change in direction due to a change in speed. The water slows the light waves and causes them to bend.
  5. Play with this color mixer. Make sure you observe mixing all three at their highest levels. You can see how light is white, but it is really made up of many colors.


Day 20

Bible

  1. Read  Psalm 22
  2. What phrases in here can you find that point to Jesus’ crucifixion?
  3. Pray and thank Jesus for taking your sin and dying for you.

History

  1. Read an article.  Write out or tell someone the answers to the journalist’s questions: who, what, where, when, why and how.
  2. Read chapters 9 and 10 of Facing Death.

Science

  1. Read about the structure of a light bulb.
  2. The “electrical foot contact” is what conducts, or carries, the electricity into the bulb.
  3. Play this game to experiment with different conductors and receivers.
  4. Play this electrical circuit game.
  5. Write circuit, conduct and filament in your science notebook and write definitions for the words.

EXTRA — if you want to and are able to… How to make a periscope.

PE/Health

  1. Road safety game


Day 21

Bible

  1. Read John 20
  2. Write a summary of what you think the most important lesson from the reading is.
  3. Pray and ask God to help you learn it/live it.

History

  1. Read chapters 11 and 12 of Facing Death.
  2. Read this biography of Henry Ford.
  3. Cut out and fill in Henry Ford timeline piece.

Science*

  1. Watch this video and take notes of any new vocabulary. When you hear a new word, jot it down on a piece of paper in your science notebook. After the video is done fill in more about each word you wrote down. Also write in your notes the explanation as to why atoms join together. Watch it again if you can’t remember!
  2. *Print out just page one of this worksheet on atoms. Read it and fill it in. Keep it in your science notebook.

Music

  1. Listen to this show about ballet with Tchaikovsky’s music playing. Click on the play button on number two, ballet.


Day 22  (Materials: Epsom salt 1/2 cup — if you don’t have it, you can use a small piece of cardboard and  table salt and do this experiment. You can buy Epsom salt at a drug store or in the medicine section of a grocery store. It’s cheap.)

Bible

  1. Read John 21
  2. Write a summary of what you think the most important lesson from the reading is.
  3.  Pray and ask God to help you learn it/live it.

History

  1. Read chapters 13 and 14 of Facing Death.
  2. Read this page about child labor in America and look at the pictures. Lewis Hine was a photojournalist. He exposed child labor for what it really was and helped bring about reforms. Write in your notebook what you find most shocking.

Science

  1. In a small, deep container (small jam jar would work well) pour 1/2 cup of the hottest water that comes from your faucet. Stir in 1/2 cup of Epsom salt. Stir for one minute (there should be some Epsom salt crystals at the bottom still) and then place in the refrigerator. In three hours you should have crystals. (In case you can’t grow them, here’s a picture of Epsom salt crystals. You can click on it to see it bigger.) 
  2. Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate, MgSO4 That means that each molecule of magnesium sulfate is made up of one atom of magnesium, one atom of sulfur and 4 atoms of oxygen. The crystals are lots and lots of molecules joining together.
  3. Draw a picture of what a magnesium atom might look like. It is number 12 on the periodic table so it has 12 protons and electrons. Draw a nucleus with 12 + signs in it for the protons. Now draw a ring around it with two electrons (-) on it. That’s all the first level can hold. Now draw a second ring around that. The second level can hold 8 electrons, remember? Draw eight electrons on the second ring. That’s 10 electrons. Now draw a third ring around the atom. How many electrons should you draw on this one? It needs 12 and you’ve only drawn 10 so far. This last level or its valence shell needs 2 more drawn in, but it wants 18! That’s why it will bond with the other atoms.


Day 23

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 1  (note verses 11-19)
  2. Write a summary of what you think the most important lesson from the reading is.
  3. Pray and ask God to help you learn it/live it.

History

  1. Read chapters 15 and 16 of Facing Death.
  2. Look at these photographs. Make observations and conclusions. Write about the suffragettes from what you’ve observed. Here’s a women’s suffrage notebooking page photo 1  photo 2   photo 3   photo 4

Science

  1. Read about helium. Page 1  Page 2
  2. Watch the video on helium. Helium is number 2 on the periodic table because it has 2 protons.
  3. Check out this info on helium. Use the links on the right.
  4. Cut out the helium pieces. Write inside about helium.
  5. Helium belongs to the group of noble gases. Every element in a group has the same number of electrons in its valence shell, except for helium, which only has 2. How many electrons do they each have in their valence shell? Use neon to figure it out. How many are in its outer shell? First shell 2, second shell 8, right? Now check it with argon, number 18. Does it work? Remember argon? It’s what is put in regular light bulbs.

