Science

Today was a typical Tuesday....a boy who wanted to play and spend time with mom and dad instead of do school so... we did a science day.  Often we do art/science/reading... but today we focused on Science.

We started off the day watching a video about Bugs of the rainforest.


It was quite fascinating following the lives of a praying mantis and a butterfly.   Neat to see how it all works together.

We took a break and set up on Triops tank.  We had started this on Saturday by bringing in some ice from the backyard to melt, we sifted it on Sunday, were stymied by it on Monday as the tank wasn't getting warm enough, but today it finally got warm enough so.. we laid out triops eggs.
This page here has some rearing suggestions.   Hopefully it will work out.  The kit we bought has enough eggs to try this three times so hopefully we'll get it right eventually.   They hatch apparently in 20 hours so hopefully tomorrow morning we'll have some baby triops.

Then we watched a Life video.  We didn't watch the whole thing



Always interesting to watch these animal videos.

The lad did get in some math work using reflexmath.   I still think we got a good deal on this math program.   He likes it, he learns from it so life is good.

In the afternoon we went skating at the local arena.   A good time was had by all.  :)

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