Monday, September 12, 2011

Brachiosaurus and Worm Habitats

Today we headed over to our good friends, Aunt Jackie and Emma, to do some of our hands on science.  While Emma is not in First Grade, we knew she would still enjoy doing some science with us.

Brachiosaurus – Scientists believe that the largest dinosaur was the brachiosaurus.  We decided to complete an activity that we did not get to do last year during kindergarten because of the rains.  We began at the mailboxes outside Aunt Jackie house and measured 110 feet marking every 10 feet.  Then we had each of the girls lie down on the ground at the same beginning point to see how big they were in comparison.  What fun to see how we would have been dwarfed by these amazing creatures God created!


I am standing looking at the two girls by the mailboxes!

Worm Habitat – For science this week we were studying worms and other creatures that live close to the ground.  Yesterday we built an ant hill.  Today we made a worm habitat from a 2 liter soda bottle, dirt, sand, leaves and pieces of apples.  We had great success with that BUT NOT with finding any worms to add to our habitat.  We will have to wait for the rains so that we can complete our worm habitat.

DSC_0580Watering the ground to see if the worms will come up to the top for the water.


Digging in the garden for worms.

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Filling the worm habitat.