Hannah finally set up her algae experiment. She weighed the petri dishes and then filled them with 20ml of water from the river and weighed them again.
Then she put .4g of algae in each container (why .4? I don’t know, I think it was just a round amount she came up with.)
She labeled them A, B and C and put one in the fridge, one on the counter and one in the sun. She took the temperature of all of them and it was a good spread (44, 78, 91 F.)
I love that composition book, it has a place for a picture at the top and a place to write underneath. She uses it for history too, but using it for a science lab is great because she can draw what is happening as well as write.
We got to the park after picking up Taran to ride along with us. The kids played in the trees, collected doodle bugs, made a squirrel trap (the squirrel was not in the mood for potato chips) and played on the playground while the Moms and Dad talked.
Speaking of doodle bugs (pill bugs, roly-poly’s, etc.) after last park day I went to check on our bugs and we have about 30 baby doodle bugs in the tank. They love cucumber and can eat a slice in about 2 days. I’m not sure why it took so long for us to have babies, maybe the kids recently put a bug in of the opposite sex….who knows (um…I just found out that they can reproduce asexually too.) They are very cute, but eventually we’ll have to get rid of some of them, once they get bigger that will be too many for that space. Speaking of getting bigger…..Annalivia turned 2 yesterday, where did the time go?
I took her picture on the same bench that we used for newborn shots, they grow up so fast.
Hannah went to Noah’s house to play after park day and Grace went to Alanna’s, Bethany came home and played with her friends, so everyone had some uninterrupted friend time. It was hot today and it should be hot tomorrow, so I hope to entice the girls with a hike/swim in the river. We’ll take Maisy along so she can help us catch frogs (probably not, but we’ll take her anyway.)