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When I introduced my children to high-class* Norwegian music…

By on Oct 10, 2014 in Animal Kingdom | 0 comments

We’re on a  Brain Scoop bender, which involves a lot of  “AAAH CHECK THAT OUT” and “Ooooh, I didn’t know that!” and sometimes, “YES! YES! THE GROSSOMETER!” Please tell me that my children are not the only ones psyched every time the meter points to HOLY F****! Please.

So we were watching the episode Ask Emily #6 when the question popped up, “What does the fox say?” Check it out:

When my kids didn’t laugh uproariously, I knew that I had to share the joke. First, I primed them by showing them what foxes REALLY say.

Then, I introduced them to the best Internet meme in September 2013. Behold Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis.

I also pointed out that part of the lyrics talks about elephants “toot”ing – which is not the sound we make for elephants, so a discussion ensued about how children around the world are taught and make different animal sounds.

Cool.


*Yeah, yeah, it’s not really high-class Norwegian music. It’s comedy… but it is pure gold, baby. Pure gold.

 

October 8, 2014 “Blood Moon”

By on Oct 8, 2014 in Astronomy | 0 comments

We (the adults and the Bigs) had the pleasure of waking up at 6 am today in order to catch a glimpse of the so-called “Blood Moon.” The total lunar eclipse was was the second red moon of this year.

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Nate thought it was “amazing” and said he’d never seen anything like it. Sammi only lasted a few moments in the cold before she was inside under some covers. It is most definitely Autumn.

Also exciting was getting a really good look at Orion!

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Aaron originally heard about the event via Minnesota Public Radio. The Bigs and I enjoyed watching a ScienceCasts from NASA video yesterday in preparation for our morning viewing.

 

Ant Farm – Day 4

By on Sep 9, 2014 in Animal Kingdom, The Peep Show | 0 comments

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Ant Farm Day 2

By on Sep 7, 2014 in Animal Kingdom, Life Science, The Peep Show | 0 comments

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HOLY WHOA

By on Aug 27, 2014 in Animal Kingdom | 0 comments

Our new morning routine involves watching CNN Student News and then a YouTube video over breakfast to discuss. I really enjoy the Smarter Every Day channel, so I queued up two videos about how fish eat.

By the time we got halfway through the second of the series, this is what our faces looked like.

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Our spectacular “Holy…WHOA!” faces

Check it out. If you have an awesome “Holy… WHOA!” face, please feel free to link it up in the comments. Oh, yeah – kid-friendly educational YouTube channel recommendations are always appreciated, too.