Thomas A. Edison Young Inventor, Chapter 9 (BYFIAR)

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Chapter 9 in Popstar’s Beyond Five in a Row book was called “Tom Tries An Experiment.”  She finished up this one back in February.


(Please note: This post contains lessons from the Beyond Five in a Row Manual, Volume 1.)


In Chapter 9, Tom and his friend Michael have been working on a garden. They harvest their produce and sell it. Tom decides to buy chemicals for his lab. Tom comes up with an experiment to try and convinces his friend Michael to drink some chemicals he has mixed together. Michael gets sick right away and Tom’s mother threatens to make Tom destroy his laboratory. She doesn’t follow through with that, but Tom is sent to bed without dinner.

We spent only 1 school day on this chapter.

Day One: Popstar read the chapter and answered the Writing/Discussion Questions in her notebook. After that, we looked at the Science lesson on the Periodic Table of Elements. I ordered this chart that is like a placemat size (from Amazon) and so we got it out and looked at it. Mercury was one of the chemicals that Tom bought for his lab and so we looked that up on the chart and also read over the lesson on it and learned what it is, where it comes from and what it is used for.



For Human Relations, we talked about Discipline and how we respond to it. Tom knew he deserved punishment, but if he had reacted differently his mother may have given him a much harsher punishment. We talked about how we need to be careful in our own lives how we react and how that can affect an entire situation.

There was a few vocabulary words we looked at for Language.

And that finished up Chapter 9. She moved onto Chapter 10 after that and I will be posting on that one soon.









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