Art

  1. Read this biography on Henri Matisse.
  2. Cut out the Henri Matisse timeline piece and write about him inside. On one side write Fauvism on your Henri Matisse timeline piece. What are some words that describe this style of art? Write the answers in your timeline piece. Add to your timeline in the 1900s.


Day 24*

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 2  What are some of the wonderful things that will be established in the “last days”?
  2. Pray and ask God to help you learn it/live it.

History

  1. Read chapters 17 and 18 of Facing Death.
  2. Read this short article about the suffragette movement. How much of this information did you get from looking at the pictures yesterday? Add to or edit your writing from yesterday from what you learned today.

Science*

  1. *Fill in this chart for helium. We know that the atomic number is 2. We also know that the atomic number is also the number of protons. Fill in that information on your chart. Periodic table charts tell us that its atomic mass is 4.002602. Fill that number in. It’s mass number is 4. Now protons are the positive charge in the nucleus. There has to be an even negative charge to balance it out. That means there the same number of electrons (the negative) as protons (the positive). Fill in the number of electrons on your chart. Now to find the neutrons take the mass number and subtract the number of protons to see what’s left over. So in this case 4-2=2. There are 2 neutrons in a helium atom. Fill in the number of neutrons on your chart.


Day 25*

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 3  What is God in control of? What is He capable of doing? (note especially the first verse)
  2. Pray and ask God to help you learn it/live it.

History

  1. Read an article. Write out or tell someone the answers to the journalist’s questions: who, what, where, when, why and how.
  2. Read chapters 19 and 20 of Facing Death.

Science*

  1. *Print out pages one and two of this worksheet. Fill in page 1. Save page 2 for Day 26. You can check your answers later by scrolling down, but there are errors. It should say atomic mass where it says, “symbol.” Also, the answers for W, Tungsten, are incorrect because the atomic mass is not 36 but 184.

PE/Health

  1. Do at least 20 jumping jacks. (You could compete with a sibling to see who can do them the longest.)
  2. Here is a video to teach you how to do a proper jumping jack.


Day 26

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 4  This is talking about when Jesus will reign in Israel as king.

History

  1. Read this biography of Theodore Roosevelt.
  2. Read chapters 21 and 22 of Facing Death.
  3. Write a paragraph about why it is important to protect nature. Theodore Roosevelt was a naturalist. He preserved wilderness as national parks so that we have natural spaces free from homes and business.
  4. Do you need tips on writing a proper paragraph?  topic sentence   supporting details   closing sentence
  5. If you like Theodore Roosevelt and want to read more, he wrote an autobiography and there is a biography about him.

Science

  1. Fill in page two of the worksheet from day 25. Skip the “Lewis Structure.” Check your answers.

Music

  1. Listen to this music from the Nutcracker. What do you picture the dancers doing? Now watch  them!


Day 27  (Materials for science: paper clip or pin, wax paper or other water proof surface — some book covers, rain coat…, tablespoon or just a spoon)

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 5  Write a summary of what this chapter is saying about Israel, the vineyard.

History

  1. Watch video on immigration and Ellis Island.
  2. Read chapters 23 and 24 of Facing Death.

Science

  1. Drop water onto a water proof surface. What shape does it sit in? Water cohesion, or how water molecules are attracted to each other, is why the water beads up. Do you think it’s also why rain falls in drops? (picture of how water beads up)
  2. Fill a tablespoon with water. Fill the tablespoon so that the water seems to mound up over the top of the spoon. Why doesn’t the water spill over? Cohesion. The molecules on top are attracted to those underneath and hold onto each other. This creates surface tension.
  3. Fill a cup with water. Place a paper clip or pin on top of the water. It’s heavier than water, but it floats. Why? The cohesion builds up a strong surface tension. It holds the water in place and the paper clip on top.
  4. Read about water cohesion on the first page of this (don’t need to print unless you want to). (We did a different experiment than they did so don’t worry about the first paragraph.)
  5. *Print out this water cohesion notebooking page and write why a too full cup of water doesn’t spill. Make sure you start with an introduction sentence that says what you are going to write about. (Example: Did you ever wonder why you can fill a cup to the brim and it doesn’t spill?) Use all the words/phrases listed.


Day 28

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 6  Why is Isaiah afraid? (This is similar to when Peter was afraid when he first realized that Jesus was a holy man.) Why is this a proper reaction? What makes it so we can be in God’s presence and not die?

History

  1. Read this page about the Statue of Liberty including Emma Lazarus’ poem.
  2. Read chapters 25 and 26 of Facing Death.
  3. *Print out this notebooking page, Statue of Liberty quote. What is the meaning of this poem? What is its invitation?

Speaking

  1. Practice saying this part of the poem (the part on your notebooking page) out loud until you don’t have to read the whole thing and can look up some. Stand up in front of your family and read this poem. Don’t look at your paper the whole time and say it like you mean it!

