Sunday, March 21, 2010

American radio and Electricity Museum

I finally found the cord to upload photos from my camera!! I'll have to mail this into two posts, because there are alot of photos. The first ones here are from our trip to the American Radio and Electricity Museum. What an awesome place! I couldn't believe the amount of radios and televisions that they had on display. The static electricty displays and other interactive displays were fantastic.

I didn't realize how dark this photo turned out. The kids were actually able to record and listen to their recording. I didn't realize that the cylinder used was made of wax and could be used over and over again.

Here's Bug-a-Bug using the hands free instrument. Its actually used to make scary songs in movies and is very hard to control. You control the pitch and the volume with a wave of your hand and do not touch the instrument at all.

Here's a top of the line, space age, George Jetson tv.

The kids all enjoyed the static electricty displays. Here's Princess with her hair standing on end. She thought that was really cool.

This is a replica of Ben Franklin's workshop. I looked for his spectacles, but couldn't find any. They had a really nice display and information, but it was hard to check it out chasing after a toddler. They also had a replica of the radio room on the Titanic.

Here's Princess trying her hand at the hands free instrument.

And these aren't museum pictures, but an effort to get me caught up with my photos. Here's Chunky Munky. She's eating real food now and getting it all over and loving it! She smiles so much, I have a problem getting the spoon into her mouth so she'll eat.

And here's one of our school days. In jammies doing a geography game. Ten days in Africa. If you haven't checked out this series, you need to do so. Its an awesome way to teach geography to your kids and have fun at the same time.

And TL's been into making houses of cards lately. He took this picture one day while he was supposed to be doing his writing assignment. He tried to take another picture after he added another level, but it fell down.

And that's all for now. I'll post photos of our nature walk and the new addition curriculum that I found-which I love! Princess has finally memorized all her addition facts, thank goodness!

Tomorrow I start my next class. The funding for spouses came back up a week and a half ago. I was able to sign up for one class that I needed-History of Christianity. I thought it would be really interesting and then I got the textbook. Terrible font, no photos, and after page four, I finally had to whip out the dictionary because I couldn't figure out the definition of several words-and I'm usually pretty good at that. I'm excited though, it should be fun! If I can get past this horrible book that is!

Have a wonderful week!

1 comment :

  1. Good luck with your class! The museum looked like it was fun.


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