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Looking back on science this week, we really had a lot of fun. We studied honey bees, birds, rocks and DNA in very hands-on ways.
Our current Nancy Larson Science unit is all about rocks. My son has been waiting anxiously to start. He has a whole shoe box (at least) of rocks to classify, sort and learn more about. This week, we learned how to sort rocks by size, color, weight, and texture.
We’ve been learning about honey bees with Trail Guide To Learning. We talked a lot about how bees and hummingbirds both drink nectar from flowers. This lead to a discussion about bird beaks and foods birds eat. We watched birds with different beaks eat from feeders and watched what birds ate which foods. Then, we tried to mimic various bird beaks and foods. More on that in a future post!
The 7th grader came home from co-op, where they are using Apologia General Science, with this beautiful, yummy DNA model. She actually made two, but she ate one during constitution and art classes. Note the random toothpicks lying under the model.
How was your science this week? What are you studying? Are you having fun?
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