Friday, 26 June 2015

08:00 – More science kit stuff today.

I knew when we started the science kit business that we would be doing something important, but it’s becoming increasingly clear to me just how important it is. The future of this country, assuming it has one, will come down to home-schooled kids, who are the only ones nowadays who are getting a real education. Public schools have become all about progressive indoctrination. Home-schooled kids are the only ones who are learning about–to borrow a phrase–truth, justice, and the American way. We have to give them the tools they need. So we’ll continue doing our small bit to contribute to that.

On that note, I’ll go back to making up chemical solutions and filling bottles. That seems pretty mundane, but it’s important.



09:05 – I really like these gallon bottles that Costco uses for purified water. They actually hold a gallon when filled to the neck. In fact, for our purposes, they might as well be huge volumetric flasks. I can judge to 3.8 liters ± about 0.5% just by looking at the fill level in the neck. Also, the labels come off without leaving a bunch of adhesive on the bottle. Finally, they’re polyethylene terephthalate, which is the ideal plastic for most chemical solutions other than strong acids or bases. I’m running short of gallon containers, so I’m going to empty one or two of them into 2-liter bottles today so I can use the bigger bottles for chemical solutions. That’ll also cut down on refrigerator space for Barbara’s water.