Friday Factoid Week 29

Hey Homeschoolers!  Don’t you know Hartland’s Homeschool Family Camp starts this Monday?!?!  Why haven’t you signed up yet?  What could be a better way to end the school year than together as a family worshipping the Creator, spending time in God’s word, attending creation-based science classes, engaging in countless outdoor activities in a beautiful mountain setting, enjoying meals around the table with other homeschooling families and not having to prepare or clean up after any of it?!?!  If you can’t make it this spring, we offer the same camp in the fall.  Just go to hartlandcamp.com for the details. And do I need to remind you that Mother’s Day is this Sunday and wouldn’t she just love a week away from all her household duties?

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Now, for you astronomy lovers, we’ve been studying space travel again so I’m posting this flashback from 6 years ago.  Also, while we were visiting Opa this week, we saw the first episode in a Netflix series called One Strange Rock by National Geographic.  In it 8 astronauts share their unique perspective on earth from space and then explore some aspect of the earth’s amazingly complex systems and how space exploration has aided us in discovering, observing or understanding it better.  It is spell binding!  You can’t walk away from it without praising our Creator for His amazing design.  Unless you’re actually involved in the movie.  Then, of course, you have to be careful to give all the credit to chance.

Friday Factoid Week 21

Last weak we received in the mail from a friend of ours a piece of space blanket that is going to be wrapped around the exterior of a satellite/probe/spacecraft that is going to orbit the planet Mars (its name I can not reveal). The space blanket consists of sixteen different layers. The copper one is what touches space, the middle fourteen are a special fire-proof materiel called Nomax and the bottom layer is what touches the actual spacecraft. The engineer who designed the blanket based it off of the materiel that covered the Apollo lunar landers that landed on the moon (by, Joel age 13).

I drew a picture of the satellite that is going to Mars.  And I drew Mars.  It is red.              (by Gideon, age 5)

We did an experiment with the space blanket.  We held it in our hand and put an ice cube on it.  You could not feel the cold come through the layers.  Also it didn’t get any condensation on it.  We also tried to burn one of the inner layers and it wouldn’t burn (by Nate, age 11).

Our theme for Winter Camps at Hartland this year was Satellite.  My favorite speaker was my Dad.  He talked about Jonah running from God. All the speakers taught us cool things about God and space and how we should orbit God because He made us.  Jonah wasn’t orbiting God.  My favorite band was the Bryan Easter Band because they have the best drummer and I play the drums (by Sam, age 9).

img_3708