Today was Five in a Row’s Science day for  A Pair of Red Clogs. I asked Satori what “weather” was this morning and she went on to describe how if you threw your clog up in the air, all the different landing positions and their weather predictions. I explained to her that was a fun game people used to play when they didn’t have science to help them out. 🙂

We went over weather, temperature, meteorologists, weather tools used, and climates. We finished up our Red Clogs lapbook and then turned on the Weather Channel so she could see everything we talked about in action. The meteorologist predicted a sunny 64 degree day and she filled out a thermometer drawing to put in her lapbook.


Satori narrated the book to daddy, she’s got a pretty good memory! Then she explained all the parts of her Red Clogs lapbook. She just loved learning about Japan and can’t wait to cover lots of parts of the world now, especially India, Indonesia, and Colorado. (I do not think there are FIAR rowings for these places, we’ll have to find our own.)

Then we headed to Boulder for a family field trip at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, conveniently located just down the mountain from our home. Free admission and many interesting things to see both inside and outside of the building, its unique architecture inspired by Indian cliff dwellings in nearby Mesa Verde.



They had lots of on-hands weather science exhibits. We got to interact with lightning in a tube:


Witness and affect a whirling tornado:


Experiment with a Chaotic Pendulum:


And then we got to stretch our legs for a nature hike on their Walter Orr Roberts Weather Trail and learned about local weather and climate.


The views were spectacular, and we saw all of Boulder, and unlimited views of the Colorado flat lands.


Up close and personal with Boulder’s famous Flatirons.


As you can see the weather today was gorgeous and sunny as usual here, and the prediction of 64 degrees was pretty accurate!

This concludes our rowing of A Pair of Red Clogs, tomorrow I will take a video of our lapbook, and then plan out our next rowing – The Rag Coat. We’ll learn about the Appachalian mountain area, coal/energy, and quilting to name just a few things!