On Friday we went to Lansing with the FRC homeschool group. We first went to the Impression 5 Science Center, and then after a quick picnic lunch in the van (it was pretty cold!) we went to the Michigan Historical Museum. The kids were able to take in a few science "workshops" at the science center. The older kids attended the static electricity workshop while I took Seth to one on the five senses. Since Seth will be learning the five senses this week in school, the workshop was a great introduction. All the kids were able to go to the chemistry workshop and make slime. I loved that Caleb was able to join us since NorthPointe did not have school last week Thursday or Friday.
Impression 5 Science Center:
The throwing/launching room...
The physics room...
|Testing how fast you spin depending if weight is close to you or farther away.|
|Testing the different pulleys|
The bubble room (Seth's favorite)...
|Trying to stand inside a bubble|
|It worked for Nicolas--completely surrounded by bubble!|
The water room...
The five senses workshop...
|Hearing and watching sound waves|
|Tasting sweet, sour, and salty.|
|Matching smells with their picture.|
Chemistry workshop: making slime
The Historical Museum:
|Feeling what it was like to ride a buggy on cobblestone streets.|
|Mining for copper.|
|In the old schoolhouse|
|Now it's not even $3.23!|
|Exploring the great Michigan outdoors...inside.|
|Some of our home school group (except Caleb, of course:)|