Saturday, September 6, 2014

Summer Schoolin'

Here are some fun things we did in August:

One day, while Ro was nappin', Fynn & I made some fun polyhedron structures from marshmallows and toothpicks.

This one was cool! First, he began intentionally with a pentagon, then built up a triangle onto it, then connected more random shapes to make this 3-D structure.

Next, he instructed me to help him build a house from toothpicks and marshmallows, and we covered it with card stock paper, and he had me make him a little skunk to go with it.

The shape in the back that is a pyramid built up from a diamond, Fynn made. The rest are some lame shapes I tried to make, including a 3-D rhombus and house that kept falling over. It was fun to try, though!

It looks like we were listening to some Andean music on the computer at the time.

Here, you can see that the skunk is in the little house.


Here's an ocean water experiment we did.  And it's not the first time we've done this. :)

Rowan's gettin' excited, waitin' for Fynn to find the sea salt.

There goes the salt!  As you can see, they've added food coloring to make it look like the ocean.  Ran out of blue though.  Now they're just going to spend the next half hour tasting it.

What does it look like through the 3-D glasses?

Do we feel like whales yet?


Some brachiosauruses...

And a fun, water splash color mixing experiment!

They dumped all the colors together pretty quickly to look like mush, so I thought next time to use ice. Or maybe 2 primaries at a time.

Eventually we pulled out another salt water experiment from the freezer.

There were belugas in there, stuck in the ice.  The kids rescued them.


It was hot, but Fall was in the air, so we made some cinnamon & apple popsicles.


And lastly, some fun on the slide that Papa built out of our old Cottonwood Poplar stump.

 I came outside, and they were just sitting at the bottom of the slide like this! Sometimes, they fight so much, it was so sweet to see them being friends all on their own :)

That's all for now,

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