Sunday, 15 February 2015

Science & Natural History with a 15 Year old

A few pages from Bengy's Science Notebook. For the past few months he has been concentrating on physical science. An ongoing project at present is a daily weather record:
















Natural History using William Gillies' book, Insect Life in Australasia. The Emperor Gum Moth, which is also known as the Australian Silk Worm:




Excellent information here at Museum Victoria:

Many people contact us noting that they don’t see EGM caterpillars anymore, as they did when climbing trees as a kid. Which prompts a question in return: "When did you last climb a tree?"




8 comments:

Hwee said...

Thanks for sharing these pages, Carol. I find it very helpful to see examples of actual notebooks. :-)

...they call me mommy... said...

Nice!!! Thanks for sharing!

Ma F. said...

That is funny...I can not climb trees but spend plenty of time sitting under them while the kids do...from the number of "friends" I fish out of my coffee cup I would agree there are still lots of insects to be found...just outside! I looked up your moth wow those are lovely.

Sarah said...

Fabulous comprehensive drawings.

Celeste said...

Very nice work! I learned quite a bit just looking at his drawings. :)

Sara Dennis said...

I love the detail of the drawings! Thank you for sharing. :-)

Bright Sky Mom said...

I really enjoyed looking at the pages! I think my 15yo would retain a lot more if we did something like this (together).
~Lee

Carol said...

My 15 yr old doesn't like drawing but I get him to do it because it demonstrates to me that he knows his stuff and it does help him retain what he's learnt. I like your wolf picture!