Space Center Houston

We went to Houston for part of our Christmas vacation. In today’s post, I will tell you about going to the space center there.

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We started off by watching a movie about the mission to Mars. It was very interesting. After that, our cousins arrived. We headed to the Angry Birds section. They had a mirror that would tell you how much you weighed on different planets.

Next, we took a tram to some different buildings. One showed engineers building a spaceship that will be going to Mars.

We went on another tram to where we could see the  Historic Mission Control room. We also went to the Astronaut Training Center.

The Space Center Houston was very fun and interesting.

Nature Photography

Our nature school learned about nature photography from a park ranger.

The first station was zoom and focus. There we used little toys and practiced zooming and focusing.

 

In the second station, we learned how to fill the frame. There, we had props and filled our camera space as much as possible without them getting cut off.

 

The next station was angling. We used a variety of props and shot them from different angles.

 

After that, we learned about patterns. We sprayed water on DVD’s and took pictures.

 

Finally, we photographed lines at the playground.

 

We had a fun day!

Thank you, Ranger Jenn!

Our Fun Field Trip Day!

We did three fun things on our field trip day last week. First, we went on an archeology field trip. Next, we went to Tio’s Tacos. Finally, we went to the Misson Inn.

  • Archeology Field Trip

We got there early so my brother, John, could work on his Boy Scout archaeology merit badge. We played games while we waited for the actual class to start. Finally, the class began. We first learned a little about it, and then we played a fun game. We had to match the artifacts to what it would be nowadays. My partner was Elena, and we did pretty well. Finally, we got to the digging part. Kasen was late, so he joined our group. I started off as a sifter while Elena dug, and Kasen brushed. Once the bucket was one-third of the way full, I sifted it.  We all took turns digging, brushing and sifting.

It was super fun!

  • Tio’s Tacos

When we walked in, there were lots of sculptures to celebrate the Day of the Dead. They were all made out of recycled products. I had one chicken taco and one meat taco. The place was creepy though the food was good.

  • The Misson Inn

After the tacos, we went to the Misson Inn to see their Christmas lights. First, we got a gingerbread man at the Gingerbread Shop. Then, we walked through the hotel to see the lights and a talking macaw.

We had a great day!