I thought this would be a good time to introduce the use of a microscope. Our mini microscopes were both hand-me-downs. They certainly aren't top quality, but they magnify and focus. I introduced the use of a microscope to Emily and Nick using a few free printable worksheets. You can see them filling in the parts of a microscope below. I explained the focusing process and they both immediately realized that using my method actually worked. They began using prepared slides to practice their new skill.
I ordered a few supplies from The Science Company for growing bacteria, testing pH and staining cells.
And Joseph, he doesn't have anything to do with our renewed interest in science, but he's cute so I'm including a couple of pics of him. Here he's enjoying a Christmas gift from his Godparents - he loves pushing the buttons and listening to the music.
And cookies, he loves his cookies.