Friday, February 13, 2009

Field Trip to Museum of Discovery and Science

(This photo was supposed to be at the end, but I accidentally erased it, so here it is, out of order)
My wonderful, beautiful friend, Ana and her family. Daniel, Katrina, Ana, Eli, me and Rebecca. We are ready to call it a day.

I love field trips! Especially ones like we went on today. For a much discounted group rate, we were able to enjoy this wonderful museum with good friends and fellow home educators. As a child growing up in Pennsylvania, our field trips revolved around history, battlefields, and wax museums. In Florida, field trips seem to be all about water, Everglades, Indians, oceans and science.

When we first arrived we found this huge "digital" clock in the courtyard. It was amazing to look at.

It was several stories tall and wrapped around all four faces of the courtyard.

A group photo of all the kids before we went in to enjoy the IMAX 3D movie. It was incredible footage of under the sea: colorful coral, gorgeous fish and adorable sea otters. It was lovely!

We had a 30-40 minute hands-on lecture on Nanotechnology. Here the teacher talked about nanotechnology in regards to Transitions eyeglasses.

Elijah helped demonstrate the application of nanotechnology and metals.

We pretty much had the museum to ourselves so I felt free to let Becca and Elijah roam around the building exploring whatever they wanted. Here are a few of my favorite pictures:

Checking out a display on force needed to escape the gravitational pull of the moon.

Eli playing virtual volley ball.

Becca and Katrina enjoying the sound room.

"This is your captain speaking. Please fasten your seatbelts."

What every big sister would love to do to their little brothers: shrink them! (We learned how to shrink them in the nanotechnology lecture!) It looks better if you click on it to enlarge it.

Next field trip on the list? A three hour sail on a three masted schooner! Can't wait!


Jennifer said...

Looked like alot of fun! Becca is growing up to quick!! Tell her to slow down!!!

Joy said...

Looks like great fun! I love museums like that. We have a science museum in Nashville that we enjoy. BTW, I love your new background! It looks great with your family picture!

Mary Ellen said...

Very cool "shrunken brothers" photo!

Laurie said...

I love the picture of the shrunken boys. That's a keeper! Looks like a fun field trip!

Anonymous said...

Hey don't you dare go on a sail with out your mother I want to go!!! love mom

Anonymous said...

Love the picture of Eli in the plane. Would to enlarge that and frame that one. love mom