Saturday, March 5, 2016

Sweet Science

William has been studying about rocks in his science lessons this past unit. He has learned about sedimentary rocks and he is now learning about igneous rocks. We made some igneous rock for school the other day, mimicking magma to lava to igneous rock.... with homemade chocolate.  A handful of semi sweet chocolate chips melted with coconut oil and we threw in some peanuts for good measure :) Once it was all melted, William poured it over a parchment covered mound and watched it flow down the sides and harden. (Well, we didn't watch it harden. That would have taken a little longer than I like spending on a school lesson.)
Here is the happy science student ready to eat his rock lesson!