Science

  1. Watch this video on carbon.
  2. Read about carbon.
  3. Cut out your carbon pieces and write about carbon inside.

Art

  1. Henri Matisse’s style is known as Fauvism. It is marked by bright colors and the artists didn’t try to paint realistically.
  2. View this painting by Matisse.  Move your mouse over the flower pots at the bottom of the window.
  3. Pick part of the painting to try and recreate. Use as big a brush as you can find and bright colors. Use acrylic paints. Remember, don’t try and be perfect. Look again at Matisse’s flowers and pots. Make yours the way he did his.


Day 29 (Materials for science: balloon — mouth of balloon needs to fit over mouth of bottle, small bottle, baking soda 2 tablespoons, at least 1/2 cup of vinegar)

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 7  Copy the verse that contains the prophecy about Jesus’ miraculous birth.

History

  1. Read these stories about coming to Ellis Island.
  2. Was life easy for new immigrants? What was it like for them?
  3. Read chapters 27 and 28 of Facing Death.

Science

  1. We’ve talked about water molecules bonding and being attracted and getting exciting by heat and turning into steam, etc. But all molecules do these things.
  2. If you have younger siblings, they’re doing this experiment today too. Put vinegar in a small bottle, like a drinking water bottle. Fill it up halfway or at least get a significant amount in there. If you just have a small balloon, you’ll need less. Put two tablespoons of baking soda into the balloon. A funnel would be an easy way to do that. Without spilling any baking soda into the bottle, stretch the balloon opening over the bottle opening and let the balloon hang down to one side. Ready? Take hold of the top of the balloon and hold it up so that all of the baking soda falls into the bottle.
  3. What happens? The molecules in the baking soda (NaHCO3) and the molecules in the vinegar (CH3COOH) react together. They atoms bond in different ways. Look at those molecules. They are more complicated than H2O, but it is the same idea. The atoms, the hydrogen, the oxygen, etc. find new ways to bond, or come together, once added with different types of molecules.
  4. Look at the baking soda molecule. The Na (sodium) gets separated. An H (hydrogen) from the vinegar joins with the H in the baking soda and steals an O (oxygen). That makes H2O, right? That leaves CO2.
  5. CO2 is carbon dioxide. That’s the gas that is filling your balloon and is also what’s making the fizzing and bubbling.
  6. This is called a chemical reaction, or simply a change in a chemical.
  7. Chemical reactions can be described by chemical equations. We’re not going to be working with these. I just want you to take a look at one for this experiment.
  8. Explain the chemical reaction in this experiment. Here are some notebooking pages to choose from if you like.

Day 30*

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 11  Jesus is the branch in the first verse. In verse two what are the different words used to describe the Holy Spirit. List them. I know this is talking about the Holy Spirit because that is the one spirit that fills Jesus. In verses three and four what does it say about how Jesus judges? What doesn’t He do? What does He do? Just a note, verse 6 in people’s minds says “and the lion will lie down with the lamb.” That’s not what it says, does it? There are lots of pictures  of lions and lambs  together because of this verse that people remember incorrectly.

History*

  1. Finish Facing Death.
  2. *Fill out a book report form for Facing Death.

Science

  1. Let’s look at another chemical reaction. Fill a glass halfway with seltzer water. (If you don’t have what our family calls, “bubble water,” then just use regular water. The reaction just takes a bit longer. Add a drop of food coloring. Pour in bleach and watch the color disappear.
  2. The color disappears because the oxygen molecules in the bleach and the oxygen molecules in the water bond together.
  3. If you can’t do the experiment, here’s a video.
  4. Write a definition of chemical reaction.
  5. Watch this video of a neat chemical reaction. This is sulfuric acid being poured into sugar. Sugar is C12H22O11. Do you see that H22 and O11 could make 11 water molecules (H2O)? The acid reacts with the sugar causing the atoms to bond in a new way and the hydrogen and oxygen combine to make water (you’ll see it as smoke in the video). That leaves only carbon! You’ll notice the black carbon in the video!

PE/Health

  1. Catch falling food and learn your food groups.


Day 31

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 12  List all the commands in this chapter. What are all the things you are commanded to do?

History

  1. Read this comic book about the Wright Brothers (you have to click on “Next Page.)
  2. Watch this short video which I believe is from a flight demonstration in 1908.
  3. Draw/write about what you learned. Use a notebooking page with a blank top for drawing.

Science

  1. Read this page on flight.  Remember, if scientists don’t believe God exists, they can’t believe that God created the world. Any scientific evidence that points to a created world that’s only be around for about 7000 years gets tossed aside or explained away. They can only accept ideas that fit their guess as to how the world was created even when evidence shows them wrong!
  2. Explain the different kinds of flight.

