Friday, August 21, 2015

Homeschooling at the Dock

Utilizing our community is one of the most fun ways we homeschool. I've already discussed homeschooling at the grocery store and today we had some fun science discussions down at the docks!

We OBSERVED Harbor Seal behavior and discussed intelligence in animals (they knew which fish guts were Salmon and which were Rock Fish...they don't like Rock Fish guts). We DISCUSSED and PRACTICED water safety, we watched a fisherman gut and clean fish, we OBSERVED sea gull behavior and HYPOTHESIZED about their behavior around the seals. We also DISCUSSED and COMPARED seals to sea lions. We also got a good dose of SOCIALIZATION as we chatted with the other tourists on the docks and asked the captain questions about fish and boating.

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