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Thursday, December 1, 2011
This is my new dog, Daisy Sparkle Doodle



Here's what she really looks like:



Here is my horse, Chip that I ride when I go to horse-back riding lessons:


Here's what he really looks like:


This is a picture I drew online of me rockin' out!

Friday, October 21, 2011
This is a funny and very cool song that teaches you all fifty states. So far in Geography I have learned all of the northeastern states, their abbreviations, and capitals.

Saturday, October 8, 2011
I love this video! I also really really love being a Mormon!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011
My sister Annie's cute heart-warming story!


Monday, October 3, 2011
Hi everyone it's almost Halloween! For Halloween I'm a Kimono Kutie girl! Below you'll see there's a Video called "Calling All The Monsters." Watch it! it's the best Halloween song ever!
Happy Halloween!

Saturday, September 24, 2011
We did some cool trick photography in this video!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
I learned about limericks today (5-line silly poems). Here's the one I came up with.

I barely know what to write.
I'd rather be flying a kite!
Or running the track
Or eating a snack
Or watching a vampire bite!


P.S. I love vampire shows like "My Babysitter's a Vampire" and "Twilight"
I have been studying Ancient Egypt and Egyptian art in my art history and art classes. Here is a cartouche I made with my name written on it. I also made a watercolor of me and my friend as Egyptians. In Egyptian art they painted the shoulders facing forward but the heads and feet were turned sideways. It's impossible to stand that way!!


Saturday, September 10, 2011
2 brown eggs weighing 2 oz each soaked in 200 mL of white vinegar for 2 days: dissolved the shells and increased their weights by 3/8 of an ounce.



One egg was then placed in a jar of 200 mL of water and the other egg was placed in a jar with 200 mL of corn syrup. By the next day, the egg in water swelled up and weighed 2 7/8 of an ounce, while the egg in corn syrup shriveled and the ending weight was 1 3/8 of an ounce. I knew it!!



With the celery experiment, we found that the water was pulled in faster with the stalk that had the most leaves. It was really interesting look up closely to see how the water gets to the different parts of the plant and leaves. Look at the blue on this one:



Here is the purple (with fewer leaves) and the green with no leaves




Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I am having a lot of fun with homeschool! In science right now we are studying plant and animal cells and the parts of a plant.  Our first experiment started a couple of days ago.  I weighed two brown eggs separately (they were 2 oz each) and placed them into jars with 200 mL of white vinegar.  I left them there for 2 days.






I removed them today and rinsed them off. The vinegar dissolved the shell right off the eggs, and the eggs felt just like hard-boiled eggs, even though they were raw. Don't they look cool?




The eggs are supposed to represent a cell. The outer shell is like the cell membrane, the yolk is like the nucleus, and the egg white is like the cytoplasm. This experiment will show that cells like to have the same consistency as their surroundings. So next I filled one jar with 200 mL of water and the other with 200 mL of Karo Syrup.








Tomorrow I will rinse off the eggs and weigh them to see if they absorb the liquid they are surrounded by. I think the corn syrup will be too thick to absorb through the wall of the egg, but my mom thinks both eggs will absorb their liquids and the corn syrup egg will weigh more. We will report our findings!

We are also testing three stalks of celery (one with no leaves, one with a few leaves, and one with a lot of leaves) to see if the leaves affect how quickly the xylem brings the water into the plant. Fun, fun!



We've also got a bread/mold experiment in process right now, and today we studied a carrot to see the xylem, phloem, epidermis, root hairs, the cortex, and root cap.

Today Grandma Rowan taught me my art history lesson. Grandma has a degree in art history and LOVES teaching it! Today I learned about Egyptian art and writing, and I got to create my own Egyptian cartouche.




Sunday, September 4, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Shake it up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Saturday, March 19, 2011
I learned all the lyrics to this song!



Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Dedicated to all my friends and family in St. George!

Monday, March 7, 2011
DISPOSABLE DIAPERS: ABSORBENCY VS. COST

I am going to compare 5 types of diapers:




























COST PER DIAPER (SIZE 6):


Huggies Overnights: 36 cents

Huggies Snug and Dry: 33 cents

Pampers Baby Dry: 39 cents

Up and Up (Target Brand): 28 cents

Luvs: 26 cents


Here is what the diapers look like:


















First I tried cutting out a 7cm x 7cm square of each diaper so I could put it in a bowl and see how much it would absorb (using 16 oz of water). I was going to measure how much water was left over. But because the squares were open on the sides from being cut, the insides of the diaper got into the water and made a very soupy gel. There was no way to measure the left over water.
































































































The diaper goo got worse and worse! So, instead I got a cookie tray and laid out each diaper individually. I poured on as many ounces of water as the diaper would hold within 5 minutes. I could tell it wouldn't hold anymore when the water would just run down the sides instead of absorbing into the pad. Here is what I found for each diaper:




















































Pampers were one of the worst! I thought they would be the best because they were the most expensive. The Pampers diaper held 22 ounces of water before it started leaking. The absorption was slow. The water pooled on the top for a few seconds before going down into the pad. When I was finished, it felt wet on the outside.

The Huggies Overnights diaper (my mom's favorite) held 34 ounces of water. I kept going until drops of water formed on the top without absorbing into the diaper. The absorption was fast (I could pour the water quickly and it went right in). Even though it was so full, it didn't feel wet on the outside!

The Target Up & Ups diaper held 28 ounces of water. It felt a little damp on the outside when I was finished, but it didn't leak.

The Huggies Snug and Dry diaper also held 28 ounces of water. It absorbed quickly and didn't feel wet on the outside.

The Luvs diaper held the least amount of water. I could only get 20 ounces into it before it started to feel wet on the outside and droplets started to pool on the top without going into the pad.

The Huggies Overnight diaper definitely held the most. It was so puffy and dry on the outside, I was confident enough to try it out as a pillow! But Huggies Overnights are the second most expensive diaper.

I found that the best absorbing diaper for the least amount of money is the Target Up and Ups brand. If money isn't an issue, Huggies Overnights are better!