Museum of Science, Boston & “Vine”

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Monday I took my kids and some of the OTB Homeschoolers and a public school friend into Boston for a day at the Museum of Science.   It was all tweens/teens which is a whole new experience for me, especially giving the older kids some space to explore the museum together with out a short leash.  As long as they stayed together and checked in with me, they were able to do what they wanted.

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The younger ones stuck with me, and we enjoyed Mathematica, the Pirate exhibit, the Electricity show and the Physics exhibit before having lunch and getting tickets for the planetarium.  One area the kids all seemed to enjoy was the temporary exhibit on Design.  Museum of Science is one of the many places that is driving distance (or even Train accessible) in Massachusetts that creates fantastic learning experiences and opportunities for our kiddos. See an extensive list of places here.

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I took the opportunity to play with a the new Twitter app called Vine.  (see some cool random submissions here) It’s a new Twitter app that allows you to make a 6 second video to share with your friends. Don’t believe the negative hype – it has potential for some pretty great creative ideas.  (I love new toys).  I had fun with it, and the kids had fun hanging together and exploring the museum.

You can see some of our MOS videos here.

My favorite part of all, however, was on the ride home when the song “What’s Up” by 4 Non Blondes came on the radio, and all 5 kids sang it at full voice.  It made me so happy that we made the decision to homeschool.  It has given my kids such a great opportunity  to build lifelong friendships with kids who have similar interests and personalities – kids who are not afraid of being themselves together.

What is your favorite homeschool moment?  Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Krysten