On 11/11/11

Like most Americans, we have many family members and friends who have served in the military. To those still with us and those who gave their lives for our freedom, it hardly seems enough to just say 'thank you'.  We truly are a great nation and live with freedom because of those who have served our country well. Thank you, Veterans! 

I hadn't even thought about the fact that schools would be off for Veterans Day until we reached the science center. I guess a lot of people take their kids to the science center on Veterans Day. Who knew? Eric had already taken today off trying to use of some of his vacation time before he lost it. It was pretty cool and I'd love to go back some time when it's not so crowded. The kids really enjoyed the chemistry lab which has procedures written out and equipment ready to use for various experiments. We worked with biodegradable packing peanuts. 

Great. Eric's giving the science lesson!

For him, It's ALL about the goggles!

This was the physics room. Ally just finished a chapter on simple machines and mechanical advantage so it was cool for her to go through this room.

Eric found the most humor from shocking people!

Think I might use this pic for our Christmas card this year. Eric and I are much skinnier when standing in front of a mirror that elongates!

Grant built his sailboat and.......

was pretty excited to watch his accomplishment speed away!

The race is on..... Grant won!

We had to build an 18 in. "water tower" that could withstand an earthquake.

We did it, but we were technically supposed to use as few blocks as possible. So, maybe we aren't the best engineers, but when the table started shaking, our tower stood strong!

Joy  – (November 11, 2011 at 8:02 PM)  

That looks like SO much fun!

Johanna  – (November 12, 2011 at 9:02 AM)  

Lol!! Everyone was at the Franklin institute too !!! I too didn't think that everyone would have the same idea!! Lol

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