So. There are definite benefits of owning hundreds of books--we'll just go find a good one...
We got out "What Makes Day and Night?".
Lots of interesting ideas came in here... we got our globe from the den, and took it outside. "Let's find where we are..."
We used the 'arm' of the globe as the meter for sunrise, and turned our globe toward the sun, at about 9:30 a.m.
We wanted to choose something on the other side of the earth to mark as we were going about our day, so Madd chose Libya.
"Okay, so we're here, this is sunrise, so across here will be sunset, and where is Libya?"
"Almost to sunset! So we're having breakfast, and people in Libya are doing what, to you think?"
"Excellent. We'll look at it again, when we have lunch...."
We came inside, looked on timeanddate.com, and saw that indeed, it was 5:56 pm in Libya....
Minecraft. (Maddie--Trev sleeps, still.)
A package in the mail!
"Sunshine Makes the Seasons". And a ball, skewer, and flashlight demonstration.
12:01. We had eaten our early lunch.
"Ooh, shall we go check the globe, Madd? See what Libya is doing?"
We did. Libya was all the way dark, now. "It's bed time!" said she.
"Let's go check and see what the exact time it is in Libya.... 8:05! Probably time to get ready for bed!" said her mama.
"Good morning, Trevy!"
"Mom... don't we have a book about the human body?"
"Oh yes, we have lots of them. What book are you looking for? Anything in particular?"
"I'm looking for this one that has a flashlight..."
"Hey. I found an experiment I want to try. Wanna play with me?"
AlkaSeltzer Lava Lamp.
Small jar 3/4 full of oil.
Water for the rest of the way.
Drop in a small piece (1/8) of an alkaseltzer, and put on the lid.
Liquid Density Rainbow.
Chalk, leaf, and car play on the trampoline.
We showed Trevy what we had played with this morning... seasons and day and night.
Zoo Tycoon. And Yet Another Mod. :)
"Hey, Mom. You know how speakers are shaped like this? That's cause the sound goes out, like this... and the sound goes the same the same way as the shape of the speaker. So if you had something like this -this icecream cone- then the sound would hit this (flat) bottom and stop. But it doesn't do that. It goes Out, like this, so everyone can hear."
"That's exactly right. Did you learn that somewhere?"
"No. I just figured it out on my own."
Zoo Tycoon mod on the other computer (naturally)...
More game modifying. This time by Trevelyn! Dun-dun-duuuuuuuuun!!!
Finished our Burd Puppets.
Maddie comes out holding our styrofoam earth-on-a-stick, and "Mom... can we check our globe?"
"Let's see... where's the sun for us, Madd?"
We checked how Libya was doing on our globe, and figured it was a couple of hours 'til sunrise for them; a little after midnight.... check time.... 2:27am!
Pet Vet. Annie gets a check-up.
Sigh. I do love a day with so much magic in it!
Life is good.