Sunday, December 07, 2008

Lesson 1: Aquatic Animals

I missed the 2nd meeting of our science co-op, so the other moms painted Alexandra's box for her Ocean Box. The Ocean Box is a year-long project for Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures. You are basically adding one sea creature to the box for each chapter you study.
So, for part of our 3rd meeting, we worked on finishing our Ocean Boxes so we could start adding the creatures. One of the moms brought the ingredients for salt dough. The kids each made their own dough and after much kneading they put in their ocean floor.

The also decided to add a small island to the top. One of the things we'd discussed this week was the ocean floor and its parts - the continental shelf, continental slope, continental rise and abyssal plain. So, we designed our Ocean Box floor with those areas.


Robin said...

This is SO cool! I can't wait to see the box as it is transformed. What a great way to stay focused and pace it out over several weeks.

live4evermom said...

We are doing the same thing. Our box is done and we have finished our whales. Now on to more fun things this week.

Glad to see you joined a co-op. I'm sure Alexandra will enjoy that.

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