Friday Factoid Week 26

To celebrate International Astronomy Month we did a few activities from the Globe At Night website.  Below are a couple of our submissions to the poetry contest.  The first is by our little neighbor friend, Parker.   The second is a limerick that Nate and I wrote together.  He did the first stanza and I […]

Friday Factoid Week 23

First, to get a little back story on the rather sensitive nature of this week’s astronomy lesson, click here for a link to our Hawaiian homeschool 6 years ago. Abraham Lincoln once said that just because you call a sheep’s tail a leg that doesn’t mean the sheep has 5 legs.  Even though many astronomers […]

Friday Factoid Week 22

Neptune is the furthest planet from the sun, besides Pluto.  It takes 164 earth years for it to orbit the sun.  It is spinning the same direction as the earth except for it’s all wobbly as it goes.  It is bright blue because it is made of methane.  Neptune also has 2 rings made of […]