In April we studied pi and circles! This is a continuation of our series in mathematical constants. Take a quick read about pi. Can you draw a perfect circle on the computer? Did you know circles and the golden ratio are used in art and design? We previously discussed the Fibonacci sequence.
100 digits of pi – how many can you memorize?
Tracing worksheet for kids.
Yes, we will have a debate on if a virus is alive or not alive. Amanda and Mary will discuss the points of each. Come join in on the discussion and decide for yourself.
What do diakon, sun flowers, pineapples and brussle sprouts all have in common?
They are plants? – YES
They all follow the golden ratio and Fibonacci sequence – YES
See the write up for the January class!
Hi All! PEMDAS is back! Well, we have been doing class. The write ups have not happened. We have been busy!
August – no class, event at ToyBrary
September – Bridges – write up soon!
October – bones! write up soon!
November – Alka seltzer rockets!
Here is the write up for the rocket class. It was cold and windy!
This month we will be discussing water – importance, conservation, fresh.
The plan is to meet under the bridge at Zilker Park – the same area that you park to go to the Austin Science and Nature Center. Class will be participation in the hot Texas summer.
I WILL NEED HELP from parents.
June's topic will be birds! Backyard Birds!
We will build birdhouses and discuss bird-watching techniques, and record-keeping.
I will need help gathering supplies for the bird-houses. Please refer to the Challenge website for design ideas. (I'm going to check out Pintrest also.)
As always, this event is no cost (donations welcomed) and open to all homeschoolers. Please RSVP so we know how many supplies we need to build the houses. The older kids in the group are first and second grade – and we always have younger siblings running around. Check out our website for past topics.
Come out to the Ausin Rowing Docks and learn about boating and kayaking.
Same time: 10:30am
2418 Stratford Dr, Austin, TX 78746
>>We had to cancel due to the heavy rain. See you next time!
Hi all! We have the pictures from the mold experiment. I will work on posting all soon. Here is the write up from February.
In February we continued with mold and microbes. We took two types of bread and exposed them to different substances and locations. After a 5 week incubation period we had great results!
Write up coming soon!
In March we made paper airplanes. Symmetry, paper, Bernoulli! Fun!
Write up is here.