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.

 

Homeschooler Days in Memphis Zoo

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

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!

Geography Fair 2018-2019

We are going to try host 2 geography fairs for homeschoolers per semester. We had one today. I will update this post with photos of each of the geography fairs we host this academic year.

In September, Arjun presented Ethiopia. Rest of the homeschoolers presented Italy, Egypt, Mexico and Yemen!

In November, Arjun presented Nepal. He created a brochure for Nepal. Other kids presented Japan, Brazil, USA, Netherlands, Australia and Ghana. Kabir hosted a jeopardy game for all 6 kids. Also, we had momos from Nepal, Gouda Cheese from the

Netherlands and a rice dish from Ghana. It was such fun!

 

Avonlea Assisted Living – 2018-19

We are continuing our joyful visits once a month with the residents of Avonlea. Kabir joins us when he can but Arjun and I have fun visiting with the residents.