Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Science Fun!

My Mum is a fantastic science teacher, and when she was here she kindly offered to have a "Science Lab" for my kids and some of the other homeschoolers who were interested.

No, that is not a homeschooler she's holding, it's our rabbit, Paganini.

 Mum sets up "stations" where a small group of 4-5 kids learn a certain thing about the science topic, which in this case was weather.

My friend Rachel got to do the experiments with the Bernoulli Wind Bags, which was a huge hit with the kids.

Alyssa ran the "Tornado Station" which was a rather wet job. 

While the adults figured out what we were supposed to be doing, we kicked the kids outside to the back yard to experience "Weather" first hand.

It was for scientific purposes.

This was an experiment that we tried to do with barometric pressure, but for some odd reason the straws didn't want to co-operate, despite the best efforts of Tonya and Andrea.

It was a chaotic but fun afternoon learning a little bit about part of God's wonderful creation!


Renee said...

Looks like fun... and educational! Pretty cool to have a science expert in the fam willing to travel with her knowledge! :)