I was just starting university when the Harry Potter books, and then the movies a few years later, started coming out. It wasn’t really my thing at the time and till this date, I have not read any of the books or seen any of the movies. Well that changed on Day 29.
We have had tickets to the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry put on by the Let’s Talk Science organization at the University of Alberta since they were release at the start of October and the girls were excited about a day of fun science! With the Harry Potter theme to the event, I figured it was a good time to introduce the girls to the story. We watched the first movie in the morning and discussed the characters and elements of a story. When is was over, we got ready for the afternoon session at the university.
The event had many references to Harry Potter, and with it fresh in their minds, they made the connections easily. They watched science demonstrations, saw snakes and other reptiles, spiders and owls, had a chance to try science experiments first hand and took part in crafts including coloring ties and making wands.
It was our first time at this free event and it was such a wonderful experience! The volunteers and organizers did an amazing job of bringing cool science to children!
With only a few days left, check out my complete list or 31 Days of Learning Through Unschooling.