Monday, December 17, 2007

Citric Acid Saturation

How much citric acid did it take to saturate the water? Use the words solute, solvent, and saturated solution in your answer.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Saturated Salt Solution (say that three times fast)!

How much salt did it take to saturate your 50ml of water?

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Boston Massacre

The revolutionaries used the Boston Massacre for propaganda. They wanted the incident to help get people angry at the British Government. Why do you think John Adams, who later became the second President of the United States, rose to the defense of the soldiers involved in the incident?

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Ben Franklin's Cartoon

What did Ben Franklin want his newspaper readers to learn from this cartoon? Click here for an excellent resource for this cartoon.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Plants in Gel Revisited

If you recall from earlier posts we discovered that seeds planted in diaper gel alone do not grow. We also turned the seeds that sprouted upside down to examine gravitropism; unfortunately the experiment didn't work, the roots dried out because I didn't cover them. Then I planted some beans that sprouted in the gel to see if they would grow. If you look closely at the pictures you can see they did not do well, the roots started to mold. The plants that grew in the cotton and paper towels are doing very well, however.

Monday, December 03, 2007

The Stamp Act

This is a stamp used during the colonial times. Why did the colonists disagree with the Stamp Act?