Monday, December 19, 2011

Hot Air Balloons and Santa

Kentucky Highlands Museum has what they call Super Saturdays. Our last Super Saturday was anything but super in my book. This one was A LOT better! The teacher of this one came prepared. I was very happy with this class.

The class was Dr. Bob's Science Sampler ... Hot Air Balloons

Below is what the kids learned about ... hot air is lighter than cold air so that's why it rises ...


Here are some pictures of the class ... listening to the teacher ...



Here they are constructing a hot air balloon out of tissue paper. We took pictures of the directions so the boys can make their own at home. This was a whole class project, but only 3-4 of the kids really worked on it ... including my 2 : )













This is just Sammy being Sammy ...


More construction ...




Finally something Sammy wanted to do ... adding paper clips to the bottom for weight ...







Now Walter is working ... Sammy got the paper clips and started building a paper clip chain ... boys : )

 

Getting ready to fly the hot air balloon ...



Here it is going up ... Walter looking up into the balloon ...

We didn't let the boys go play downstairs. I don't know if they cleaned it any or not but after having such a nice class I didn't want to ruin it if the place was still nasty like the last time!

There was a reporter there from our local paper who talked to the boys for a bit. There should be an article in the Monday edition ... I'll have to make sure to pick up a paper!!!

Afterwards we stopped at Kroger to pick up a few things. As we were walking around guess who found us ...


SANTA!!! : )



Neither of my boys believe anymore ... which makes me a little sad. I can still find the "magic" in Christmas through Santa, and the lights, and songs of the season ... and wished my boys did too ... but they have older brothers who didn't think twice about opening their big mouths to ruin it. Sammy said he didn't like it that Santa was talking to him. "I'm 9 years old ... sheesh"   LoL

Our Santa there had a really strong German accent ... I thought it was all pretty cool ... and Walter didn't seem to mind either. My Sammy is a drama king! : )

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