Here’s an event that will help your children explore math, science, and the environment right in your own backyard. It’s the Great Backyard Bird Count, an annual event where citizens take 15 minutes to count birds. This year’s count is going on February 13th-16th. It would be a great activity during some of your time off school, and I know my teacher and homeschooler readers will think of a clever way to incorporate this into your lessons!
The official website has printable sheets to help you identify the flying friends who visit you. When you’re finished, you can upload your results, which will be used by scientists and researchers around the world. What a cool way to be part of something big without leaving home!
I know you’re thinking it must be more complicated, but it’s really not: Count, Tally, Submit! [Read more…]