Category Archives: space science

From here to the moon…

Cultivating wonder is one of my major jobs as a science educator, so you’d think that I’d have pushed for my kids to see LADEE launch last night. Nope. *I* saw LADEE blaze across the southern skies last night, an … Continue reading

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The last eight weeks…

… have been our usual Spring Rush.  Here are some highlights: We’ve celebrated five birthdays, including my mom’s 75th, and my 40th.  The girls are now  six, which completely blows my mind.  (Turning 40 was cake compared to dealing with … Continue reading

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Lo! A Planet in the East!

Yeah, I’m a geek.  We celebrated the first day of December by (finally!) pulling out the kids’ telescope and taking a peak at Venus, about 30* up in the Eastern sky.  Not quite the star over Bethlehem, but it still … Continue reading

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Our New Theme Song

NASA is holding a contest for a wake-up song for the astronauts of Endeavor STS-134.  You can listen to the ten finalists (and vote for your favorite) here.  Boogie Woogie Shuttle and Rocket Scientist are very catchy, but Dreams You … Continue reading

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Blast Off! and Our Field Trip Too Far Afield

When we walked out our door on our way to book club this morning, there was still 2′ of snow in *our* yard, but two blocks away I pointed out the van window and said  “see that green stuff, kids?  That’s … Continue reading

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Their Solar Stystem Poster Project, Not Mine

So, the Solar System project has stalled out.  Yes, I could breathe new life into it, and likely get them working on it again, but I’m angsting about whether I *want* to drag a pair of still-four-year olds back to … Continue reading

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Week in Review: Feb 21-25, 2011

We got a lot done this week, maybe because it was actually sunny every day!  (Yes, it is snowing again today.  Shush.)

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Goldilocks

Yes, my kids are learning space science and fairy tales at the same time.  Sound odd?  To me, at least this once, they are the *perfect* blend. Hunh?  We’re reading the book The Birth of the Earth by Jacqui Bailey … Continue reading

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Week in review: Jan31-Feb4 2011

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This week was pretty casual, and definitely eclectic.  Interest-lead learning all the way! Formal homeschooling three mornings this week, and one of them was a flop, but we did our calendar time each day, and recorded the weather dutifully, and rather … Continue reading

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