To warm us up on the topic our project was to create a mnemonic for the planets and then to recreate them in the appropriate size in relationship to one another. (Note: blowing up balloons exactly is not possible and may frustrate you and your type A child. The other (non-type A's) children won't care...creating a great lesson in flexibility.)
|Can you tell which one is type A? It's not the one measuring, it is the one who looks totally put out by his brother's "good enough" comment.|
|Cutting out Saturn's ring|
|I think he may have decided it was all a bit boring and went back to reading Robin Hood.|
Xbox's mnemonic was My Very Early Mom Jumped and Sat Under Newton's Porch. (includes Pluto)
We also learned a bit about pi, diameter, radius, circumference when making a ring for Saturn. We read Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi and then using what we learned, we created the ring for the 25 inch planet. I love it when you can tie all the subjects together like that!
|The completed project!|