Monday, April 13, 2009

rainy day learning fun

The rainy start to last week inspired Shaye to try some "rain" activities out of her Nature & Science for girls ages 6-11 workbook (Girl Scouts, $3.50) ...



rainmaker:

Fill a drinking glass* with ice cubes and patiently observe. "Rain" will form on the glass. Record your observations. Think about why this happens.



*Since we only had 4 ice cubes left in the freezer, we took creative license with our drinking glass. I can only imagine what the school board will think when they look over her observational sketch and see a tall, thin "drinking glass" with a stem. ;)








Observe a spiderweb after the rain (makes the details more visible. Create your own web using yarn and a metal hanger.



7 comments:

Wendy said...

You guys are just going hog wild with all the Girl Scout stuff, aren't you? Fun!!!

gina said...

Yes! The books are so inexpensive- and have so many great hands on ides for 1,2, and 3rd grade curriculums- it's unbelievable. And we already have on hand almost everything we need for everything, so must days the girls can just open the book and go to it. A great resource to have!

gina said...

Boy, do I wish comments had spell scheck- I type too fast and hit publish before spell checking... then if I reread my comments- half the time they are cringe worthy. Especially for a homeschooling mom. ;)

PamperingBeki said...

You guys do the coolest projects!

Toni said...

a spider web after the rain is so cool and what a great idea to make your own wiht the yarn and a hanger, I need to look at our Girl Scout books, our group has sorta faded away but we have the books and can do the stuff still, I was thinkingo f doing the Juiletts

Jules said...

Haha!! LOVE the glass! :)

You'll have to let me know if anyone gives you a weird look when checking her work. ;)

Tan Family said...

Wonderful! Thank you for inspiring me to do more Girl Scout badges with my daughter. The badge book is full of wonderful projects!

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