Second nature study science class at the beach. My kids love these hermit crabs. They are all over the beach at the water’s edge and my kiddos aren’t afraid of pinches. I on the other hand will just take pictures and hold the flip flops thank you very much 😉This guy in the photo kept slowly peeking out of his shell and then suddenly clapping his house back down. So. Fun.
The kids found these ghost crabs at the beach the other day. Then spent most of an hour investigating and following their tracks in the sand, marveling at their camouflage, gently holding them, and comparing how they look to other arachnids. This morning they filled notebook pages with facts, observations, and drawings of these cool creatures. Shhhh.... don’t tell them this is school. They’re just learning because it’s fun and it interests them. Some of the best science “classes” we ever have in our homeschool are found just outside our front door.
Give a warm welcome to Megan Laskey, a former Education Outside Instructor who has rejoined us as a Program Manager! As Program Manager, Megan gives support and guidance to a “pod” of Education Outside Instructors. She’s excited to create a space where students can experience nature and science in a creative outdoor setting, alongside Corps Members and other Education Outside staff members with a similar vision.
A foundational teaching of the Education Outside curriculum is to Be Responsible: our students learn to understand and care for the natural world, and practice these stewardship behaviors at the community level in their schools, and beyond, in the larger world.
In the "living labs" where Education Outside teaches, our students develop a healthy curiosity about the natural world... including seed-to-table eating. Here, students at Marshall Elementary School in San Francisco get first-hand experience of root systems, including how tasty they can be!
These are the mornings I love!! Tadpoles are growing and getting legs so we did some observation #scienceoutside now onto the trampoline for some flips and counting #gymtime &math I love making learning fun!!
JH Science Expeditions participants continued their field research projects this past week. The three groups each created, designed, and implemented their own research projects: . “Factors Influencing Bison Behavior” . “The Impact of Human Development on Flat Creek Water Quality” . “Soil texture in Various Conifer Stands” .
Here, a participant from the second group tests a water sample for dissolved oxygen.
PC: Clare Gunshenan
This is the human reaction that happens when you don't believe that the chemical reaction between mentos and Diet Coke will be THAT big. We are having a ton of fun this summer thanks to some awesome books I was sent from @quartokids. This experiment came from a book called "Kitchen Science Lab for Kids" and my guys are so excited about a ton of experiments from this book. It is 35% off regular retail in the link above along with a bunch of other faves I'll be talking about on the blog soon. We spend a ton of time reading in the summer-how about you? #scienceforkids
2 days ago I got a call about an baby eagle who fell out of his nest in an unclimbable tree. He went to the doctor yesterday & his X-rays looked good so we kept him with us over night and placed him in a new home with a new family today ❤️ We named him Tomato 😊🦅🍅