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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Astronomy Unit ~ Sunlight and Stars

Elijah learned that during the day the atmosphere scatters the light from the sun. This makes it too bright to see the stars. If he were say on the moon, where there is no atmosphere, he could see them all day.


First he poked holes into a white piece of paper and held it to the light.


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Next, he did the same with black paper. He was so excited by the result!


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4 comments:

Sybille said...

Great moment :)
That's an interesting unit. Have you just seen the free-download at MontessoryForEveryone:
http://www.montessoriforeveryone.com/assets/PDF/Constellations.pdf
Cards for constellations. Maybe they are interesting for Eli.
Have a nice weekend!

Phyllis said...

What a simple, but interesting experiment!

Mama Teaching 2 said...

Sybille, I was SO looking for those. I had remembered seeing them somewhere. Thankyou!

Rhonda said...

Oooh I love the one done on the back paper. Now I am headed off to see that web site.