This year we will do some of the same things as years past. Each week we will visit the library and get books that fit the theme, we'll have a weekly field trip, and we'll do whatever activity feels good for that day. We'll also have a movie day that goes along with the weekly theme every Friday. Now, for the changes because, you know, we're evolving. First, I'll put a link to my Pinterest board that corresponds to each week's theme, so I don't have to type everything out with individual links like before. Second, I'm adding a science experiment to each week. If you're following along with us, the science experiment can be found in the Pinterest board link that I provide under "Activities". And third, I'm adding a new theme this year. Instead of a "Pirates" week, we're having a week of "Cooking School". The big boys have really showed a interest in cooking, so might as well teach them a thing or two in the kitchen. The best part of this year's camp is that Jim gets to participate more! His schedule works out a little better to be more involved. We love daddy!
Soooo, without further ado...
Week 1, June 6-10, Earth and Nature:
Field trip: Lubbock Lake Landmark
Movie: The Lorax
Experiment(s): create a garden, color changing daisies, and/or sandwich bag compost
Week 2, June 13-17, Weather:
Field trip: The Windmill Museum
Movie: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Experiment(s): water cycle experiment and/or make an anemometer
Week 3, June 20-24, Animals:
Field trip: Critter Fest at the Science Spectrum
Movie: any of the Madagascars
Experiment(s): How do fish breathe, mini ecosystem, blubber/cold water animals, and/or beak adaption experiment
Critter Fest 2015
Field trip: Texas Tech Museum
Movie: Rio or Rio 2
Experiment(s): we'll experiment with other cultures' traditions and food
Week 5, July 4-8, America, The Beautiful:
Field trip: Watch some fireworks!
Movie: Wreck It Ralph (arcades are pretty American, right??)
Experiment(s): not sure... So if anyone has any ideas...
Week 6, July 11-15, Space:
Field trip: The TTU Planetarium to see Saturn, Ring World
Movie: Escape From Planet Earth or Home
Experiment(s): why is the sky blue, DIY constellations and/or view constellations outside of town
Week 7, July 18-22, The Human Body:
Field trip: Tour an ambulance
Movie: Tangled (she uses her senses) or Hotel Transylvania (bones guy)
Experiment(s): flashlight through fingers, and/or exercise and graph pulse
Week 8, July 25-29, Cooking School:
Field trip: Visit a new restaurant?
Experiment(s): We'll be experimenting in the kitchen all week
Activities: https://www.pinterest.com/raylenenuffer/nfsc-cooking-school/ + basic foods like scrambled eggs, cookies, toast, grilled cheese, etc.
Week 9, August 1-5, The Ocean:
Field trip: The Science Spectrum (bottom floor) OR go see Finding Dory
Movie: Finding Nemo
Experiment(s): what dissolves in water and/or reversing water pollution
Week 10, August 8-10, Planes:
Field trip: The Silent Wings Museum
Experiment(s): paper airplanes (specifically thrust, drag, lift, and gravity)