Round the Universe and through time
*Gives self mental shake*
So, after a morning of tidying, snoozing, playing and doing the “Writing and Calculating” cd rom, Fran and i sat down to read one of her library books so we can take them back before Scotland. We looked at the Usborne Sun Moon and Stars one and read it all – very interesting. Excellent book actually. Various bits of chat came out of it – space, sunspots, Venus and Mars being visible (and the fact that i saw Mars on its closest night from the middle of Dartmoor which was fabulous), eclipses and so on. Also climates, gas and seasons. The picture of an Arizona crater reminded us of walknig with dinosaurs and the end of that series, so we watched a couple of episodes of that, talked more about poison gases and heavier/lighter in things we can’t see easily like gas and liquids, touched on volcanoes, mammals, reptiles, parenting in animals, extinction etc. After that we looked at some of the Mars landing pictures.
Then we finished off with revisiting the 2=2 20+20 thing with number cards and a base 10 set – went quite well actually. She got as far as building number into their 100’s with the base 10 set and seeing the bars, flats etc corresponded to different “sizes” of numbers.
Moo did a gorgeous weather sticking today – lovely i was!