We had a busy week last week! The Baltimore Zoomobile came on Wednesday. They brought a very large frog, a tortoise, a wonderful penguin, and the biggest bunny you have ever seen! It was a lot of fun for the kids and they got to see everything up close. They got to pet the Flemish Giant Rabbit, too (it was big!).
The kids made giraffes and monkeys for art, too.
Then on Thursday, we had STEM Day. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. There is a push in our schools to include more in these fields in the classroom. On STEM Day, parents come in and share their expertise in these fields. I thought it was all fascinating.
We started out with the rainbow in milk experiment (tons of fun). Then we learned about how brains and memory work.
After lunch, we got to create circuits with playdough!! We lit up small lightbulbs (like from Christmas tree lights), and made buzzers buzz. Apparently the salt in the playdough conducts electricity. Cool, right?
Then our last station was to create puffmobiles. Using a sheet of paper, three straws, some paperclips, and four lifesavers, the kids designed and created cars propelled by wind (their blowing on them!). Then they had to collect data about how well the designs worked. They had a wonderful time!