Thursday and Friday we're SUPPOSED to do science, but I've only done two classes so far.
The first class was an introductory to astronomy. We talked a bit about how to study stars, including how to find the North Star. We also spent quite a bit of time talking about telescopes and how they work. This of course brought up light and lenses and all that Jazz.
The other class we had, we learned about the expansion of the universe and red shift. We talked about why the milky-way looks hazy, why stars twinkle, and what makes a star bright.
We also talked about the movement of the stars in the sky, and used an umbrella globe to illustrated this:
but that's all the classes we've done because, well, MOSTLY because I couldn't get my science book! I was SO annoyed. I ordered all the books I needed to do science. I got two of them, but one got lost in the mail. I went ahead anyway, but then after two lessons I felt stuck. I ordered ANOTHER one of the same book. THAT ONE got delayed in the mail too! (still not here)
Finally our house closed and we moved all our stuff in the garage. The highlight of the move for me was to open a school box and find THIS:
Science is up and in full force now folks (ummmm except I'm gone to Calgary this Friday picking Dustin up from the airport......)