Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Love to Learn Linky Party #36

We are taking the week off from school this week to enjoy some fun day trips and a bit of leisure time after hitting the book for a few weeks straight.  Our school year is off to a great start and we're hoping that by adding our 100 Days of Science challenge we'll be enjoying lots of fun learning activities.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

100 Days of Science-- #2; Ecotarium Field Trip

We  were heading to the Ecotarium with our homeschool group and I just knew that it was going to be another wonderful experience to link up to our 100 Days of Science Challenge.




We always have a great time at the Ecotarium.

Between observing and reading about all the animals they have on site and trying out their many hands on science projects it's a wonderful day filled with scientific discoveries!

We watched the otters scamper, frolic and play; they kept following Alec's fingers all around the tank!





We tested our Bernoulli's principle once again with this fun air table, tubes, scarves, and ball.


We played with bubbles; learning more about their properties.



We saw turtles, a porcupine, a red fox, a guinea pig, some skunks, a hawk, a porcupine (sleeping with it's eye open!) and even a parrot.



The boys experimented with city sounds and the effects those sound have on our stress levels.


They experimented with environmental ways to keep cities cool (or in Evan's case why they get so hot!)

Trying to keep the screen green using lots of white, plants, and greenery

Trying to turn the screen red with lots of black 

It sure was getting HOT! 

We watched a planetarium show called Passport to the Universe and learned a lot about stars, planets, our solar system and our galaxy.

After the show the guide offered to let us say and taught us a bit about the stars and constellations currently visible in our night skies.  

It was a fantastic day filled with lots of science fun!

Others in this series:

1. Testing out Bernoulli's Principle

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Books My Boys Read in September

I wasn't sure that my boys would have much time for reading in September since we officially started back to school.   While they are required to reach each day they rarely read more than what I require.  Often by the time we're done our family read aloud and the books we read for science, geography, or history they don't have much inclination to read anything else.

So I was really surprised by just how long our list was this month!

Drama by Raina Telgemeier


Sisters by Raina Telgemeier





The 26 Story Treehouse



The 39 Story Treehouse 


Attack of the Goblin Army


Angus and Sadie


Flat Stanley and the  Missing Pumpkins



Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier


Wolves of Beyond: Spirit Wolf


Bravelands: Broken Pride 


Snow Fight


Trials of Apollo Book 2: The Dark Prophecy 



Magnus Chase Book 2: The Hammer of Thor


The Magnificent 12:The Call

 







The Napping House


Treasure on Superstition Mountain 




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