This page is where I’m going to share a bit about our growing list of home education co-op experiences!
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Emu farm tour
Learning about worm farms!
I organised for Ocean Life Education to come out to my place & it was a massive event and a huge hit with the kids! We touched sea stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, a shark egg and jaw and a fresh water turtle. We also got to see a bamboo shark up close and learned so much about ocean animals!
I hope to write more about this and the resources we used to expand on the learning soon..
I blogged about our medical equipment exploration but when we did this with our co-op, we also played with plaster bandages.
This was a fun extension to start learning about broken bones and x-rays.
Even the simplest science experiments never seem to get old. They’re such fun!
I wrote about our backyard science lab here.
We were able to tour the station, learn about the protective gear involved, hear a test alarm, check out every part of the truck and learn about fire safety. After this experience, Cameron (newly 4 years old) learnt when, why and how to call emergency services and our address.
Cam loved using the free ‘Triple Zero Kids’ Challenge” app to learn about calling 000 (Australian) in a fun, informative but non-threatening way!
I hosted a fun plant activities day with our co-op. We re-potted our own flowers, learned about roots, set up beans to grow in ziploc bags and made fun grass heads! We discussed what plants need to grow and took home little ‘bean plant diary’ booklets to record our observations.
We made musical instruments out of recyclables, explored real instruments and had fun in a music circle.