Day 2: “Science is the Study of God’s Creation.”

Studying Science has been one of the most-awaited subject in our day.  This is where we learn a lot of wonders together as a family. Best part of them all is that the books that we are using fully integrate it to what the Bible says.

The very first Bible verse that they have ever learned was Genesis 1:1 – “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”  It is still the verse that always opens up our science year. Everyday, we get to be reminded of God’s beautiful creation.

This year is one step up as we go from exploring and discovering God’s world to investigating God’s world.

One of the reasons we homeschool is so that we can choose a Christian-based science curriculum that always goes back to the Bible to explain science. We can learn together without having to pay for expensive private school.

First stop, Genesis 1:1-2 in our Science board to emphasize to kids about how we were formed and created. We now included the second verse to emphasize the presence of God’s Spirit during creation.

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Genesis 1:1-2: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”

Second stop, a science museum! Inspired by their textbook to create a science corner for kids to observe, and investigate. It also serves as good place to put some of our science guides and experiments.

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This is our version of a living flower exhibit where we put fresh flowers picked from Papao’s garden. Used the stand where the gel pens used to stay. Instead of a vase, we used the Playtex inserts extra that we had when we were still bottle feeding our 4 year old. Noticed the rails on the background? That came from our 4 year old’s dismantled crib. We plan to put pictures of those plants, bugs, flowers that interest us (coming soon).
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A terrarium (that still on the works). With a magnifying glass for anyone who wants to observe. We tied it up so that it won’t get lost.
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Our terrarium has some river stones on the bottom and a sod that we got from one corner of Papao’s lawn. It got some clover on it but I don’t think it would survive.
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This is one of the sunflowers in our living flower exhibit that has bugs on it before we cut it off. The other bug is a cucumber bettle. I can’t recognize what the other one is. There is a tiny spider that came with it. Not sure if that spider is still in the sunflower.
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Kids really need to have a museum mascot named Rocky. I think it is a very creative idea.
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Their own rock collection, now on display. Putting the boards they broke from their Taekwondo as a plate (talk about upcyling).
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A water lens experiment for our 5th grader which is to magnify objects. The weight of the water creates a wrap and in turn magnifies the object inside. See pictures below for the result.

Our museum is open to friends who would like to investigate God’s world.

 

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