After finishing up our unit on owls, Grace wanted to check out a snake study. This one was shorter than the owl study, but still packed full of new information for Grace.
Did you know that there are no snakes in New Zealand? Or that snakes can have from 1 – 100 babies at a time?!? And did you know that snake scales are made up of the same substance as your fingernails? Those were some of Grace’s favorite facts. 🙂
I love the picture Grace drew of a snake hatching! 🙂
The front of the snake folder.
The guts of the snake folder. 🙂
Here’s a very shaky, poor quality video I took of a snake in our yard the other day. Grace wasn’t here for the actual viewing of the snake, but she enjoyed watching the video. 😉
Next week we’ll really put the finishing touches on our snake study by returning to the reptile museum. 😀
As promised, here is a video of Grace’s Alka-Seltzer “rocket” using a film canister. These are quick and fun (and cheap) to do…with lots of potential for science discussion and exploration. 🙂 I’ll be posting weekly pictures and our plan for the upcoming week later today, so be sure to check back.
Grace and I went out in search of plant characteristic examples this week. A couple of trips out in the woods, and we had all of the pictures needed to make our video. This is our first time making a video of this sort (with narration lining up with pictures and whatnot), so be kind and forgiving while watching, please. 😉 Enjoy the video!
In this week’s video, Grace gives a brief description of four different types of angles.
Grace explains how to find your lung capacity by blowing bubbles. 🙂
Grace explains what she made for our Civil War era dinner. Yum!
Grace created a model “arm” earlier this week, and I so enjoyed watching her make it go that we decided to make a short video (she makes the arms go and explains a bit about muscles). Then Grace had the brilliant idea to include a video on the blog every week. (She is a smart one!) And so, here it begins…our weekly videos.
Please forgive our lack of high quality and professionalism….we were more interested in goofing off than creating a work of cinematic art. 😉
Without further ado…..our first weekly video:
I hope you enjoyed our 26 seconds of silliness. That was actually the third take, so we had the giggles by that point. 😉