Saturday, September 18, 2010
LEGOs & Science
In the class, W and his friend F worked on making a Lego car with some wires coming out of it and used a remote control to make it move. This was a basic lesson on robotics and he loved it. They also watched a video on how it's done. The instructor is this great guy who is passionate about robot building and is really good with the kids. I sat with a few other parents chatting away while the kids built their cars. Afterward, W and I grabbed a few slices of pizza with our friends. I found a place that gives you 2 big slices and a can of soda for $2.75 (no tax). How cool is that?
On Fridays W is taking a series of classes at a science museum in Long Island. The drive is only about 20 minutes from home, which I love. The 6 weeks are focusing on Earth Science and the first class was all about rocks. He's in with other 4th-6th graders. They had buckets of different small rocks and had to match and glue them next to their descriptions. They also made an edible craft. W learned so much in that hour (and even told me about it!). After the class he went and played with a bunch of other kids for over an hour. He is looking forward to next week - and next Friday he starts his Cub Scout meetings again! He's a Webelo this year!