Thursday, April 8, 2010

Burning Grass and sundials

We studied the sun today in Science. We are using the Apologia elementary curriculum. The kids made use of the new magnifying glasses they got for Easter by trying to focus the sun's beams to burn blades of grass.

We also created a simple sundial and followed the shadows around the yard each hour of the day. I think because so much of what we are doing is "hands on" the kids really look forward to both the science and history.


  1. did they catch anything on fire... you might have to invest in a more powerful microscope!

  2. They managed to put some holes in some leaves. That was about all we could make happen.


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