Sunday, September 9, 2007

Field Trip

Thursday, as promised, we went on a "field trip". We went over to West Seattle (Alki) and did a little research. Each boy had to gather a shell, an interesting rock, and a nice piece of beach glass. (see picture above) We also found a big hole in the ground near the edge of the water. We theorized about how that hole came to be. Joseph said perhaps meerkats lived there. We will have to do some meerkat research soon. I don't think they live near the ocean in Seattle. But, hey, it was a good guess. We were also thinking maybe a dog dug it for fun, or that it was a small sinkhole. After the inspection of the hole, we studied ripples in the water with Daddy. He threw a log into the water and then threw rocks just behind the log. We watched the ripples help push the log further and further out. Oh! We also have fun turning over the big rocks and looking for the little crabs. I tried to take a picture of one, but it looks too much like the rocks. I did get one of Joseph looking. (o:

All in all it was a lot of fun and very educational. We have our first entry in our nature notebook for the year.

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