Sunday, January 11, 2009
We spent the day on Friday enjoying the Science Center as a family. Like I said in my previous post, I do know that I am going to like it here. I can imagine there is tons to take advantage of for family fun or for activities for homeschooling. We just need to venture out and find it. As with these kinds of places, it is worth buying the year pass for the family if you plan on attending more than once in a year. We hope to get back there next week, they are offering a class for homeschoolers.
Here the girls are lifting a car. This tied in perfectly with what we have studied for science (forces and movement with Noeo).
After our big study on space (HERE), they really liked this moon walk exhibit. We all gave it a try (notice I did NOT include a picture of me up there).
Here are Chuck and Tally trying out the Space Walk where you are kind of weightless. Notice how high up Tally is. She is pretending to float in space and fix the space shuttle.
As part of our science this fall (HERE and HERE), we studied musical instruments and the different ways they make sounds. Again, a great hands on example of a pipe organ. Just love how all of this ties in with our school work.
At one of these fun puzzle boards Tristen was checking out the puzzle for parallel lines (how cool...our lesson last week was on parallel and perpendicular lines in Math).
About 2 years ago, I taught a class at a homeschool co-op on the body (HERE). It was one my favorite studies I have ever done. Oh, I would have LOVED this "body" to demonstrate on.
We really had a great time and it was a HUGE treat to have Chuck along for this kind of an outing. We are just having a nice time, spending time as a family...just waiting to get into that house (more on that when we get some details).
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