June 9, 2008

It's too hot to do anything else...

so we started a unit on biology. First things first, we had to learn about the two different views of how the earth came to be. We started with the evolutionist's theory of a chanced, and explosive big bang. Fifty-two Disney princess colliding in mid-air demonstrated this idea:

Then we moved on the an orderly view, creationism. I cut an 8 in. cardstock circle and divided it into 8 pizza cuts: one each for each of the day of the first week of creation and another to write Genesis 1:1. While the girls were decorating their pieces, we took turns reading the first chapter of Genesis. This was the very first time ever, that all girls participated in reading together!
Then I added another circle, with one pizza piece cut out, and attached to the other circle with a brad. Thus a creation wheel:
Learning about scientists, theories and what the Bible says has inspired my kids to record their own observations. Here's M with a microscope trying to figure how to see a cell of a flower:
This first unit has been an eye-opener for my girls. They've always readily accepted everything we have taught them. Now we are slowly introducing them to other ideas, so that they will be able to make their own intellectual decisions regarding the process of life and be prepared to defend their own conclusions.

1 comment:

Mrs. Darling said...

Sounds like a good study. Its so cold here that we have a fire in the stove. Send some heat our way! :)