May 25, 2017

During Asia Part 2, we travel to the Ring of Fire and Mount Merapi in Indonesia. Before we can understand how volcanoes erupt, we need to understand how they are formed. To understand how they are created you need to look inside the earth...Thus, I made a model of what...

May 24, 2017

We had such a blast tonight! Delta (my 6 year old daughter) didn't want to stop playing Whale Jenga. This is like regular Jenga but has cards in which human activities affect the phytoplankton, zooplankton, krill and fish reproduction which affects the survival of the...

May 21, 2017

During North America day (after learning about Cherokee Indians, making our own bow and arrows and practicing shooting through hoops) we will learn about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Boyan Slat, Ocean Clean up and how we can make a difference. 

May 18, 2017

During Spain we touch on their silly festival of La Tomatina, in which 20,000 participants throw over ripe tomatoes at each other! I had been trying to figure out what to use for " tomatoes" for our Tomatina Dodge ball game and with Red Nose Day around the corner...the...

May 17, 2017

During the first day of Europe, we will visit Italy for the Italian Renaissance and especially Leonardo Da Vinci. We look at a few of his inventions but with a focus on the catapult. We discuss simple levers and the kids design their own simple

catapults (with popsicle...

May 10, 2017

Every morning, before starting our adventures, we will sit in a circle and say what we are grateful can be anything...even the fruit loops I ate that morning. The idea is the more we practice gratitude the more we focus on thankfulness and are aware of how won...

May 10, 2017

During Asia Part One, we will explore the Three Gorges Dam and the Pros and Cons of Hydropower (view chart for specifics) and test out our own hydropower model at the creek. This should help illustrate the engineering/mechanical basics of hydropwer.  

It is hard to...

May 5, 2017

As we visit the United States of America, we will talk about the Cherokee Indians. They lived near north Georgia and north of where we are in Oconee County. We will learn about their hunting rituals (cleaning their body in the river, putting ashes of ceremonial food on...

May 4, 2017

Today was rainy so Delta and I did a lot of activities....including some Aboriginal art for Australia Day. The Aboriginals would create pictures on cave walls or bark...ours will be on wood. We discuss and examine Aboriginal art and then do our own, Step 1) Pick an ani...

May 4, 2017

During our visit to Australia we discuss the causes and results of Ocean Acidification. This will be demonstrated by visual images and a chemistry lesson related to the ph chart (the colors corresponding to acid, neutral or base) and observing the reaction as carbon di...

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