April 16, 2008

Science & Technology Expo

On Friday the kids and I, along with Debi and her son Kyle, went to the College of Southern Nevada for a science expo (click here to see more pictures). I didn't really expect that we would stay all that long (mostly because of Kenna), but as it turned out, we ended up being there about 3 1/2 hours, and we could have stayed longer! We had a blast! Thankfully Kenna, who had had her shots the day before and was on Tylenol, sacked out in the stroller and took an hour and a half nap. That really saved us! During our time on campus, we:

* Watched dueling robots
* Listened to heartbeats from computerized animals and humans
* Touched snakes, lizards, and turtles
* Poked at sheep parts, including a heart, kidney, eyeball, and brain
* Saw a black lung
* Learned more about our bodies
* Looked through microscopes
* Watched an astronaut film in the planetarium
* Learned about spring constellations

It was very fun, even if we did miss the model rocket launches and didn't have time to view the sun through the telescope at the observatory. Sigh. It's days like these that I'm extra glad we home school!

1 comment:

Sonshine said...

homeschooling at its finest!! Sounds like it was alot of fun!