AO Year 4

Ambleside Online book list for Year 4 (approx ages 9-12). Also added in Year 4 are readings of original Shakespeare plays, Plutarch, and dictation. The additional resources are either suggestions from AO's website or from other homeschoolers. Homeschooling with the Charlotte Mason method.
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Story Book of Science, Ch XXVI - XXVIII Golden Spider Silk garments at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Exquisite!

Detail of embroidered cape made of spider silk, made by Simon Peers and Nicholas Godley, Made from the silk of more than one million female golden orb-weaver spiders collected in the highlands of Madagascar.

Making Linen from Flax; The Story Book of Science Chpt. XVI Flax & Hemp; AO year 4

This Century Daily Living Series' video demonstrates the tools, techniques and processes for making linen from flax.

MHLW - how & why we're using this book with ideas and links for further study.

Madame How & Lady Why by Charles Kingsley - Part 1: The Glen

journey-and-destination: Madame How & Lady Why by Charles Kingsley - Part The Glen

Story Book of Science, Ch XXV Spider spinning a web

A fantastic view of this spider spinning a web at dusk ready for catching supper. This clearly shows the systematic method that it uses one leg to attach the.

Story Book of Science, ch XXXIII, Processionary caterpillars

wk 19 Story Book of Science, ch XXXIII, Processionary caterpillars

Golden Spider Silk - the process Story Book of Science Ch XXVI to XXVIII

Golden Spider Silk: The Process. This video shows how the golden spider silk was collected, woven, embroidered and appliquéd to create both the shawl and cape that went on display for the first time at the V&A in January

Story Book of Science Ch XXXI. The spitting cobra shoots venom.

Chef Making Snake Soup Fatally Bitten by Decapitated Cobra

Story Book of Science, Ch XXXI. The Bombardier Beetle - scientists have said that this defence system of the beetle is similar to the jet propulsion mechanism of the German 'buzz' bomb of World War II! See here http://www.sciencemag.org/content/248/4960/1219.abstract

Bombardier beetle - filmed 2009 - The bombardier beetle shoots a boiling liquid as a defense mechanism.

Story Book of Science, Ch XXIX, Venomous Insects

Yellow Jacket ( Vespula squamosa ) & Honey bee (Apis mellifera) macro footage, showing stinging a human arm.

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