Music

  1. Read Rachmaninoff’s biography
  2. Cut out his timeline piece and fill it in. Place it on the 1900s page.


Day 32*(*)

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 39  This is Isaiah talking to King Hezekiah. What does he tell him? How does King Hezekiah respond? What do you think of what King Hezekiah says?

History*

  1. Read about Bessie Coleman.  Write about her life.  Bessie Coleman Notebooking Page

Science(*)

  1. Read about the principles of flight. Click on next. Stop when you get to “How Air Moves.”
  2. Take notes on the aeronautics page.
  3. (*)Here’s a notebooking page with no lines if you want it.


Day 33*

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 40  What contrast is shown here between God and idols?

History*

  1. Read about Amelia Earhart.
  2. Write about her life.  Amelia Earhart Notebooking Page

Science

  1. Read this page about how air moves.
  2. Read this page on forces in flight.
  3. Draw a diagram of the four forces which control an airplane. We’ll learn about each of these forces separately. This is an overview. (Okay, if you want, you can make a paper airplane like the elementary school kids are doing.)

Art

  1. Look at these paintings by Henri Matisse.  Apples   Oranges   Goldfish
  2. Set up something similar to paint — a bowl of fruit for example.
  3. Paint your picture how you think Matisse would. Use acrylic paint like before.

Practice your Roman numerals, just for fun. Play Picture Perfect or Number Balls.


Day 34* (Materials for science: 2 of the same coin, ruler)

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 41  Look at verses 4-7. Do you see the irony of God making the people who then make their god? I think it’s funny that they are making an idol to protect them but it can’t even stand on its own. They have to nail it down!

History*

  1. Read about Charles Lindbergh.
  2. Write about his life.  Charles Lindbergh Notebooking Page
  3. Choose your best notebooking page from this week and give it to your homeschool parent to put in your portfolio.

Science

  1. Watch this video.
  2. Describe what happened.
  3. Did you expect something dropped and something shot out to land at the same time?
  4. Do you want to try it?
  5. Place a coin on the edge of a table. Place your ruler half on / half off the table. Put a finger in the middle of it to hold it to the table. Place the other coin (same type of coin) on the edge of the part of the ruler that is hanging off the table. (Works best where you can hear the coins hitting the floor.)
  6. You are going to quickly hit the very end of the ruler that is hanging off the table. When you do that, you will be knocking it out from under the one coin so that it drops and you will be striking the other coin so that it flies off. Try it several times.


Day 35**

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 42  What does this chapter tell us about Jesus?

History*

  1. Read an article. Choose an article and write (or tell someone) the who, what, where, when, why and how of it.

Science*

  1. *Print out this page, read it and fill in the chart.
  2. Here’s a video of an astronaut falling “in slow motion.” He falls more slowly in space because the moon is smaller than earth so it has less of a gravitational pull. His mass is the same, but his weight (gravity pulling on his mass) is different. He is pulled to the moon with less force than on earth. Since the force, the speed at which gravity pulls is less. Makes it seem to us like it is slow motion.
  3. Explain to someone why you would weigh less on Venus
  4. Explain in writing how mass, weight and gravity are connected.  Mass / Weight Notebooking Page.

PE/Health

  1. Try and do a push up. Can you do ten? Try every day and you’ll get better.
  2. Watch the video to learn how to do it properly.


Day 36 (Materials for M: cup of water, index card or cardboard or stiff paper)

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 43.
  2. In Romans 11 God tells us that people who are not Jewish become part of “Israel” when we believe and are saved. So, we can read God’s promises to Israel as God speaking to us. His promises were for physical Israel, the land He gave to His people, but also His promises have spiritual meaning to those who believe!
  3. Write down some things this chapter teaches about who God is.
  4. Write down some of the promises He makes to his people.

History

  1. Read about where airplanes went from the time of the Wright brothers OR watch this video on airplanes in WWI.

Science

  1. Read this lesson on lift.
  2. You can try some of the suggested activities. Can air really hold things up? Do the experiment below.
  3. Experiment: fill a glass 2/3 full of water and cover with an index card (or cardboard or stiff paper). Hold the card in place securely and flip the cup over. Remove your hand. The 14.7 pounds per square inch of air pressure will hold the water in it’s place.
  4. Take a look at this lift explanation with animation. Click on “launch interactive.” Keep going until you get to “Drag.” What are the two ways described that create lift? (answer: One is that the air pressure is less above the wing so that the greater air pressure below the wing presses up. The other is that the curved wing directs air downward which creates an opposite flow upward, lifting up on the wings.)

Music

  1. Listen  to Rachmaninoff, The Bells, 3rd movement
  2. Write down the composer’s name and the name of the piece of music. Write down words that describe the music. List as many as you can. Give this to your parent for your portfolio.


