Thursday, March 25, 2010

Out of this World

We're prepping for our big trip to Florida and the STS-131 launch with lots of fun space-related activities, and experiments.

Newton's Third Law being demonstrated above--for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. The exciting part was that today, nearly a week after we did this activity, Mary was able to relate her knowledge from this experiment to something we were reading about satellites. Rock on!

We're also creating more lapbooks. Sometime I should go into detail on the lapbooks for those of you who don't know about them and are curious, but for now suffice it to say that they are fast becoming our favorite way to record what we're learning. I'm, as usual, learning as I go and gleaning lots of information from the internet, but I could probably really benefit from a teacher's workshop on these things

Mary used NASA's website to learn that she would weigh only 7 pounds on the moon. Just a few days before we take this school on the road!

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