Saturday, July 27, 2013

Astronaut Training

I can't believe that summer is nearly over! I have had so much fun teaching, cooking, experimenting, and playing with our little campers over the past six weeks. This week's space camp was filled with Out of This World fun! We were thrilled to celebrate one of our little astronaut's THIRD birthday!
We worked with some space themed materials.
Armed with an astronaut helmet, we launched rockets and experimented with weight placement on our space shuttle. 
We learned that the earth not only revolves around the sun, but the moon revolves around our earth. 
We learned lots about constellations: a group of stars that form a picture in the sky.
Did you know that the heart of an astronaut actually gets smaller when in space, but they get taller?
A comet's tail always points away from the sun. 
Some asteroids have other asteroids orbiting around them. 
Venus is the only planet that orbits clockwise.
And, interestingly enough, astronauts can't cry properly because the lack of gravity doesn't let their tears  fall. 
Next week's Back to School Bootcamp is one of our most popular sessions and is sure to get our young scholars into gear for school. Hope to see you then!

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