Day 37***   (Materials for science: ziplock bag; optional: balloon, 2 liter bottle — empty)

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 44.
  2. Here again God is showing how silly it is to make your own god. Do people still do this? How? Ask people what they think about God and they say, “Well, to me, God is…”  They are creating their own God. There are people who decide that God doesn’t send people to hell. There are people who decide that God doesn’t hate sin. They are creating their own god.
  3. Are there any ways you are making your own image of God that doesn’t match what the Bible teaches us about God? Or are there other things you are making into a god by saying, “Save me” to someone or something that isn’t God? Think about it.

History

  1. Read chapter 1 of The Little Book of the War.
  2. *Print out a map (click on Europe) and label the countries and bodies of water mentioned. Create a key if necessary.
  3. *Also print out 11 copies of your favorite WWI notebooking page and take notes on each chapter.
  4. Two books you could consider reading just for fun over the next several weeks (to day 65) are Rilla of Ingleside (audio book) which is about life on the home front and is from the Anne of Green Gables  series and Air Service Boys Over Enemy Lines.

Just for fun extra reading: You could read Rilla of Ingleside. (This is the last of the Anne of Green Gables series about life on the home front.) OR you could read Air Service Boys Over Enemy Lines (also WWI, but both are fiction).

Science*

  1. Try this experiment. Blow a ziplock bag. Seal it almost all the way. Give it another big puff and seal it closed. Put it in the freezer. Check on it in 10-15 minutes. Did it deflate some? Why? Air expands when it is hot, increasing the pressure it’s putting on the bag. Air pressure is lower when the air is cooler.
  2. *Fill out an experiment worksheet. Write neatly and do your best. Give the paper to your homeschool parent to put in your portfolio.
  3. Watch the video below on air pressure. (You can try it if you like.) Can you answer the questions?

Day 38* (Materials for science: 2 paint stirrers and two rubber bands, may be able to use popsicle sticks or even paper folded over and over on itself to make a stiff “stick”, there is also an alternate method using only paper)

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 45.
  2. What is something this chapter teaches us about God?
  3. What does this chapter teach you about what you should do?

History

  1. Read chapter 2 of The Little Book of the War.
  2. Take notes and keep marking your map. This book can be sparse on dates. Here is a concise timeline to help you out as your read. (Remember, no clicking on ads!)
  3. *Print out another 1914 map of Europe. (This is from here.) This is a map from 1914. Your other one is more modern day.
  4. Read this sheet about European Alliances Before WWI and color this map to show the alliances, who was on whose side. Label the map with a title and the date. Work neatly. Do your best! Give this to your homeschool parent to put in your portfolio.
  5. Need help? Here’s a map from 1914.

Science

  1. Make a boomerang.
  2. Tell how lift is created with your boomerang.
  3. Here is a youtube video with directions for an origami boomerang. Get permission before going to youtube.

Art

  1. Henri Matisse used collages later in his life, especially when he fell sick. Take a look at some of his collages. Collage 1  Collage 2  Collage 3
  2. Do they still follow his same style of bright colors and not trying to make things realistic?
  3. Make a collage. Cut out different shapes and glue them onto a single sheet. You could use colored paper or color or paint your own paper to use. Give this to your mother to put in your portfolio.


Day 39  (Materials for science: paper towel tube, flexible straw, paper cup, aluminum foil)

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 46.
  2. What is something you learn about God from this chapter?
  3. What is a promise He makes in this chapter? Zion is Jerusalem or heaven.
  4. In the news you hear about zionism which is the belief that the Jewish people have the right to the land of Israel. Zionists are those that hold that belief. It is most referred to the conflict between Israel and Palestine who fight over what part of Israel and Jerusalem should be controlled by each. Palestine translates to Philistine (like Goliath was)–yes, they are still fighting over that land! Recently the part of Israel known as Gaza was given to the Palestinians. Gaza was part of the inheritance belonging to the tribe of Judah. Do you know who belongs to the tribe of Judah? Jesus! Of course, God is ruling over all of this. Israel’s whole history is that of being taken from their land, being attacked by enemies, etc. because of their stubbornness and sinful ways. Praise God one day Jesus will come back and restore all things!
  5. Here are a couple of places where God makes the promise. What the Bible describes includes not only Israel and Palestine but also all of Jordon and parts of Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

History

  1. *Complete this worksheet, WWI political cartoon. You can see the cartoon bigger by clicking on the link. If you didn’t save either the map or the notebooking page, you could use this in your portfolio.
  2. Read chapter 3 of The Little Book of the War.
  3. Take notes as you read and mark your map. (Extra help timeline)

Science

  1. Today you will learn about thrust, the push that moves the plane forward.
  2. Read through part 1. You don’t have to try the experiments, but you can.
  3. Build an engine (part 2 of the booklet).


