Making Craters
Oct04

Making Craters

We’ve done this activity before, but I wanted to try it again with little H, especially as this week is World Space Week. What you need: A shallow metal pan Plain white flour drinking chocolate marbles and different sized balls. Instructions Fill the pan about 2 cm deep with flour, lightly sprinkle the drinking chocolate to cover the entire surface. To make a model of the surface of the moon, drop the marbles into the pan, the...

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Making Craters – Awesome Astronomy
Nov02

Making Craters – Awesome Astronomy

QED Publishing sent us their Awesome Astronomy book, which is all about  the science of space. My 4 year old, like most little boys is obsessed with space and thought this book was amazing. Just like the Chemistry book the illustrations are brilliant and explanations very clear, both books are very interactive with activities and things to think about throughout. Zak especially enjoyed the chapter about galaxies, I think it really...

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The Moon
Oct09

The Moon

Taken with a telescope bought from Kidz Outdoors....

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Astronomy – a beginning
Sep18

Astronomy – a beginning

Ever since I was a little girl I have been fascinated by astronomy. I got a telescope for Christmas when I was 8 years old and spent many a happy evening gazing at the moon with my Dad. That telescope went missing somewhere along the way, so I bought my husband this one for his birthday last month. My hope is to inspire the same enthusiasm my Dad gave me in my own children. Last night we took this photo, it is our first attempt so any...

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