Sunday, January 11, 2009

Science Center


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).

12 comments:

ScienceGeek said...

This place looks AWESOME!! I'm glad you're finding lots to do in your new locale. I'm glad your family is together!

Lee and Bev said...

What a wonderful excursion and experience. What a blast to have the "hands on" exhibits. Definitely a good place for a season pass. So glad you had a good time together as a family. The girls look so grown up. How can that be - I was just there! Love you - praying about the house situation.

Smith Schoolhouse said...

what a great science center. good for you to get out and find stuff to do!

cindy said...

this is the kind of stuff we like to do as a family! We LOVE places like this and can spend the whole day! glad you're finding such great things to do!

Crystal said...

Fun!!!!!!!!!! I love Science, especially Anatomy and Physiology : ) That body would be cool to experiment on. Glad you had a fun family time~

K-Sue said...

Looks like fun!

Susan said...

Hey, looks like you got some future surgeons there. What fun pictures and it looks and sounds like you had a blast. My science loving boys would sure have fun there. So glad you all can have more family outings. Yea!!

Marilyn said...

I was going to tell you about this place. I had just read about it in the tour book. Glad you went.
I remember you doing that class and making body parts. Glad Chuck had some fun time with you.

Julie said...

It looks like such a fun time. I'm so happy for you that you're all together now!

Cheryl said...

awesome!

oneblessedmamma said...

I love science centers :-). We've visited a lot of them in our travels.

Annie said...

I bet you ARE having fun together! That looks like a wonderful museum, and what is best (in my mind) not over-crowded. When we try the Science museum here there are always tons of kids, many pushy and rude and it completely ruins the experience. I've tried the weekdays -and there are school groups. On the weekend, everyone else. :(