Friday, April 20, 2012

Another Field Trip

The CA Science Center had an exhibit about the Islamic contributions to science in the middle ages. It was fascinating. After this year, I have a whole new perspective on the "dark ages". Yes, those years are called dark for a reason, but maybe they weren't as dark as the history text books make them out to be. And some things that I was taught in school are simply not true. For example, did you know that most people in the medieval period knew the earth was round? Yup, Christopher Columbus was never worried about falling off the edge of the world, regardless of what your 2nd grade teacher told you.

We saw a full replica of the elephant clock invented by al-Jazari.
 And while we were there the girls rode on the high wire bike, 43 feet above the bottom floor!

Anna, of course, was fearless! Crystal, do you remember the cow ride in OK?

Alahna wasn't going to go until she saw Anna having so much fun. She was a little less fearless, but still made it all the way across!

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