Saturday, March 10, 2012

It's Super Science Day

Today, right after basketball, we participated in a science program at a (somewhat) local university. It was supposed to be for the kids, but the whole family had a great time.

We built Lego Mindstorms robots.

And programmed them.

We built skyscrapers with spaghetti and marshmallows.

Parents got to play too!

We learned about monomers and polymers and made our own silly putty.

Mmmmm... that's some tasty DNA!

And, after a fascinating demonstration of liquid nitrogen which included shattering a frozen raquette ball (when you have boys, smashing stuff gets extra points,) we made our own liquid nitrogen ice cream!

Yeah, Lovin' that science!

It was a wonderful day... and we even managed to learn a few things. It doesn't get much better than that.

Monday, March 5, 2012

A Random Sampling

Here are a few random pictures from the last few weeks:

Feeling a sheep's lungs inflating on a ventilator. Look at that face - what a good sport!

Going to the zoo with friends

Working on our anatomy studies. It would seem that some of us cannot simply color the stomach. The stomach must be invaded. Supply lines cut off, troops sent in... you get the picture.

Reading Shakespeare at lunch. Listen, if this happened every day, I wouldn't have taken a picture of it.

"Mom, can I fly it?"

Turning six! Happy Birthday, Little Man!!

Making milk carton homes for the much-loved collection of plastic frogs.


Getting by with a little help from our friends.