Otherwise, this has been a quiet week for the most part; plugging on through the remaining work, pottering in the garden, playing, and making shoe box houses for their toy animals.
I allowed my two eldest to stay up to watch Wales play football on Wednesday. We don't really follow much sport in our household (except cricket in Michael's case), but the boys were interested. They both brought books with them too - though they did watch quite a bit of football.
|Watching Football Peach-Style|
|A Huge Certificate!|
There were bubbles.
We enjoyed looking at the models demonstrating how plastic is used in the human body in various ways.
|Plastic Inside Us Display|
The exhibit about space junk, and possible ways to deal with the problem, was popular.
|Space Junk Exhibit|
The children also learned about spider silk, and how spiders produce different types of silk for different purposes.
|Spiders Ready to Race|
|Spider race, to demonstrate different types of spider silk.|
We learned about the thermal conductivity of diamond, and the electrical conductivity of diamond doped with boron.
|Testing the thermal conductivity of various materials by pressing them into ice.|
The children also played a game which helped them learn about how robins survive the winter and look after their eggs.
Along the way, we saw a display of the shortlisted books for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize, which the older boys are helping to judge as part of one the young people's judging panels.
There were other displays that we visited and enjoyed too, but these were highlights.
We finished with ice creams in the park. All in all, a good day.