Day 40*

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 47.
  2. Who is this a warning to?
  3. What is the warning?

History

  1. Cut out timeline piece on the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. Write inside.
  2. Read an article. *Fill in the chart.

Science

  1. Do the activity on flight forces.

PE/Health

  1. Write down what you had for dinner yesterday. Find the foods here and write what nutrients (vitamins and minerals) you got from your food.


Day 41*

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 48.
  2. What is something you learn about God in this chapter?
  3. What is something God says He wants from us?

History*

  1. Watch this lesson about countries declaring war in 1914 and 1915.
  2. *Label a map to show the sides–who is in which alliance, and label what year each country joined the war.

Science

  1. Review flight forces.
  2. Build a glider.  Read and follow the directions. Answer the questions. Experiment!

Music

  1.  Listen to Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2
  2. What color is this music? or what image? What does this music describe? What feeling does it bring?


Day 42*

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 49.
  2. Verse 6 is talking about Jesus. What were the two parts of His job? (Gentiles are non-Jews–meaning everyone who isn’t a Jew)

History*

  1. *Print this worksheet or just take notes in your own notebook. Read about the causes of WWI.

Science

  1. Go through lessons two through four. You can click on the links in there, but you don’t need to print anything out and do those activities. There is a flight simulator at the end of it, but it has to be downloaded, so talk to your parents about it if you are interested.


Day 43

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 50.
  2. Copy verse four and pray that you would receive the same.

History

  1. Read chapter 4.
  2. Read about planes in WWI.
  3. Write about one of the planes used. You can draw it too if you like (these are notebooking pages with space for drawing). Do you remember that the Wright brothers sold their plane design to the government to use for warfare?

Science

  1. Click on the “students” links on the first two pages. Click on PlaneMath Enterprises. Click on training. Complete the training.

Art

  1. Read about Picasso.
  2. Write in your timeline piece about him. Place it on the 1910s page.


Day 44

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 51.
  2. Notice verse 12. God is saying, “Why would you be afraid?” What reasons does God give to not be afraid?

History

  1. Read chapter 5. Remember to take notes.
  2. Take a look at the uses of trenches in WWI. Click on the different places in the diagram for a picture and description.
  3. Take the trenches quick quiz.

Science

  1. Answer the questions the best you can to fly around the world.



Day 45*

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 52.
  2. What’s something you learn about God from this chapter?
  3. What’s something you are told you should (or shouldn’t do)?

History*

  1. Read the vocabulary on page 4.  (Page 4 could be printed or read online. Print page 7.)
  2. Watch Songs of World War I while you work on task #3 below.
  3. Do the vocabulary crossword on page 7.

Science

  1. Watch the short video on Amelia Earhart.
  2. Read about sodium. Use this link as well.
  3. Cut out your sodium piece and add it with your others.
  4. If you want, you can watch the sodium video.

PE/Health

  1. Do sit ups, as many as you can properly. Watch the video to learn how to do it right.

Day 46

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 53.  This is a prophecy about Jesus.
  2. What are some things it says that Jesus did for us?

History

  1. *Fill in this worksheet on the causes of WWI. Answer the questions under “Levels 5 and 6.”

Science

  1. Read about chemical reactions.
  2. Take the quiz. It’s okay if you get some wrong. Read about the correct answer and try and understand.
  3. Write another definition of chemical reaction in your binder with your previous one.
  4. (You may want to ask your mom if she can help you make the red cabbage indicator today to be ready for tomorrow. See tomorrow’s lesson.)

Music

  1. Read about Maurice Ravel.
  2. Cut out Ravel’s timeline piece and write inside of it. Just write on one side. Use the other side for writing down descriptions of his music later. Attach it to your timeline on the 1910s page.


Day 47

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 55.
  2. What’s something you learn about God from this chapter?

History

  1. Read chapter 6 and chapter 7. Take notes.

Science

  1. Read about acids and bases.
  2. Take the quiz.
  3. Make ph testing strips.


Day 48

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 56.  Jesus was quoting from this chapter of Isaiah verse 7 when he drives the money changers out of the temple. Only Jews could enter the temple. The outer court was for Gentiles (people who weren’t Jews) to come and pray, but they had made it into a market place so there was no place for foreigners to pray and seek God. Jesus didn’t like that!

History

  1. Read chapter 8 and chapter 9. Take notes.

Science

  1. Use your paper to test a series of liquids in your home: cleaners, drinks from the fridge, egg whites, sauces, whatever else you can think of (with permission). Use goggles and rubber gloves if you have them.
  2. Pour the different liquids into disposable cups. Place the liquid behind the cup or label it so you know what you are testing! (You could test things like sugar, cream of tartar, baking soda, just put a teaspoon in the cup.
  3. Dip the test paper into each one.
  4. *Observe the color change and record the result. PH test sheet
  5. If you can’t do this at home, here’s a video of a similar experiment.

