Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Pilgrim Windows

Yesterday in our story out of American Pioneers and Patriots we read that Pilgrims did not have glass windows like us. Instead, they used heavy paper and oil for their windows. So we took some heavy paper and oiled one down and left the other plain. Immediately Lauren understood one reason why. She exclaimed you can see through the oiled paper and not the other. We laid it on top of a newspaper to demonstrate it even better. With the oiled piece of paper they were able to see/read the paper. The next thing we did was add water on top of each paper. This showed them that the oiled paper did not absorb the water, while the regular paper did. So we discussed how when it would rain the pilgrims windows would not absorb the rain.

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