Monday, September 28, 2009

September 22, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

On a Tuesday, after school starts, when it's been HOTTER THAN EVER and you attend home, CAMPING IS A FIELD TRIP OPTION!! Kurt gets to work out of town, we get to go on a campout! There were gobs of jellyfish washed up on shore, dead ones, something to do with the tidal cycle and the full moon...we are looking into why jellyfish seem to wash up 10 to 14 days after a full moon...that's homeschool science.

Anyhow, they got to smash some of those jellyfish in the campground and see them make green flashes of light (which is caused by a protein that gives off ultraviolet [blue] light when jostled, which is reflected by the green fluorescent protein in the jellyfish - that apparently you can do some pretty cool stuff with, including making a dog glow green under an ultraviolet light source).

There were also hot dogs, clearance squirt guns, campfire baked potatoes, and the Alsworth gang hanging out most of the evening with us.

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