Thursday, July 26, 2012

Chem Lab Camp Day 4

Continuation from Chem Lab Camp Day 1, Chem Lab Camp Day 2, Chem Lab Camp Day 3, and Lab Sciences.

It has been another lovely day of experiments.  We've finished sections I and II and then began section III of the CK01A Standard/Honors Home School Chemistry Laboratory Kit by Home Scientist LLC.  It took us 20 hours of lab time to get this far.  The teacher has allowed the kids to take extra time to explore and repeat steps as needed.

We've had a few technical difficulties.  Even with the extension cord into the kitchen with the kitchen lights off and an extension cord into the outside outlet for the lawn mower, we still blew a fuse.  But, only once.  Also, we had problems with the digital multimeters. The teacher and some of the students brought meters from home that they already owned.  Not one of them worked properly because the meters had been sitting in drawers for some time and needed new batteries.  That took us a day to figure out.

The kids are having a great time.  I'm excited to see how much of the kit we can complete in the 9 days of class (5 hours per day) we've scheduled.

For more info on our Chem Lab Camp see Day 5

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