Here’s a few snapshots to capture what we’ve been up to the past few days….
Archive for May, 2009
Want to help scientists and learn more about some of summer’s most magical creatures at the same time? Join Firefly Watch! To take part, just observe fireflies in one location weekly and report your sightings. You can visit the web site to learn more about fireflies, take part on the forums and more. You [...]
We met Erica at a nearby lake today and had such a blast! It was a perfect day, just barely hot enough to make it good for swimming with a big wind to keep bugs away. Daryl got two old inner tubes for free from the guy who owns the local tire shop (we’ve given [...]
1. Have the kids take 3 things out to try to attract ants and guess a) which food the ants will like best and b) how long it will take for the first ant to try to carry some home. If you’re feeling fancy, graph the results! 2. Have the kids use slingshots to shoot [...]
I just went and checked on the baby ducks and saw that there’s nothing left but broken egg shells and a whole lot of feathers. The parents have apparently led their babies off to the lake and they’re starting a new life. What a difference a day makes! Yesterday that little bitty nesting box was [...]
There’s a full house in the nesting box of this homeschool family too! Check out their duck cam while the babies are still all piled in there.
Check out all the excitement for the loon family at Minnesota Bound today! Be sure to read Larry’s blog for tons of details and cool info too. Neat stuff.
I really wish this surprised me. …Parents want their kids to excel in school, and they’ve heard about the illegal use of stimulants such as Ritalin and Adderall for “academic doping.” Hoping to obtain the drugs legally, they pressure pediatricians for them. Some even request the drugs after openly admitting they don’t believe their child [...]
Have you listened to the singing science songs? I love these and I used to nurse Anna and Jack to sleep with these playing in the background. They are so cute and do such a good job of teaching so many scientific concepts! If you don’t know about these treasures be sure to go take [...]
You know we are not a curriculum kinda family. We are a “ooh, look at that cool fungus!” kinda family and a “Mom, we have so many library books the basket broke!” kinda family. We are the kind to wake the kids up and drive out to the country in the middle of an August [...]