Basically, I just keep swimming.
Rather than write long, detailed posts each week, I am trying to stick to much more manageable goals. Honestly, I am really happy if I can manage a photo-intensive post every other week, and that's what you are getting today. However, if you want more detail, I encourage you to (re)visit my initial post describing the plans for our Ocean Unit Study.
|In Week 4, we created our very own solar still to learn about the water cycle. We also explored why water that evaporates from the ocean isn't salty anymore.|
|Also in Week 4, we created some mixed-media artwork. Each of the sprouts chose an ocean animal from scrap magazines. Then they painted habitats for those animals with watercolor pencils. First Sprout chose to make a coral habitat for seahorses.|
|We also made (edible) model coral polyps. The crackers represent the hard exoskeleton that eventually forms the main structure of the reef.|
|In Week 5, we re-created the famous Cartesian Diver experiment. The (older) sprouts caught on to the relationship between pressure, density, and buoyancy pretty quickly. Third Sprout was a little meh though.|
|For art in Week 5, we are back to chalk pastel tutorials. This time, Second Sprout was inspired to make a seahorse in their habitat. I love re-visiting the same subjects with different media-- it builds a lot of experience!|
Those are all of the photos I have to share for now. We are planning to condense Week 6 of our Ocean Unit Study so that we can get our family vacation started a few days early and take some extra time driving to Florida. Everyone is definitely ready for a break!
Until next time,