Syd wanted to get her brother involved with this project because he has some experience with puppetry. :)
The art projects for November ended with some fun Pilgrim puppets. Sydney was to color the pilgrim pieces and glue them onto paper bags to make puppets. Then, perform a puppet play to share the story of the Pilgrim's first Thanksgiving.
Where does the time go? We will be heading into December tomorrow! Here's to fun art projects!
The surface film is the very top of the water. We performed a little experiment to see if we could see it by floating a needle on the surface of the water.
We were supposed to use a pair of tweezers to gently lower a needle onto the surface of the water, but of course I couldn't find the tweezers, so we had to come up with an alternative.
This week Syd the Science kid was exploring the pond, and learning about the different kinds of animals that live there. Some of the insects that live in the water were interesting. The back swimmer, water boatman and whirligig beetles each have special hind legs to swim, and special front legs to catch their dinner.
After learning about the water strider and how its long, light body is held up by the surface film of the water, we were able to try out a simple "hands on activity".
If you lay the needle on the water very carefully it will float because it has not broken the surface film of the water. Then gently give the needle a push and watch it break through the surface film and sink.
After performing the activity it was easy to see how a water strider can stay on top of the water.
Aaron reciting John 11:25-27.
Young children have the ability to memorize large portions of Scripture and poems with ease. It really is amazing. Here's Sydney reciting Hebrews 11:16-19.