Ball Run, Day 2

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A morning of tinkering, and then we met at the snack table to make a plan for the ball run. We divided into teams to work on different parts: loop, zig zag, and pulley system, as well as a few pinwheels mechanisms.

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After all our hard work and a lunch break, we set off on a walk to the sandpit with a stop at the Dead River near the power station.

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Lots of baby toads found today!

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… making of “crayfish mansion”

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A seat for two! The girls built this and took it home today!

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Loop de loop!!!!

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We saw something special today. The transformation of caterpillar into chrysalis. All in the span of about 3 minutes!

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After the chrysalis, we experienced full blown Monarch fever.

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Pinwheel success!

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Lots of fun drawing and blending the chalks!

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After our last session of building for the day, we took one last walk to the marsh…

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A perfect way to end an exciting day!