Thursday, January 31, 2008

Cytoplasm, Mitochondrion, Chloroplast...

Today my girls had there first "Home away from home school" science class. Mark and I both loved science in school (his degree is in Biology and mine in Nursing). We want to do everything we can to insure the girls have a good science background and most importantly, that they enjoy it.
For over 2 hours today they were immersed in "The Cell". They collected samples of pond water to look at under the microscope and surprisingly found their first look at Rotifers! They studied dead reptiles, algae,etc-all under the microscope. They were able to see a whole new world today thanks to the instruments and a teacher who is passionate about the study of life all around us.
They've always liked doing science, but today they didn't want to leave. The wonderful thing is that the teacher kept teaching (over our scheduled end time) as long as they asked questions and she saw the excitement on their faces. Not only was their interest in science fueled today, I can happily say they are now "on fire" for science. I'm sure I'll have more to post in the coming weeks as we continue on this new journey.

1 comment:

MomToCherubs said...

What a tremendous blessing you children have with this science class. The photos make me want to attend too !!

God Bless.