Monday, March 12, 2012

Space

Last week, we did a big space unit.  I borrowed a friend's Apologia Astronomy book and we headed for outer space.  We worked our way through the 8 planets.  Daniel is still sad about Pluto, though. 


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Made craters with marbles and rocks (into cornmeal) and made a salt dough model of Mercury.
 
 

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Played a space trivia game...

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  Finding out way the sky is blue

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Another experiment on the orbit of Earth

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More notebooking and a Venn diagram comparing/contrasting Jupiter and Saturn
 
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Did you know Saturn is the only planet that would float?

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Stormy Jupiter experiment
Mix 1 cup of glue with 4 cups of water. 
Drop in food color.
Blow with straws.
 
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Making a storm vortex (tea leaves and a straw)

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Jupiter Mosaic
 
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Space mobile- I won this kit a long time ago and have been saving it for a space unit.

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After school was over one day, I had to take a phone call.  When I was done I was surprised to find  the kids had used their legos to create a space probe. 

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Friday we had friends over for some moon and constellation fun...more on that tomorrow!

2 comments:

  1. Wow! Very impressive. I like the idea of taking a week to do a unit study. I got your call and I'll call you tomorrow about picking up the clothes! Thanks!

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  2. That's great! We've done unit weeks for a couple of years now. My kids love it...it's a lot more work for me, but they learn so much and it's fun! :)

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