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Maybe you’ve been making bird observations, maybe you haven’t. If you have, this is a good time to look back over your observations to see if you notice any patterns. Do you see robins every time? Do you know the names of the birds you see? Are you seeing more or less birds when you go out? I’d love to hear about your observations. Send me an email! You can continue on bird observations, and I’m happy to give you additions and suggestions for that science work- let me know if you’re interested.

I’d also like to introduce/reintroduce the Rube Goldberg machine as another science choice! A Rube Goldberg machine is a machine that is purposefully ridiculous and complicated- using a large number of steps to complete a simple task. They can be really fun to make, and you can use things from around the house for them.

Right now, there is a contest called the “Rube Goldberg Bar of Soap Video Challenge”. Want to give it a try? You don’t have to enter the contest, you can just have fun with the challenge. Read about making a Rube Goldberg here: https://tinkerlab.com/engineering-kids-rube-goldberg-machine/ and watch this video to hear about the contest:

Here’s an example: