A Week of Science

πŸ§«πŸ‘¨‍πŸ”¬ Week of Science ⁣

We have 3 Science Streams + Special Studies, and we do Science communally. (I have a previous post explaining how I curate and work together our material for my high schooler earning credit and my youngest approaching the end of elementary.) ⁣

🏜️ Ecology ⁣

Right now we’re covering Deserts and Migration. ⁣

This week we:⁣
1. Read the Migration info from Learning With Friends: Ecology and narrated in Student Journals. ⁣
2. Read “On the Wing” and filled out Bird Observation Notes in LWF journals. ⁣
3. Reviewed Migration info in Encyclopedia.⁣
4. Reviewed Desert definition from last week. ⁣
5. Read “Desert Elephants” ⁣

πŸͺ± Zoology ⁣

We’re currently covering invertebrates and this week’s lesson was about worms. ⁣

1. Reviewed invertebrate info from last week in “Everything You Need to Know About Science Homework” ⁣
2. Read about worms in two encyclopedias ⁣
3. Reviewed body structure information from a previous lesson in “Dictionary of Biology”⁣
4. Watch “The Wonderful World of Worms” video from The Brain Scoop ⁣
5. Complete Worm Observation from Eva Vargas Zoology Guide⁣

πŸ’¨ Climatology⁣

Right now we’re focused for a few weeks on Wind Energy and Reducing Waste ⁣

1. Read “Energy Island” and complete narration page from Renewable Energy Unit from Books and Willows/ Discuss wind energy⁣
2. Read about energy from “Understanding the Climate Crisis” ⁣
3. Read about Waste from “Helping Our Planet” ⁣
4. Read a short biography from “Heroes of the Environment” ⁣

πŸ€ Special Studies ⁣

This term we’re using Delighting in Animals: Senses and Defenses ⁣

1. Read about rats in “Deadly Animals” and narrate in Student Journals. ⁣
2. Read about animals working together in “Animal Defenses” and “The Animal Book” and narrate in journals. ⁣
3. Read about various animal’s sense of taste in “Animal Senses” and narrate in journals. ⁣
4. Answer Discussion Question from Guide. ⁣


1. Evening Basket: ⁣
Various Books⁣
2. Fun Facts: ⁣
Read an entry from “100 Things to Know About Saving the Planet” and “100 Things to Know About Food” ⁣
3. Nutrition Science: ⁣
Read about minerals⁣
(This goes along with our Culinary History stream)


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