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I was pretty much born to do this lesson. After reading about Bleriot, I knew we needed to do some science where Alex learned about flight, but I also knew that I couldn’t get too technical or I’d lose her … Continue reading
Because Alex is so desperate to study chemistry, we’ve started working through Real Science Odyssey’s Chemistry Level 1. We thought it would be a lot more fun to have a friend along for the labwork, so Alex’s friend B will … Continue reading
One of the major features in “Miss Rumphius” is the flowers that she spreads around… so we decided that we’d do some flower-related things on Tuesday with Dad. The weather was actually nice, although it looked like it might get … Continue reading
We had an abbreviated day today, since we were going to the home of some friends for “second seder”. I went through the book with Alex, and then told her we were going to learn a little about bridges. I … Continue reading
There’s nothing quite like practice for learning about balance… which is one of the points made by Bellini. It was actually cold enough this morning that I really didn’t want to go back outside to work on the “low wire” … Continue reading
OK, so that’s maybe a little over-the-top. Still, today we mostly did science experiments having to do with acoustics. I had been planning to just do some experiments around the house, but Alex expressed interest in going back to the … Continue reading
I had no idea you could buy those, let alone that anyone would want to. Oh, right, I was supposed to be telling you about our trip to the Asian supermarket. The day had started off on the wrong foot … Continue reading
On Tuesday, I was eager to get the kids out of the house since it was expected to be extra hot, but the local art museums are closed, alas. However, the Maryland Science Center was open, and I figured they … Continue reading
On Tuesday, it was super-hot, and the kids were not taking well to the heat. I had already been planning to do some demonstration of buoyancy, so the wading pool got brought out in mid-morning and filled, and the kids … Continue reading