Monday, June 13, 2011

How to Swing a Baseball Bat

In order to hit a baseball far, you have to have a have a good stance.

The first thing you make sure, is that you point your feet to second base - just like in golf.

The next thing you make sure, is that your bat is in the right spot.

The right spot is by your ear. Keep your eye on the ball.

When the ball comes, step and swing. Run to first base!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Yesterday I went to a honeybee class in Queens.

Honeybees go from flower to flower getting a little pollen and some nectar and every time they stop they drop off some pollen. This helps flowers and trees grow.

When they return to the hive they make some honey out of the nectar. I don't know how but check out this site to see how.

Pollen is also food for honeybees.

There are three types honeybees:

The queen, the workers, and the drones.

The queen only has one job: laying eggs.

The workers have lots of jobs.

The drones help the queen lay eggs.

And that last picture is me looking at a honeycomb.

Honeycomb is puked-up nectar and is always built in a hexagonal pattern.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Yesterday I did a science class on horseshoe crabs:

Here's what I learned:

I saw 5 horseshoe crabs. All of the alive ones were mating. There was one dead one.

Horseshoe crabs species are shrinking because people are using them to test if drugs are safe.

Horseshoe crabs have blue blood because their blood is based on copper. Our blood is based on iron.