Lesson #2 was M-moon. We had a great time again learning lots about the moon!
We did some crafts:
Logan drew the phases of the moon, but I don't have pictures of that.
And we launched rockets:
Launching the rockets was an adventure. We went to a park with a large field and thought it would be okay. We got everything all set up and Logan did our countdown. He got excited and pressed the button before he said blastoff and the rocket was gone before we could even see it. We all turned around to watch it and we briefly saw a smoke trail and that was it. We never saw the parachute come out to help us spot it, so it was lost. Surprisingly, Logan held it together. I was afraid he would be very upset about it being lost. We did drive around looking for it, but to no avail! My friend, Christi, sent me a link on how to make a rocket out of a film canister and Alka Seltzer, so we did that, too!
We found a Popular Mechanics DVD about rockets and Logan loved it!
I forgot to write down our favorite moon books before returning them to the library, but here are some I remember:
- If You Decide To Go To The Moon by Faith Mcnulty
- Papa, Please Get The Moon For Me by Eric Carle (also watched the video)
- Grandpa Takes Me to the Moon by Timothy R. Gaffney
- Moonstruck: The True Story of the Cow Who Jumped Over the Moon by Gennifer Choldenko
- Moongame by Frank Asch
We also made a moon cake that I found a recipe for on the MFW message board (I'll post the recipe below). Logan loved making it!
Mix and bake in a 9 inch round cake pan.
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
4 T. cocoa
Form 3 craters in the moon sand, one large crater in the center and one medium crater and one small crater anywhere on the moon sand.
Add 1 tsp. baking soda to the medium crater.
Add 5 T melted butter to the large crater.
Add 1 tsp. vanilla to the small crater.
Pour 1 T. vinegar into the medium crater and watch it bubble like a volcano.
When foam stops, add 1 c. milk and mix together to form moon mud.
Sprinkle with 3/4 c. miniature marshmallows (moon rocks).
Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until toothpick in center comes out clean.