Science/Art: The Planets

A few weeks ago, we did a lot of research on our planets, rockets, space stations, astronauts, and space in general. We watched YouTube videos, explored NASA’s website, played space games, watched movies based in space (because sci fi is always fun:)), and wrote stories/drew pictures of what it would be like to live on a space station or mars! This project really encumbered most of the subjects we talk about, if not all. We used math, writing, science, computer skills, research skills, art, and like SpongeBob says I-Mag-I-Na-Tion! Here is the biggest project we completed:

Planets of Our Solar System

Planets of Our Solar System

I found a lot of individual projects on pinterest about the solar system, but I wanted a giant one because things are cooler when they are bigger, both of my girls could work on it, and it is cool to look at. 🙂

We only did the planets on this one, along with each one's temperatures since we were talking about how cold or hot each one can be.

We only did the planets on this one, along with each one’s temperatures since we were talking about how cold or hot each one can be.

I love their crafty side:)

I love their crafty side:)

This one was fun. We watched documentaries on Netflix about astronaut training and hopefully we will take a trip to Houston’s Space Museum sometime in the near future..maybe after the Skoolie is finished for sure! I hope this helped anyone else looking for ideas!

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One thought on “Science/Art: The Planets

  1. Greetings,
    A bit out of the scope of your post (maybe) but I find it interesting that in Mars atmosphere they have supposedly found an abundance of the element Xenon 129. Xenon 129 is also present in Earth’s atmosphere but only since the 1940s. It is exclusively the product of detonation of nuclear bombs. They say there is much more of it in Mars atmosphere than earths, as a percentage. Interesting, eh? Read about it here (http://lifeonmars.pub/articles/mars-thermonuclear-explosion/#more-34).

    Also, if I may, I’d invite you to share this with your “students” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jHsq36_NTU). I’ll bet you will find it very informative regarding the motions of the bodies in our solar system as it relates to their “spiraling” path around the hub of the Milky Way. The author does note in the comments that if the planets were presented in actual scale they would not be visible.

    More on “life is vortex not rotational” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkGeOWYOFoA&playnext_from=TL&videos=DtXLYCj62eU&feature=rec-LGOUT-exp_stronger_r2-2r-2-HM). The Fibonocci sequence; number sequence counting from “0,1” where the next number is always the sum of the previous two – the basis for spiraling effect seen in living organisms.

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