Monday, October 15, 2012

exploring space

Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the drug store, but that's just peanuts to space. 
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We had a bag of Oreos begging to be eaten, so we called our homeschooling neighbours over and decided to eat the phases of the moon

And we thought, "Why not make an edible comet?"
So we did. 
Here's the nucleus: frozen juice and fruit cocktail

Then you freeze it

While it freezes you make craters on the moon, using flour and oranges or marbles

Then punch out the constellations

And make a constellation box to study the stars with

The comets still weren't frozen, so we read chapters of The Wonderclock and played with geoboards, legos and art stuff

Applying glo-in-the dark glue to our planet mobile.
Our friends leave and take their half-frozen comets with them

Working on our outer space puzzle

Finally frozen, we roll our nucleus in sugar to represent the coma part of the comet

A long fruit roll up makes for a good-tasting comet tail

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