Art

  1. Read about Cubism and look at the paintings by Picasso.
  2. Play Picasso Head.


Day 49

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 58.  I was healed once reading this chapter. Read verses 7-8. I told the Lord I was doing all those things and so my healing should come quickly. I was healed right that second. I had had bad back pain for almost a month. And I had been delivering food and clothing to the homeless and we actually had an adult orphan who didn’t have a place to stay living with us at the time. God’s word is true!
  2. Use verse 7 to list some of the things God wants us to do.

History

  1. Read chapter 10. Take notes.
  2. Read this online book to review.
  3. Make a list of what you think are the key things to remember about WWI.

Science

  1. Play at the juice barDo all three challenges.
  2. Read about neon; read here too.
  3. Cut out your neon piece and fill it in and add with your others.


Day 50

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 59. A time may come when it feels like everyone is telling lies about Christians and everyone is against us. But God can save us from any situation.
  2. What are some promises God makes to us when that happens?

History

  1. Read the news.  Choose an article and write an email (or tell someone) the who, what, where, when, why and how of it.
  2. Choose an event related to WWI and fill in this news graphic organizer. Hold onto this.

Science

  1. Watch the movie on acids and bases.
  2. *Fill in this worksheet, Acids and Bases.

PE/Health

  1. Food pyramid game


Day 51

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 60. This prophesy hasn’t come true yet, and it won’t until the world as we know it ends. People look at the end of the world as a bad thing, but it is a good thing since Jesus will reign as King and promises a new earth to us.
  2. List the promises of things to come in verses 18-22.

History

  1. Read chapter 11 (postscript).
  2. Make sure to include “armistice” on your timeline. Write a definition of the word along with it.
  3. Take the quick quiz.

Science

  1. You are going to keep reading about chemical reactions. I know this isn’t easy stuff. Take your time and get what you can from it.
  2. Take the quiz.
  3. Watch this video on fireworks.
  4. Do concentration, temperature and pressure contribute to the reaction? How?

Music

  1.  Watch and listen to this piano composition by Ravel. This part of the piece is called “Night Moths.”
  2. Write at least one word in your Ravel timeline piece that describes this piece.


Day 52  (Materials for science: liquid glue — 8 to 16 oz., laundry detergent–this uses powdered detergent, but you can use liquid, you would just use more because it already has water in it)

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 61.
  2. What promise in this chapter is most meaningful to you?

History

  1. Read the terms of peace, or President Wilson’s 14 points. They were rejected, but his League of Nations was established.
  2. Read about the actual Treaty of Versailles.  Click on next.
  3. Read about the countries’ opinions on the treaty.
  4. What about the treaty made Germany so mad? (Give more than one answer and write in complete sentences.) You can write in your timeline piece.
  5. Cut out and fill in your timeline piece.

Science

  1. Here’s another page on chemical reactions.
  2. Take the quiz.
  3. Let’s combine reactants to make a new product! Do this experiment. (You can make half depending on how much glue you have.)
  4. If you can’t do it, here’s a video to watch.
  5. The experiment in this video was done with borax which is a type of laundry detergent. Listen to her explanation.


Day 53*   (Materials for science: clean plastic 16 oz. soda bottle (best but not only size), one packet dry yeast, liquid dish washing soap, 1/2 c. hydrogen peroxide — can get it at a pharmacy–I asked my local hairdresser for some, tray or do it somewhere it can overflow onto)

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 63.  Verse 7 through to the end are basically the story of Israel. Time and time again she has gone through this cycle.
  2. What is the story she keeps repeating?

History*

  1. Watch/listen/do this online activity on the League of Nations and the years following WWI.
  2. Look at this map from after the war.
  3. *Color in this map to show what new countries formed. Map of Europe After Versailles
  4. Here’s a pre-war map if you need it. Remember only the dark, thick dotted lines show country borders.
  5. Label your map with a title.

Science

  1. Here’s another page on chemical reactions.
  2. Find someone else and act out being their catalyst and inhibitor.
  3. Do this experiment. The yeast is the catalyst.
  4. If you can’t do it, watch this video.

Art

  1. *Draw on features to the face print out. Remember, they don’t have to have details and look realistic. Think more about the shape of the features.
  2. Color the different parts different colors that go together.
  3. Cut out the different parts.
  4. Glue them on to another page in Picasso fashion.


Day 54*

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 64.
  2. What does it mean that God is the potter and we are the clay? How does God work with us as clay?

History

  1. Look at these political cartoons from WWI (their captions are written small underneath them). You can read descriptions of them on the right.
  2. Which one do you think is the most effective? Describe it, tell what the point is and why it is effective in making its point.
  3. Listen to this famous WWI poem called, In Flander’s Field, the name of a cemetery. And watch the dance.

