Between National Star Wars day (‘May the 4th be with you’) and today (National Astronomy Day) we have found some really wonderful resources for Star Wars week. Today was ‘droid day’ and we got to study robotics. There was a robotics class at the library this afternoon from 1 – 3 and the older kids got to make a robot and try to get it to follow the program that was intended.
The library lady told me about the class when I went to pick up all the Star Wars books I had on hold. Perfect timing huh?
It was supposed to go across the floor, pick something up, and then bring it back by remote control. They got as far as getting it to pick stuff up by the time their hour was up! I was impressed! (and they had a blast!)
After getting back home I had them do a little Star Wars Trivia, and then some of their other school work (math, and reading). After they were done with that, they each got to listen to more of Star Wars radio. This time, I had Cyan color a droid coloring page and Alex color an X-wing while taking notes (because the radio story is different than the movies) on the radio version of Episode 4.
Then I had each of them do an online Star Wars puzzle on StarWars.com.
After this, we had a bit more robotic fun with the Snap Circuits. This time it was Cyan’s turn to choose a set and do it:
Day 3 is Monday because tomorrow instead of Star Wars day we are celebrating Mother’s Day! ;) Happy Learning!