Thursday, August 21, 2008

Science experiments -- learning about flight

God sent us a wonderfully windy day today (which is unusual for us in the summer, at least without a thunderstorm accompanying it!) so that we could go out and fly kites. I've been wanting to do this with the kids, since it's a great way to experience lift, drag, thrust, etc -- all the things we've been studying in science -- but it's hard to do in the humid stillness of a southern summer, so we've been waiting for the right conditions. As usual, I had just as much fun as the kids did, I think!
...and here we are working on another science project earlier this week. We are building two gliders, each with different-sized wings, so that we can compare their aerodynamics. We were going to finish and fly them today, but it was too windy to fly gliders...and perfect for kites!

3 comments:

Delighted Hands said...

oh, I want to be there with you! Beautiful!

Elissa Brown said...

School sounds like its going really well for you! Wish BJU would be as enjoyable as yours is. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad for the precious time you are spending with them and sure they are way ahead of the education curve with motherly and Godly instruction
The Groovy Pops
PS
Just seems like yesterday with you and your brother when mom and i tried to spend as much timeas we could with our children.What wonderful memories!!