According to one longstanding theory, our Solar System's formation was triggered by a shock wave from an exploding supernova. It injected material from the exploding star into a neighboring cloud of dust and gas, causing it to collapse in on itself and form the Sun and its surrounding planets. New work offers fresh evidence supporting this theory, modeling the Solar System's formation beyond the initial cloud collapse and into the intermediate stages of star formation.
Want some activity ideas for your kiddos that will provide fun and education. Always! As a big fan of unschooling, even though my children are in public school, I am big on games, crafts, field trips, and activities that involve learning without really trying. Enter Geology Lab for Kids 52 Projects to explore rocks, gems, geodes, crystals, fossils, and other wonders of the earth's surface. The book breaks up into 12 fun unit studies so this is really kind of perfect for homeschoolers and unschoolers who want to use it for some science learning and fun. It is a year's worth of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. Here are a few of the fun things you will discover The first labis on crystals and one of the first projects is how to make sugar crystalswe just happen to love to do.Learn about the science behind crystals and make rock candy. What kid will object to this unit study?
Labfive has a nifty unit for learning about crystal structure and you and your kids get to make a nest of needles. Lab seven shows you how to make a cluster of geodes from common kitchen chemicals, like borax. This project also gives you a clever re-use idea for those leftover plastic easter eggs. Lab 15 mimics what happens to lava flow when it cools and the project is super yummylava cakes! Lab 39 encases a gummybug or worm just like the way amber encases fossilized insects. Make a batch and watch Jurassic Park. Lab 45 puts you on the hunt for micrometeorites. Lab 48 includes a recipe for magnetic slime. Cool! This book is quite literally a gem for curious mind. It provides many, many hours of educational and fun activities. Your kids might just be begging you to read this with them and try every single activity. Enjoy!
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