Sunday, July 31, 2005
Saturday, July 30, 2005
Monday, July 25, 2005
Salvador Dali Melting clocks are not a problem in
your reality. You are an unschooler. You will
tolerate a textbook, but only as a last resort.
Mud is your friend. You prefer hands-on
everything. If your school had an anthem, it
would be Dont Worry, Be Happy. Visit my blog:
What Type of Homeschooler Are You?
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Thanks to archaeomom8 for this bit of silliness.
Thursday, July 21, 2005
Saturday, July 16, 2005
You can use all sorts of things you find around the house to learn about the world around us. Here I'm using left over juice containers abd tape to make a sealed system terrarium.
This exercise covers the CO2/O2 cycles, respiration of plants and animals, water cycles. If you have crafty kids you can decorate the bottles, but do not cover the area above the soil as this is needed for the plants to get enough light.
cut the top of a juice bottle so that you can hinge it back and easily fill with soil, invertibrates and plants/seeds.
put rocks/gravel in the bottom to provide a liquid reservoir
place some soil on the rocks
add a worm or two and some compost or mulch for the worms to eat
plant some fast growing seeds/seedlings - tomatoes/capsicum from the veggie crisper in your fridge, try some of the spice cupboard seeds - cumin, celery, mustard etc
cover the seeds, spray in some water and tape the bottle up.
after a quick spray of water, tape the bottles shut, cap them and leave the bottles in a sunlit, but not too hot, position. then sit back & watch your garden grow.
I'll be taking photos periodically to record our experiment.
Friday, July 15, 2005
Saturday, July 09, 2005
Here is a fun thing that some photo bloggers on flickr have come up with newcastlesecret.
Virual chat room via chalk tags in the real world:-)
New technologies bring new ways of doing things, including playing...
now all these guys have to do is meet face to face:-)