Category Archives: Science

Simple Machines

We got one of those great Discovery Kits from our local library to start us off this year, Simple Machines.  It comes with a couple of books and hands on materials, I think mostly targeted and more interesting to the younger … Continue reading

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a is for astronaut

Maybe I should have been an astronaut because of all the beauty you can see from up there.  But not that I could manage or handle being up there, in a closed space.  Oh no… I don’t think I’d do well … Continue reading

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Simple Machines : Gears

One of the Discovery Bags we got from our library was about gears.  Since we were studying Simple Machines, its arrival was perfect timing. We also took the Lego Education sets, or parts of sets, that we have out, so they could build … Continue reading

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Simple Machines : Screws

We are reading and doing the activities from this book that came with the Simple Machines Discovery Kit from our library.  We’ve used another book of the same series before, and we really liked it. This one is fun too. … Continue reading

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Perseid meteor shower

Yesterday we went to a Star Party offered by OMSI at a park on the Columbia River, not far, just about a 30 minute drive out of the city.  It had been a hot day, so I wanted to get there … Continue reading

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the landing

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Charles Darwin’s life in Shrewsbury

  We went to go see some of Darwin’s places from his youth, where he was born, Shrewsbury, south of Wem.  We did a self walking tour that Ros had printed out from the internet.  Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury … Continue reading

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