We learned that any living thing that produces light is Bioluminescent. We explored glowworms in caves, fireflies in the meadow and jellyfish in the sea.
A three week unit to learn hands on what pioneers endured as they traveled from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon in a covered wagon! To understand the experience we packed our covered wagon, stopping on the trail at the General Store and camped out.
The National Parks
Explore 5 of America's great National Parks, Acadia in Maine, Mammoth Caves in Kentucky, Yellowstone in Wyoming, Everglades in Florida and Sequoia National Park in California. We learn about Park Rangers and what is unique to each park.
We learn about an exciting dog sled race of over 1000 miles from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. We not only keep track of the Mushers racing but become a part of our own race facing the challenges of the Alaska wilderness while we care for our dogs. We end the unit with a visit from a Musher and her dog team.
The first musher to cross the finish line and win!