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post #141 of 145
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Originally Posted by cloudswinger
It's not the strength of the light, it's the type of light. not all lights have the full spectrum that can be split by the prism, especially artificial ones. Oh, and the quality of the prism helps. Sunlight always works for me. You can concentrate it with a magnifying glass too.
Ahh thanks . I was using a hand crank flashlight so I though it was that. It will be months before we get any decent sun so maybe we'll experiment with different lights to see what happens. I never thought of using a magnifying glass. Now I can justify getting one, lol! I'm sure we could get a lot of use out of that with all the wonderful things to see out there.
post #142 of 145
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Originally Posted by bwylde
Ahh thanks . I was using a hand crank flashlight so I though it was that. It will be months before we get any decent sun so maybe we'll experiment with different lights to see what happens. I never thought of using a magnifying glass. Now I can justify getting one, lol! I'm sure we could get a lot of use out of that with all the wonderful things to see out there.
Getting both a convex and a concave lens would lead to all sorts of cool optics studies. You wouldn't even need very strong light, and I think some historians think that an concave mirror was how some renaissance painters were able to paint so accurately. You can project images on the wall with those lenses.
post #143 of 145
We've been doing the "Letter of the Week" this week from the Bright Beginnings Website. She loves it! And it has helped me in guiding her. Tomorrow we are off to a local Children's Museum and I'm finding myself at peace with my decision. I felt so much anxiety surrounding my decision earlier. Thanks for your guidance!

Warmly~

Lisa
post #144 of 145
Hi, mamas!

This thread is so long. Hopefully I wil get through it sometime.

I'm Monika. I have dd1 who is 7. She attended Montessori school for 3 years and now she is in 1st grade at an okay public school. We do lots of supplementation. SHe is very bright and often wats to know more about whatever it is they are learning about.

Dd2 just turned 3. She likes to count. She can recognize her name, colors, and the letter D. God, I feel like such a slacker. With dd3 around and mobile, I am pooped most days. We try to go on walks and such but, it gets pretty cold. The nice days, we go out.

dd3 is 1 year old and is usually around whenever dd2 and I are 'learning'.

I look forward to learning from you wise hsing mamas!
post #145 of 145

Come on over...

I started a February thread:
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...34#post4567934
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