Thursday, September 29, 2011

Maker's Faire

Last Saturday I went to the Maker's Fair with my family.

The Maker's Fair is a huge gathering of cool designers, inventors, and builders at the New York Hall of Science.

It was fun because I got to participate in all sorts of activities.

At first I we stopped at a little stand that had these little LED art kits, you just made a little drawing and took a LED and used sticky little things to keep it on.

Then I built a little rocket and launched it.

It went 7 meters!

Then I went to this big tent and saw all sorts of robots (see video):

Then I checked out a few things and left.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My Thoughts On Homeschooling

I am homeschooled.

I love homeschooling because:
  • You get more free time.
  • You don't have to be sitting down all day, it's bad for your body.
  • You can skip ahead to the hard stuff.
  • You can go to the bathroom so you don't have to cross your legs all day (just kidding for that part).
  • No homework.
  • You get more fresh air and outside time.
  • There are many events and classes with other homeschool kids.
  • Schools teach things that are not true (like global warming).
P.S. my dad taught me some of these.

There is nothing I don't like about homeschooling.

Someday a lot more kids would be homeschooled!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wedding Trip

5 days ago I drove to Maine for my dad's cousin's wedding.

It took us 6 hours to get there.

I went with my mom, my dad, and my sister but my aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins were there too!

It was my first wedding!

Mom and dad went to the party and I had a babysitter.

On the first day we went to hotel, when we got there we went to the beach (see picture above), and then we went out to dinner. We ate pizza.

On the second day, after breakfast we got ready and went to the wedding. My parents went to the reception but there were no kids allowed. Then we went back to our hotel and the baby sitter came. She took us to the playground and then to the arcade. I won 390 tickets!

On the third day, we went out for breakfast again and said goodbye to everyone.

On the way home we stopped at my mom's friend's beach house in New Hampshire.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

How an Eraser Works

See, when you draw something with a pencil, and you don't like it, you use an eraser, but you might wonder how it works.

This is how an eraser works:

When you rub the eraser on the paper it picks up pencil lead, some erasers actually break the surface of the paper.

The eraser's molecules are stickier then the paper's, so pencil lead goes on the eraser.

BTW, pencil lead isn't lead, it's graphite.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

39 Clues

Recently I read the 39 clues series.

It was terrific!

There's a website, too!

There are books, card packs, and online missions.

They are on a 3rd-5th grade reading level.