Last Wednesday my daughter's class had a field trip to the Arizona Science Center. What a fun time! Another mom and I carpooled instead of riding the bus so it was a much more enjoyable ride! lol
We were paired up with another group to explore the science center for a few hours.
Lucky for us, we were paired up with my friend and Hannah's BFF. We had 6 kids between us two moms. I don't remember ever having this much trouble keeping track of 6 kids though let me tell you! All the other field trips I have been on where I was a chaperone I never had trouble keeping track of the kiddos in my care. But for some reason on this trip I thought I would lose my damn mind...repeatedly!
One of the really fun things we did was the planetarium show. The kids all loved that even though us moms got motion sickness! haha
After that we went and had lunch on the lawn and let the kids run around outside for a bit. When we headed back in we just wandered around til it was time to head back to the buses.
Because we had carpooled, Hannah's teacher gave us the option of signing our girls out of school for the day and being able to go back into the science center to look around with just our families. So that's what we did! We took our girls and headed back inside and were able to see and do a lot more than when it was all the kids. We went into the Digital Age room where the kids got to check out things like a Sand Wall...
and the Warp Screen...
After we were done in that room we went up to the next level to the Forces of Nature room where they got to experience all different kinds of forces of nature. Extreme heat, hurricane wind, monsoon, thunderstorms, earthquake. That was my favorite part. Really cool. We wandered around for a while longer and then decided to let the kids get a snack before we packed it in and head back north to the school to get our stuff we had left in the classroom all day.
We got back to school right before school got out for the day but still decided to take our girls home. My daughter was not pleased with this decision! Who is this child?! lol Anyway, it was a really fun day and I'm super happy I got to experience it with my girl.