Wednesday, August 17, 2016
We enjoyed looking through the microscope and seeing what everyday objects look like up close.
We experimented with levers and fulcrums. We learned that the distance traveled is different depending on where the fulcrum is placed
What happens when you mix vinegar, paint and baking
soda? A great big scientific mess! That's what happens!
Inspired by Rosie Revere, Engineer we made inventions from loose parts.
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Sunday, July 17, 2016
From tracing around bodies and feeling tickled to experiencing the size of ones body and just how much paint it takes to paint it. The children really loved being traced and then painting themselves. Such a simple project really and yet so very rewarding especially when you stand back and look at everyone.
We used simple materials for this project. Recycled drafting paper, markers, and tempera paint.
The children applied acrylic paints with flowers. They absolutely loved pressing the flowers into the paint and then stamping their water colour painting. the effect was really quite stunning.
Friday, July 1, 2016
|Painting the Sun|
|Working with the Solar System|
|We had many Outings, this one was to Neptune's Garden!|
|Trip to Jupiter (York Redoubt)|
This was a very full day almost entirely spent out at the park. It was one of the best days!
|We had lego come out in the afternoons to ship making. I love lego. It is one of the most brilliant toys out there!|
We made Moons. We used a mixture of shaving cream and glue with black liquid water color and let the children go crazy making crators. The sensory experience alone on this project was so worthy it!
|Close up of Planet Earth and Mars|
To finish this project up the children painted card board with a mixture of black paint and glue to represent the milky way. I hot glued a foam ball (the Sun) in the centre of each milky way and the children painted the Sun. The last few days has been about the children using wooden sticks to attach their planets to the solar system. It was a big project but we took our time and each step was another part of the project and an art experience on it's own.
So that's a wrap for me on Space Camp! I'm glad it's a long weekend~I am exhausted :-)