Fungi and Other Life Sciences

Arjun and I have been studying life sciences. After studying about fungi, Arjun collected mushrooms, grew mold on a piece of bread and did a presentation about fungi.

Having studied bacteria and other organisms, he created Jeopardy questions. Amit and Kabir participated. Kabir won! The 4 categories for Jeopardy were: Diseases, Organisms, Bacteria and Definitions.

Here’s lifecycle of a butterfly:

Homeschooler Days in Memphis Zoo

Arjun hopes to participate in as many homeschooler days as possible this academic year.

April: Dissection of mouse.

February: Critter connections – Would you dare fly into the mouth of a crocodile or catch a ride on a whale’s back? Animal friendships are everywhere! Can you feel the love (or the lack thereof) amongst our animal companions?

January:  Explored nature’s acoustics throughout the Zoo. From quacks, to moos, to cock-a-doodle-doos, Arjun learnt how animals communicate by using their own unique styles. He created a popsicle stick harmonica and learnt about sound waves and wavelengths.

November: Dissection of snail!

September: Zoo in Motion! What goes up must come down! They explored motion in a zoo-tacular way. Ever wonder why ducks fly in a V or how a sea lion moves so quickly through the water? They discussed and examined Newton’s three laws of motion and how they apply to the Zoo every day!

Teeth Cleaning

Arjun did a small experiment on teeth cleaning and followed Kabir’s experiment on teeth cleaning. Unfortunately, I’m not sure if this experiment made my boys learn the importance of cleaning teeth well!

Eggs were kept in various liquids for 2 days.

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