Earth Science

  
We explored the layers of the Earth with playdough.  We also read Planet Earth, Inside Out by Gail Gibbons.  It was a little long for the attention span of a 6 year old but was interesting.  It would have been better to split into 2 parts.  The second half covers volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis, which would make for a good second lesson.  
This is the link that I used for the playdough activity:  http://www.123homeschool4me.com/2014/05/earth-science-experiments-for-kids-1.html?m=1

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Simple Machines

We have been easing back into our routine in preparation for school next month.  We read this book and made several machines with LEGOs.  It was a lot of fun to look at other LEGO creations and make our own to go with C’s hotel and playground. 

   
 Simple lever – seesaw

  
We used a pulley to get more people to his LEGO hotel.