Saturday, September 28, 2013


Tuesdays are science days at our house, and I love it.  It gives a lot more time for getting into a subject when you don't have to worry about doing several subjects every day.
This Tuesday, we woke up to a foggy day, perfect for observing spiderwebs.
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Last Sunday, the boys collected caterpillars at the house we go to for small group.  (The kids - and there are a lot of them - usually play outside together while the adults have Bible study inside.)  Well Tuesday, the big brown caterpillar Larkin identified as a Tiger Swallowtail pupated.  I think it was aware of the sciencey nature of the day.
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Sycamore tussock moth
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 Larkin is enjoyed learning about land animals, and Miah started an experiment on forecasting.  photo 1d9283c8-ca7d-4381-b22d-af6df5ac1438_zps0bc8945c.jpg

 I had seen a fun experiment at Plot 55 the day before that I thought Zahana would like, so we tried it.
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At the co-op class I teach on Mondays, we played with bubbles, and the kids were excited to do some more experimenting.
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Square bubble maker.  Being cheap, I made my own out of straws and pipe cleaners.
If you drop a bubble into the square, . . .
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. . . you get a cube bubble!
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This was a favorite:
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Rohan was fascinated by the swirling colors
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and that he could stick his tongue through without popping the bubble.
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Blowing bubbles inside of bubbles.
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Then we finished out our science day by playing with magnets.
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