Sunday, September 1, 2013

Ethan's Lego Robotics Course

2012-2013 School Year: Ethan is taking a Lego Robotics course for school. Here are some of his creations:

Crouching Lion & Video (Below)

Sailboat Storm

Flying Bird

Dancing Cranes


Here he is programming the Smart Spinner. He built it with the legos, then uses the software to make it go.
Take a look at how the astronauts at the International Space Station use their Smart Spinner.

Smart Spinner and the International Space Station

Friday, May 3, 2013

Starting Our Garden

Adding Seeds to our cups to start our garden.

Keeping them in the box where they can start to grow.
Little seedlings are starting to pop up.

My brother helping me to water the plants.
Seedlings are growing and it is now time to plant them in the garden.

Monday, April 1, 2013


This week's Science Lessons:

Riddle. I have special properties that draw objects together. I amaze, delight, and help people every hour, day after day. I have a home in various places. When the stereo is on, I am there. When the doorbell buzzes, I am there. I even turn up in nature. (Look amongst the rocks.) You can't see or hear me. I am an invisible force. I keep things going with my attraction and repulsion power. I like to transfer my invisible power to other iron material. Can you guess who I am?

 Answer: I'm Magnetism.
Check out this cool trick done by electromagnetic Induction.
Here are some of the things we are learning from Khan Academy on Electromagnetics.

Friday, March 29, 2013


We are studying about volcanoes and plate tectonics. Ethan built his own volcano and invited the neighborhood kids over to watch.
Creating the volcano.

Adding vinegar to the baking soda mixture.

Watching the volcano erupt.

 Link to a lesson here. These are the videos Ethan used to help him learn more about volcanoes.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Albert Bierstadt

Trying to tidy up the blog as we finish our second term. Time for organizing what we have done this past year, and start working on finishing off the school year.


Albert Bierstadt (January 7, 1830 – February 18, 1902)


Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) French Impressionist


Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)