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We were off to a great start today. Ready to go at 9am. I re-told teachings about the moon. The story of Two Face and why the Moon never faces the Sun. We talked about how (scientifically) this is caused by the position of the Sun and Moon.
SW stood in the center of the living room. Runner stood on the coffee table with a flashlight (and Indy dancing around him, it's a huge coffee table). Ko-Ko (Moon) rotated around SW (Earth) and we saw that Runner (Sun) always light up from the front but our view point changed based on her location.
We learned about the phases of the Moon. And why sometimes calendars disagree on which night is full Moon (important to know in our culture). For example the Moon rises this weekend at 1:35am on Saturday October 23rd, or Friday night. This took much going over to figure out.
We made our Moon box. (I got this from our "365 Science experiments Book" We cut 3 circles (evenly spaced). On each long side of a shoe box. On the short end we cut one hole. These 7 holes are all about 6/8 inch. On the last end we cut a whole the side of our large flashlight. The box got painted black on the inside (outside too cuz my instructions were not clear). Then we Took a ping pong ball, (ok we used the gray cannonball from the playmobile pirate ship). And stuck it in the center of the inside of the box with plasticine. It is placed level with the 7 smaller holes. Turn on the flashlight and look inside the different holes to see the different phases. To see full moon you have to look into the hole with the flashlight.
Sounds like a perfect day right? OK. The first half was, but the afternoon fell apart completely. SW went into a pre teen mood. He fought with Runner, was disrespectful and it went on and on. In the end Ko-Ko and I made the moon box. Runner was able to come in as we finished. SW didn't stop with the disrespect and is now grounded for the week. No electronics. No phone! He is angry. The biggest problem is that he won't stand up and take responsibility. He always has some one to blame. The evening was seeming calm when I sent Ko-Ko for a shower before gymnastics. She decided this was a good time to wash her gymnastics shorts. I bought new ones. I know sounds awful but I had enough drama already today (this is not typical behavior for me) and they needed replacing anyway. They had a bad run-in with the dryer. I am at the gym now with her. She is almost done warm up. Time to go.
Moon Phases Oreo Lab this will take you to the google page with it at the top cu it doesn't go to a web addy, it jut opens the document.
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