This semester Boo has shown a real interest in space. She has been reading every book she can get her hands on about space and astronauts. Because of her interest we braved space day hosted by NASA on the grounds of state capitol. Our home school group was there, but we ended up spending most of the day by ourselves. It was a cold and rainy day, and there were LOTS of kids. I pulled the wagon with the boys, lunch bag and backpack and we literally walked around the capital grounds twice and once into the capitol building.
The girls did lots of space experiments, including manipulating puzzles and using tools while wearing over sized gloves. They also built a space suit that needed to protect an astronaut from an asteroid.
The field trip solidified her interest and she is sure she wants to be an astronaut when she grows up. They completed sixteen stations of experiments, crafts, puzzles and lectures.