Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Asteroids, the Moon and the Sun

We are wrapping up our science year with the last few units in Real Science Odyssey's Earth & Space Science.  We did the work in the book (including charting the moon phases for a month) but added a few additional activities as well. Science is one of Miss M's favorite topics and she loves when we add hands-on work.

We read about the phases of the moon in several books, and Miss M made a book to help her remember them.

She is working on her Astronomy badge at DIY.ORG and needed to make a model of an asteroid.  After learning about meteors and asteroids she made this one out of paper and aluminum foil she spray painted black.

She also did this Parts of the Sun activity I found at The Wise Nest.  Miss M really loved this one, and there is quite a bit of information on each phase included.

Next up, we will be making a model of the solar system and investigating each planet in a bit more depth.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Our Weekend In Review

We are reaching that time of year (and age of kids) when most weekends are busier than our weekdays.  Thank goodness this was one of those sunny, warm weekends here in the Northwest.  On Saturday, The Bug had his very first T-Ball game.

 Miss M had her second week of Lacrosse, and her first Jamboree where she played three games in one day.  She was tired, but happy.  It is amazing to see how much she improves from week to week.

Sunday we decided to drive to Snoqualmie Falls and hike to the bottom for a picnic lunch.  The hike back up is fairly steep, and The Bug needed to be carried a bit of the way, but overall the kids did very well and it was well worth the hike for the view!


We did a little nature study along the way, and learned how the Hydroelectric dam worked as well.

Definitely one of my favorite trips we've taken so far.