We went out to Austin Carey Forest to learn about trees, animals and plants to prepare for the April Forest Ecology Contest. I found this awesome spider outside of the classroom.
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It was a LONG day, almost 8 hours, of classes and sessions. I hung in there even though I was exhausted.
I really enjoyed learning about how fire helps renew sand hill ecosystems. Besides that the compass class was pretty neat as well.
We took a field trip to Crystal Springs Preserve for a homeschool class on microbes. It was pouring down rain the entire drive and most of the class. The preserve was so pretty in the rain.
We learned all about microscopes and how they work. They we learned about different microscopic organisms.
We took a hike and gathered water samples. Then we used a pipet to put the samples into centrifuge tubes. We tied a string to the end of the tube and then went outside and spun the tubes to get the organisms to settle to the bottom. Next we put the tubes under the microscope. We saw all sorts of cool nematodes, worms, amoebas and paramecium.
It was such an awesome class. I can’t wait to go back for more classes in the future.
Mom is up to her antics again on the sewing machine. She is working on some things for halloween. We spent a large part of the evening watching the machine as it went from color to color.
We bought these neat engine kits at Costco. We spent the entire evening assembling them. I worked really hard on my kit but kept getting tripped up. Dad to the rescue and after him using lots of colorful new words we got the machine working, mostly.
I finished my turtle and have moved on to a panther. This is another 3D sculpture. It is tougher because I have to balance the legs and tail to show motion.
So far it is looking awesome. I really hope to finish it before Thanksgiving.