Just a quick post today to let you know what we've been up to in the land of science. We're continuing our study of the human body and are currently learning about the circulatory system. Today we made a model of blood.
Were were all feeling a bit uninspired and sluggish this week, so we decided to spend a day with friends at the Museum of Science in Boston. This is one of our favorite field trip destinations. We spent quite a bit of time in the Pompeii exhibit, which was amazing, and visited some of our long-time favorite exhibits as well. Animals and dinosaurs seem never to disappoint.
What glorious weather! The pull of the sun and the warm spring-like air drew us outside today so D and I decided to hit the hiking trails with our two pups. What a wonderful way to spend a January afternoon in New England.
Or should I say "Off the shelves"? Here's what we're reading this week:
Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln by David A. Adler Abe Lincoln, the boy who loved books by Kay Winters Abe's Honest Words by Doreen Rappaport Stranger in the Woods by Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick Snow is Falling by Franklyn M. Branley Air is All Around You by Franklyn M. Branley A Snowman named just Bob by Mark Kimball Moulton Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
D: Nataniel Flood, Beastologist by R.L LaFevers
J: Magic Tree House, A Day in Pompeii by Mary Pope Osborne
Me: The Children's Book by A.S Byatt
January just seems to be cruising along here this year and I feel I am running along to keep up. It's hard to believe I haven't even sat down to post to our blog since before the holidays, so I'm carving out a bit of time tonight for a brief post about one of our favorites, science. We are fanatical science fans around here and right now are studying the human body and anatomy, so I thought I'd post from time to time about what we've been up to. This week we wrapped up our study of the respiratory system.
We recorded our resting heartbeat, and then checked it again after exercising and doing various activities to see how much it increased. We charted this on a graph. We also built our own model of the respiratory system with simple drawings, and a tube to represent the trachea. We used different colored math chips to show how red blood cells bring oxygen from the lungs to the heart, and then to different parts of the body in exchange for carbon dioxide, which is then returned to the heart, lung, and back out the nose.