Sunday, October 24, 2010

Too Busy to Blog About It :).

Life has been good, but very busy. We've been doing great things, but often, we have been just to busy for me to blog about it!

Today, Dane and I decided to work on some Lego Science. He is all about school work when it involves Legos.

Here is the chart we used. First he made 4 different LEGO vehicles, all of his own creations. He named them and I printed a blank chart with the photos of each creation. Then as we worked, he filled in the chart with pencil. (Later, I had him transfer his findings to the computer. This also gave him the opportunity to work on his typing.)

We made lot of predictions/estimations. We used a digital postage scale to weigh the creations in grams. We used an online stopwatch to time our racers. Each racer went down the ramp independently. We noticed right away that our ramp was too steep and we lowered it considerably. We did decide that it could be much better if our ramp was much longer. (We will be picking up a longer board when we are out and about this afternoon!)

For some reason, I have a sneaking suspicion that I will need a much larger chart for our continued explorations. I wonder how many wheels he has in his LEGO stash ????

I shared this post over on Science Sunday at Adventures in Mommydom. Hop on over and see all of the great science links!


Ticia said...

I've been dreaming about doing this.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Great chart!

Unknown said...

This is too much fun! Love the chart. Great science lesson. Thank you for sharing.

Brimful Curiosities said...

Love that he made and named his creations. It really helps make the project his own.

Phyllis said...

Amy, I just wanted to let you know that I am featuring your Lego activities on my Lego Challenge on Monday.

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