Science*

  1. See how much of this chemical reactions worksheet you can fill in. Just print out page 1.
  2. Check your answers.
  3. Watch the top ten chemical reactions.


Day 55

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 65.
  2. What is promised those who serve God?
  3. What is promised those who do evil?

History

  1. Write a news article using your notes from Day 50.
  2. Here are examples and an outline of what an article should look like.
  3. Don’t stress about it. Work quickly. Write your opening line, include your facts, and write your conclusion.

Science

  1. Watch the video on magnesium.
  2. Read about magnesium: here and here.
  3. Cut out your magnesium piece and fill it in and add it to your collection.

PE/Health

  1. Jog in place for five minutes.


Day 56

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 66.
  2. In verse 2 it says that God esteems the humble and contrite in spirit. What does that mean?

History

  1. Put together a newspaper.
  2. Use your news article from Day 55. If you have another story about WWI that you wrote for English, you can use that as your second article. If not, you can list a timeline of events for your second article.

Science

  1. We’re going to go back and look at the different states of matter. Specifically, we’re going to look first at solids.
  2. Read about solids.
  3. Play the game.  I think you are supposed to use each material once in the game.

Music

  1. Listen to “Bolero” by Ravel.
  2. Write at least one word in your Ravel timeline piece that describes this piece.


Day 57

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 1.
  2. What is God’s promise to Jeremiah (and all those He calls and sends)?

History

  1. Read “World News” and take notes on your timeline.
  2. Read chapter 1 of Animal Farm. This is an allegory about the Russian Revolution that took place during the end of WWI. The animals are those who revolted against the government. Their leaders convince them it is for their benefit, but really it was only for their own benefit.

Science

  1. Today you’re going to read about gases.
  2. Take the quiz.
  3. *This experiment shows gas being produced and taking up space. Read and do the experiment and write it up. experiment worksheet


Day 58

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 2.
  2. Reread verse 5. What happened to those that worshiped worthless things?
  3. One definition of worship is being devoted to something. Have you ever worshiped something other than God (been devoted to something so that you could hardly stand to go without)? Have you ever made something into an idol? Do you have an idol now that you need to confess and get rid of?

History

  1. Read “Finance” and take notes on your timeline.
  2. Read chapter 2 of Animal Farm. Describe what’s happening in the book to someone.

Science

  1. Today you are going to read about liquids.
  2. Take the quiz.
  3. Viscosity is the measure of how a liquid flows. Actually, it measures how much it resists flowing. Liquids move right? You put them in a container and they spread out and fill it. If you poured water in a bowl, it would spread out quickly and fill the space. Water has low viscosity. Honey you got from the fridge and poured into a bowl has a high viscosity. It resists flowing. It moves slowly.
  4. Watch this video. Which one has the lowest viscosity? The one at the end on the right or left? (answer: right)

Art

  1. Look at this painting by Picasso called, “The Three Musicians.”
  2. Set up a still life — put some things out in front of you that don’t move :)   And get three pieces of paper.
  3. Draw simply a couple of objects on each piece of paper. Remember, it doesn’t have to be realistic. Think shape. In fact, think cube :)
  4. Paint each paper differently, but pick colors that will look good all together. After you paint you could dab some of it with a sponge to make a texture on the paper.
  5. Cut out your objects. If you want, cut some of your objects into pieces.
  6. Recreate your still life on another piece of paper. Glue the pieces down.


Day 59

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 4.
  2. Name one promise and one warning in this chapter.

History

  1. Read “Science and Technology” and take notes on your timeline.
  2. Read chapter 3 of Animal Farm. Describe what’s happening in the book to someone.

Science

  1. Yesterday you were introduced to viscosity.
  2. Design an experiment similar to these to test the viscosity of different liquids. (My kids used a cookie sheet.) Record your experiment.  experiment worksheet
  3. Do you think temperature would affect the viscosity of a liquid? (Hint: consider honey cold and hot) Test your hypothesis, test a liquid at two different temperatures to see if its viscosity changes.


Day 60**  (Materials for science: slice of bread, 4 liquids, jar or tall clear glass, six glasses)

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 5.
  2. What does verse 25 mean?
  3. Do you think you’ve ever lost a blessing because of disobedience? What should you do about what this verse says?

History

  1. Read either “Sports” or “Arts and Literature” and take notes on your timeline.
  2. Read chapter 4 of Animal Farm. Describe what’s happening in the book to someone.

Science

  1. Watch the video on aluminum.
  2. Cut out and write inside your aluminum piece.
  3. Add it with your others. It is in the Boron Group, Group 13.

PE/Health*

  1. Build a food pyramid.  (Use card stock if you have it.)

You are one third of the way done your school year already! Congratulations!

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