This week we've been studying the circulatory system. We've read books and watched Schoolhouse Rock, brainpop and Bill Nye. This morning I set up the same circulation 'project' we did (almost exactly!) 4 years ago.
The grass clover was a little damp and the redhead would have no part in it, so we'll try again this afternoon when the sun's out. They don't remember when we did it last time!
We re-watched The Bloodmobile and illustrated it in our science notebooks.
Then we decided to try and make our own blood slide for the microscope. I donated the droplet. On a roll, we made saliva and snot* slides. Oh, gross. I almost threw up. Monkey was happy to donate those samples. Then we looked at salt (kosher and regular) and a tiny bead of playfoam.
While Monkey was having a ball and loving all this awesome science, the redhead was pretty grossed out by the whole thing, and went upstairs to build a 'custom' Yoda minifig. He really wanted to show it off.
*Monkey originally wanted to look at a booger, but snot was more readily available. "I picked my nose for science!" he proudly exclaimed. That should be a shirt or something, right?