Today I am taking my classes outside for a field lab. They are taking beakers for collecting a sample of water from the creek and some pH strips to test the water. It's really a simple exercise in getting them outside and "doing science" rather than hearing about it. I'm a fan of that kind of stuff. It's beautiful out, first period went well, they had fun, and I had fun watching them have fun looking for water to test. My next class is a freshmen class, so it's a little more nail-bitey, but I think it'll be fun. It's not the first time I am taking that class outside, though. They went out in the fall, doing a lab where we were looking for little ecosystems. That went well, so I expect to have no problems today. I do wish I had brought a camera today, though, I could get some good pics of the kids getting water samples. eh well, maybe I'll get something later with my camera phone.