Yes, we did all the labs in each science book. All the critters, all the microscopes in biology - I loved it! Not the kids... they prefer chemistry and physics. Just fyi, there is no real definition of how much you have to do in order to call it a lab science:
Hi Lee, I was just wondering if this was all you did for your science lab? Or did they actually dissect any animals?
I'll answer your question in a regular blog post, so that everyone can benefit from the answer. Great question!
Thanks, Lee! I was wondering how they were going to show that they had a lab science. Did you do this just for the ones you did at home, or for everything? Our Public Works department offers science lab workshops that I thought I'd take them to.
I finally found a list of Nature Exchanges!
Wanna know something really neat? If your zoo has a Nature Exchange (I know the Dallas Zoo, the Tulsa OK zoo, and the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle each have one), take your reports to the zoo! Nature-related reports exactly like Lee described are worth a LOT of points, which can then be spent on mineral specimens, polished rocks, shells, fossils, bones, plaster casts of animal tracks, and even (last I knew at the Dallas Zoo) a meteorite. We've been doing this since Kindergarten. The Nature Exchange staff go absolutely ape over the reports because practically nobody does them. Last time we went, the staff told us that all too often, kids bring in something dead that would have been better left alone where it was. Here's some more information about Nature Exchanges: http://www.natureexchange.com/collect.html
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