Browsing Category : Science

Kiwi Crate Review


Hi everyone! Do you have a tinkerer in your house? I do, his name is Turbo, and he loves to play around with anything that requires building stuff, tiny parts, electricity, robotics, remote controls, etc. So when we found Kiwi Crate, Inc. I was definitely interested! Disclosure: I received the Kiwi Crate for review purposes on my blog. The opinions…

EEME Project Amp


Hey guys! Do you have a student who likes to build stuff? Do you have one who is interested in electronics? Well I have a super cool project  to share with you today! EEME sent me this really fun Project AMP kit to review and I have to say that it’s been really cool. Turbo is always into building things,…

2015 Castlewood Canyon Hike


Hi everyone! This past summer we took a hike along the Castlewood Canyon near Franktown, CO. This is really close for us, and a beautiful area for hiking as well as nature walking. There are several loops you can take depending on what fits your family best, including a paved trail as well.   I also find this is a…

2015 Denver Aquarium Field Trip


One of the things I love about homeschooling is that we get the opportunity to go out and experience things first hand. That’s why I try to schedule in a few field trips each year. It’s always a nice change to our normal school days. I try to plan them according to what we’re studying so that they fit naturally…

Fun at the Lake!


Hi everyone, most of you know we moved to a new house 2 years ago and we’re enjoying it so much. We’re right off of the lake so that makes for lots of fun fishing trips, and afternoons at the beach! And since we live in Colorado this is probably the closest thing I’ll get to living at the beach…

The Silk Road Museum Tour 2015


Hi everyone! We had the pleasure of taking a tour of the Silk Road exhibit held by our local Museum of Nature & Science this past year. It was so cool! And it fit right in with our Expedition Earth world geography studies, so that was a win win! While we weren’t allowed to take any photographs, the exhibit had…

2015 Butterfly Pavilion Field Trip


Hi everyone! We haven’t been to the Butterfly Pavilion in a few years, so the kids were excited to take a tour again this past year. This time Jason was able to come with us, and the kids are always excited when Daddy joins in on the fun! The Butterfly Pavilion is really fun, but doesn’t take that long to…

Total Lunar Eclipse September 2015


Hi everyone! I just realized that I posted this on my Instagram, but I forgot to put it on my blog for all of you too! This year we had the opportunity to view a Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse which was super exciting. I know some of you weren’t able to see it from where you were due to poor…

LEGO Education: Weight Bearing Crane


Good morning everyone! For our LEGO Education experiment this week, we applied our knowledge of pulleys, gears, and forces to create some cool cranes. The objective for this project was to create a crane capable of lifting a specified weight, as well as performing a valuable task.   The boys created a crane that could retrieve dropped keys for their…

LEGO Education Letter Balance


Good morning everyone! Today I’m sharing one of our LEGO Education Co-op activities. The kiddos made a really cool balancing mechanism using levers, gears, and a combination of materials and components to make a machine to measure weight and balance load. They built the scale, but then were challenged to build something that could handle heavier objects as well. They…