I have always wanted to make egg geodes with the kids. We finally did it! It’s a fairly simple science project & can be done in a day or two. Most of that time is waiting for the crystals to form. We remade our mix 2 extra times, so it took us about a week to complete. With the exception of the alum, the supplies
Solar Paper Silhouettes
This is the extreme version of making sun prints on construction paper. I walked passed this solar print paper at the store and decided to give it a try.
Biomes of the World: Deciduous Forest
Our final stop on our trip around the world was the deciduous forest of Europe. Wikipedia describes a deciduous forest as: forests that are dominated by trees that lose their leaves each year. They are found in areas with warm, moist summers and mild winters.
Biomes of the World: Tundra
After visiting the great barrier reef on our trip around the world, we explored the tundra of Russia. I wasn’t feeling well the week before, so I didn’t have much in the way of extras for this week. But, it didn’t matter anyway. Farm Kid1 felt crummy all this week so we only did the basics for this unit. Google defines a tundra as: a
Biomes of the World: Coral Reef
The next stop on our trip around the world was the Great Barrier Reef in Australia studying the coral reef biome. I especially loved this week because many years ago I used to scuba dive & this brought back many fun memories. Google defines a coral reef as: a ridge of rock in the sea formed by the growth and deposit of coral
Biomes of the World: Sahara Desert
From Antarctica we traveled almost directly north to the Sahara Desert in Africa on our trip around the world. The Merriam-Webster dictionary describes a desert as: arid land with usually sparse vegetation; especially: such land having a very warm climate and receiving less than 10 inches of sporadic rainfall annually
Biomes of the World: Tropical Rainforest
After visiting North America, the next stop on our imaginary world tour was to the Amazon rainforest in South America. This part of the world is a favorite for my kids – as I’m sure it is for many kids. There is such an array of fun plants & animals. They love the big snakes, colorful birds & frogs, monkeys & big cats. Google defines
Biomes of the World: Ice Cap
From the Amazon Rainforest we traveled south to the ice cap of Antarctica on our trip around the world. Google defines an ice cap as: a covering of ice over a large area, especially on the polar region of a planet.
Biomes of the World: Temperate Rainforest
The first stop on our world tour was a temperate rainforest in North America. This is very similar to the biome we live in, so it was a great place to start. Although, I think the idea of a temperate rainforest confused Farm Kid1 a little bit. He’s only ever heard about tropical rainforests. I could have also chosen a coniferous forest as our home
Virtual World Trip Overview
For 9 weeks we will be doing a unit on biomes. The first week was an introduction to habitat & biomes & a review of the continents. The next seven weeks we will be visiting (in our imaginations) each of the 7 continents & stopping in 7 different biomes. The last week we will use to tie up any loose ends.