Sunday, September 29, 2019

Pre-K Use Their Senses!

Pre-K has been using their senses to learn about their world!  They have been using sight to observe objects; touch to describe how things feel; and smell to decide which smells are the best!

The shells look and feel so bumpy. 

Do they have a smell?

Kinetic sand is so squishy.

It sticks to my hands.

I'm making a pancake.

The magnifying glass makes everything bigger.

Pre-K is also meeting the many critters in the science room.

The snail have two eyes on the top of it's head and two feelers
It's so big!

Where are you going?

Red wiggler worms...wiggle a lot!

They like to try to escape.

They are slimy.

The move slowly.

Mealworms are different from red wigglers.

It holds onto my finger.

They are smaller than the red wigglers.

Mystery bags!  What does it feel like?

Touch bags.  What does it feel like?

This feels like a ....

Which materials feels rough? Smooth? Sticky?

What feels smooth?

This feels bumpy.

I found them all.

Mystery smell bottles!  What is this smell? Sweet? Spicy? Orange?

This smells like orange.

This is the pepper!

I like this smell!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Summer Vacation 2019

It's hard to believe that summer is just about over!  I had a wonderful time walking in the woods, swimming in the ocean, reading and visiting my friends in London. 

While in London, I was thrilled to see Olafur Eliasson's exhibition at the Tate Modern.  He is one of the creators of the Little Sun solar lamp!

"Beauty", fine mist in a dark room with a spotlight.

"Moss Wall", reindeer moss, a lichen native to
northern latitudes.

"In Real Life", illuminated from inside projecting shadows and
light outside.

"Your Uncertain Shadow", colored spot lights
projected on a wall. When people walk past the
lights, their shadow appears on the wall.

The components to make a Little Sun solar lamp.

I also got to spend the morning at the Natural History Museum.  What an impressive building.

Blue whale skeleton in Hintze Hall.

Giraffe and giraffe skeleton.

The stunning "Museum of the Moon" by Luke Jerram.

Charles Darwin.

Gems and minerals.

Specimens from Darwin's travels.

Darwin's Origin of the Species.
 Lastly, some photos of the critters and objects I saw this summer!


 I hope you all had a fantastic summer!  I can't wait to hear about your adventures!