Minibeast Investigators!

…and so began another Thursday of The BSA’s Crest Science Experiments…

The topic this week was ‘Animal Adventures’, which required looking on and under different surfaces outdoors and finding which minibeasts inhabit the found area…

Though, as a preface to the story of our science research, I must remember to add in a wonderful touch of reality…

My morning started, or should I say, my night never ended after my littlest lady decided that she wanted to stay up chatting and crying all night… This is actually *touch wood* not a regular occurrence, so I suppose I could perhaps cut her some slack haha, however, this mamma is tired and cranky, so ner!

Consequently, my little M was a complete nightmare all morning, screaming and doing the, oh so wonderful, swinging from the leg manoeuvre, that seems so favourable to grumpy toddlers.

We eventually left the house, late, to head out for the day…

Yes. We ALL have bad days…

Anyway, the science began. The children were happy to rush out into the garden together in pursuit of some creepy crawlies. No rock was left unturned. They lifted wood, stones, pots and pretty much everything else in sight. They had an absolutely whale of a time together.

 

 

The children found LOADS of little critters, including worms in the compost bin, worms in the mud, worms in the grass, spiders under rocks, slugs, wood lice and centipedes!!! What a fantastic loot to find for our project!!

The children also took notes about where each critter was discovered.

 

They used little, plastic containers to view the critters for a short while, before releasing them back into the garden (I’m very strict on being nice to the creatures haha!).

 

The kids loved being outside, and they loved working together to find all of these creatures, and their habitats.

We all then went inside, where the children did drawings of what they had found, with labels…

 

Tomorrow, me and N will work on writing up our investigation and findings, as we like to throw in a little writing and remembering… You never know, one of my lovely HE ladies who we join for our science investigations may write up their own version of what they do with their family’s findings… The beauty is that we can all take one thing and make it a hundred different things that work for us… Home education is pretty much educating them in preparation for life, not just for exams… Find what works for you and run with it…

After two hours of investigation, we decided it was time for a little PE… That for us meant… THE PARK!! Haha…

It was lovely, and we had a great day. I realise this is a short and sweet post, but in the interest of being honest, home education is absolutely wonderful and absolutely, bloody TIRING!!! So this tired mamma is off for some R&R…

L xxx

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