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Seedling Update

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

We repotted the morning glories.

We planted the carrot seedlings outside.

26 March 2012

Off to See the Wizard

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

The Wizard of Oz at the Ix Theater, Charlottesville

Wizard of Oz

16 March 2012

Nature Walk

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

We took a walk in the woods and gathered wild flowers to press. Sam noted that we picked six flowers.

Nature walk

We looked for tadpoles in the swamp behind our house.

tadpole hunt

And we read A Seed is Sleepy by Diana Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long

14 March 2012

Futbol Time

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Futbol time
Sam is enrolled in the football skills class for Homeschoolers this spring.

8 March 2012

Outdoor Garden

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Planting the garden

We planted seeds in the Bent Spoon Garden today:
1. Sugar snap peas
2. Black Simpson lettuce
3. Bibb lettuce

1 March 2012

The Eyeball

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Eyeball

Six tiny muscles hold each eyeball in the sockets of your head.

When the image of a tree enters the retina it looks upside down. There is one spot on the retina that is not sensitive to light. It is called the blind spot. There are no rods and no cones in the blind spot.

Eyes and Ears by Seymour Simon

February 2012

The Ear

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Inside the ear

Inside the middle ear are the three smallest bones in the body. Called the hammer, the anvil and stirrup. As people get older it is harder for them to hear. Ears help you balance.

Eyes and Ears by Seymour Simon

February 2012

Experiment: Light and Pupils

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

1. What Did We Use?

A flashlight.

2. What Did We Do?

We went into a dark room and shined the flashlight in each other’s eyes.

3. What Happened?

Our pupils got small when the flashlight was in our faces, and large when it wasn’t.

4. What Did We Learn?

We learned that pupils get small in bright light and big in dim light.

15 February 2012

How You See and Eye Facts

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

1. When you see something, your eyes make the image of it upside down but your brain turns it right side up.

2. Some men are color blind, which means their eyes can’t recognize some colors. Can you see the 6 in this square?

3. Blind people use a special kind of way to read. They also have a different language that they can read called Braille.

KFHBE
15 February 2012

How Plants Drink

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

1. What Did We Use?

celery, glass of water, red food coloring.

2. What Did We Do?

We put the celery in the glass of water and put two drops of red food coloring in.

3. What Happened?

We checked 8 hours later and color did not get to the thin upper part of the celery. Bottom of the celery stalk has color.

4. What Did We Learn?

The experiment does not work with old celery! We will try again.

How plants drink

29 February 2012