Joshua, Savannah and Alexa are doing Astronomy. I am already amazed at how much they are learning and retaining! They talk about the sun and planets all the time and I can see them applying what they have learned It is awesome! After some juggling of our schedule we finally found a good time to do science, right around 11:15. This gives them time to work on workboxes in the morning and then have a quick snack before we get started. We usually work for about 45 min then it is time for job cards and lunch.
We are doing Astronomy "notebooking" style and it is working very well. I think that is what is helping their retention. I will have to take a picture of their notebooks to post later, but here are some pictures of our activities completed so far:
Practicing the difference between rotating and revolving
Seeing just how hot the sun is....melting and catching things on fire with a magnifying glass
Making Mercury from salt dough