Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Trip to the Planetarium

Today was our trip to the planetarium and Pacific Science Center! Hopefully your child provided a full report. Here are some pictures to accompanyany their summary.
 Seeing a 3-D version of the planets.
 Weight on other planets.

 Moon puzzle

Celestial Storms

Testing orbits
In a space craft!
 The actual planetarium (I'm curious what the children thought about it. This was the most disappointing part of the trip for me.)
 Galaxy exploration.

Touch pond

The butterfly room!

In the butterfly room, a wonderful museum employee, Ari, gave us a botany lesson. He showed us some interesting plants, including pineapple, coffee, and chocolate trees.  He explained pollination and infestation, the connection between insects and plants. This was my highlight of the trip. As most of the students shared my enthusiasm, the next scientific area of study is likely to be horticulture.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Water Painting

Recess in this weather can be less fun.
Today we tried something new.
Paintbrushes + water + TDS building = Fun for everyone.
 It started with a few kids.
 Then more came.
 And more!
Until everything was covered!

"Morah, is it going to stay on the wall forever?" Yitzi asked.
"What is your hypothesis?" I asked.
"It will and Rabbi Margolese is going to be really angry at you," he replied.
I really hope his hypothesis is wrong...