Friday, February 6, 2009

Show & Tell {January Review}

I'm trying to get back in the habit of blogging, so my Show & Tell today will be a brief review of the school things we did last month.


In our Science class, we talked about gears and tried making our own to see how they work.


I brought in a bike from the garage so we could see the gears in action, and do some measuring to figure out where the mechanical advantages were.



We also worked on History, Math, and Language Arts, but I didn't take pictures of those.


Last week we capped off January with a trip to Annapolis to see our state capitol.  I blogged about it here but will include a couple of the pictures I liked best in this Show & Tell entry as well!

The House Chamber:

The old Senate Chamber (1772!):

Outside view of the State House:

There are more pictures and some info about Annapolis and its State House in my entry from a couple of days ago - Annapolis, Feb. 5th blog entry - please feel free to check it out!


Visit CanadaGirl, our lovely hostess for Show & Tell, to participate and to see other entries!


SuzyScribbles said...

Those are great pictures of the old state house. You Easterners live in such an abundance of "history" opportunities. It's a real blessing!

Thanks for sharing.

Canadagirl said...

YOu do the NEATEST things in your hs !!! I loved the gears. Did you have a pattern to copy from or did you do it on your own ? I would love to get my hands on the pattern. [0=

What GREAT pics. That would be soooooo cool to live close enough to go see that. But being a West Coast Gal it makes it VERY hard. [0;

Sending you blessings and ((HUGS)) my SSiC

In Him<><


solidrock said...

I love the gears! What an awesome idea!

We are just a state away from you and love the history field trips. I love the state house! It looks so much like Williamsburg.

hsfamily said...

The State Capitol is beautiful!

Hope you have a great weekend!


Haflingerhorses said...

That is a really neat way to teach about gears. I would have never thought of that!

The pictures are great. I love seeing stuff like that.


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