Saturday, March 03, 2007

Building a Biome

Spring was in the air this week! Earlier in the week, as part of our fifth grade science, my son built a biome. It's hard to see in the picture, but he chose to build a wetland biome, complete with a beaver dam. I need to take a better picture of the completed one, which is now living on his desk in the school room!

Providentially (as I believe God always weaves together our studies) he was assigned to do a research report for his writing this week, so he is researching two wetland animals for his report.

We also enjoyed a wonderful field trip to the zoo with our homeschool group this week, as I posted below. It was "homeschool day" at one of our major area zoos, which meant that they had special presentations spread throughout the zoo at various stations, with hands-on activities and demonstrations. It was a perfect compliment to both our study of biomes, as well as our 7th grade life science, which finally got to the animal section a couple of weeks ago. (We have had quite enough of plants and protozoa, thank-you-very-much. My apologies to all of you life-science-lovers out there. This has been a stretch for me!)

I hope your "February funk" has been blown hither by the March winds, as mine has. It's time to "spring" into action and finish what we can before we splash into summer! I pray you had a wonderful week of school and will enjoy a refreshing weekend with those you love.

1 comment:

playingschool said...

Please do post a (better) photo of it. I'd love to see it! Sounds like fun.


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