So... My morning started out with a clogged Keurig. I've been cleaning it out all evening. Thank goodness I will have my coffee first thing in the morning tomorrow! I should've take a picture. It was pathetic. The thing was spitting at me! Practically teasing me with the coffee it
was keeping for itself wasn't making.
Then my teammate's little boy was sick and we didn't get a sub. Had to split the class! Don't you just love those days?! We still had a lot of fun though!
We've been studying the moon for the past week and I finally have a minute between signing my life over to a realtor and cleaning the Keurig to share with you guys!
My sweet blogging friend Kristen shared this crater experiment on her blog. We dropped play-doh in flour to represent the asteroids hitting the moon and creating craters. We experimented with different sized play-doh to see the crater sizes. Of course, the large balls of play doh were a favorite to drop!
They loved this and it was such a powerful visual!
We also created these cute little moons using bubbles to look like the rocky texture of the moon! SO much fun!! I based this on this blog's tutorial. I did this with Ella this summer and it didn't turn out quite as good. The missing ingredient? Corn syrup! My teammate had seen it somewhere so we just played around with the concoction a little bit.
All you need:
-and a little water.
I'm not a measuring kind of person, so I just kinda mix it until it looks right. Put equal-ish amounts of the paint, corn syrup, and dish soap and then add a little water. It'll be a little goopy but not thick. Wear a paint shirt! I had a dentist appointment after we did these and had little black specks all over my neck from popping bubbles! haha!
I used a pie pan because it's perfect for the size of a paper plate! I used the cheapie paper plates that don't have the kind-of waxy cover on the back. Just paper. I blew through the straw and had each kid dip 3 times. We dipped the backs of the plate onto the bubbles. Be careful not to touch the actual paint and just press on the bubbles!
We used the circle crease in the plate to trim it down into a circle.
Then we made these cute little scenes with some moon facts:
Want to snag these rockets? Just click the picture to grab from Google docs!