As we reach the end of our school year, we wanted to take a look back on some of our adventures, experiments and projects. This is just a sampling of the things that stood out to us. Since we organized our year by regions in Texas, we organized this post the same way. Please comment below and let us know which of the things we shared either taught you something, made you think, or encouraged you to consider an adventure of your own. Coastal Plains Luna's Picks: We learned
I feel that magazines such as “The Week” should be careful about what they put on their covers. I know that very young children can be observant and can’t help but look, and they might see covers that scare them. Children might take things literally, because we all know how young children are, they are really easy to influence. Once you see things you can’t un-see them, so I don’t want a young child to be traumatized because of a magazine cover they saw which is for adults.
After leaving The Enchanted Rock ...if you missed that post, click below to check it out, we continued exploring the Texas Hill Country. One of the sites we visited is called Jacob's Well. Jacob's well is an underwater cave that is 140 feet deep. Since the water is so clean and pure, it's very clear. It stays the same temperature all year, 68 degrees, and you can make a reservation to swim in it during the summer. In the nature park that housed Jacob's well we also found a g
We are still learning about the Mountains and Basins region of Texas, so we took a trip to the Texas Hill Country to do some exploring. Our first stop was a town called Fredericksburg. Fredericksburg is interesting because it still has a lot of German things from a while back. Outside of town is a place called The Enchanted Rock. It is a giant rock made out of granite. Enchanted Rock got it's name from the Native Americans because when the sun hit it, it shone as i
We are learning about physical and chemical changes of matter. A physical change can change it's shape, or color but doesn't change what it is. A good test is that if a chemical change takes place, the object can't go back to it's original form. Here are some examples: Physical change The leaves had a chemical change, the dead leaves can't come back to life. When the match is broken it's a physical change, but when it's lit it's a chemical change. This is a physical chang
We have been studying about rocks and minerals and are lucky enough to live in a city with a museum that has an awesome mineral collection. We visited the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, took some pictures, included some notes, and hope that you enjoy learning about and seeing these beautiful minerals as much as we did. On this post, we are going to let the pictures do most of the "talking." Below you will see an example of a metallic luster on the edge of the mineral.