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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Science is Cool!

What we're using: The Usborne Internet-Linked Encylopedia of Our World, World and Space by Childcraft, My First Science Encyclopedia (Kingfisher), Hands-On Earth Science (Carson Dellarosa) and The Geography Book.
Our Earth Science and Geography lessons (Astronomy too) are downloadable for free on the right sidebar.

Today, we did two days of science due to behavior problems this week. It was great!
Thank goodness the experiments weren't any more involved.

Illustrating how the earth has day and night on opposite sides.

Illustrating a solar eclipse.

Illustrating the phases of the moon.

In geography, we made a world clock. We even took the project further than The Geography Book said and divided the times by day and night, the stars were Camille's idea. The center circle is on a brad and can spin.

We watched Our World on United Streaming which I highly recommend and more of To Space and Back by Sally Ride. Tomorrow will be the regular weekly report, we have decided to take pictures of our projects so I figured I would share them, especially after seeing how well they turned out!
By the way, our 'sun' is an energy-saving lightbulb that is supposed to last 5 years.



Christa said...

I just had one of those major Ah Ha moments we all look for in the kiddos - thank you so much for posting pictures - I must be a visual person, because I could not figure out how to show this one!!


LisaWA said...

Fantabulas!!! I love the pictures! Way to go Trivium Academy!! It was a good day~ *Ü*


Life With My 3 Boybarians said...

This looks like so much fun. And as a visual learner myself, I love the demo idea. :)

Science is cool.

barrellfullofmonkeys said...

Science IS cool, isn't it!?! I've poached your science lessons this year, and I must say that my kids love, love, love science! You did a fantastic job putting it all together.

Kathy D.