The Arts: Baroque Music

Week 10 of school we learned about Baroque music using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 6.

We watched lots of YouTube videos of music of Baroque composers and clips of operas.

Adrian played his recorder for us.

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Science: Sound

Week 10 of school we learned about sound using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 6.

We played bottles with different levels of water in them.

We discovered how hard it is to determine where a sound comes from when blindfolded and with one ear plugged.

We watched some YouTube videos.

We used a cup, string, and a tiny wet piece of cloth and made a clucking machine (though we all had different opinions on the sound it made).

We demonstrated how sound travels through solid objects like the dining room table.

Science: Mammals

Weeks 8 and 9 of school we learned about mammals using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 5. The first week Cameron wasn’t with us because he was being the PE teacher for the day at a local elementary school.

Fritz picked sheep and Adrian picked moose and they wrote factual reports about their animals and then wrote fictional stories starring their animal. They did a great job with them!

We learned about dog anatomy with a little help from Lola.

We learned the life cycle of a mouse.

We watched a YouTube video about echolocation.

We watched a YouTube video about mammals.

We did some experiments with Lola and her treats to see if she could learn where they were even if there was something unexpected about the location. She scored 23/27 and definitely demonstrated that she learned from the first to subsequent trials.

We watched the Naked Mole Rap because why not.

We sorted animals into categories based on whether they were placental mammals, marsupials, or monotremes.

We compared Lola’s and Adrian’s respiration rates while at rest and after exercise.

Fritz, my mom, and I dissected a fetal pig. The other two boys opted out. It was fascinating and super cool.