September 19, 2008

my very educated mother...

The beginning of the year has been spent on creation accounts and our solar system. Here are a few examples of a recent project that dealt with the planets in our solar system. The students designed the paper with oil pastels and water colors, then cut out the shapes of the planets and taped them down. This afternoon I spray painted over the planets and when they were removed... voilĂ !

After working on the lesson with two classes, I think I can finally say the order of the planets from closest to furthest from the sun without mumbling "My very educated mother just served us nine--" and then stopping short of saying "--pizzas." Darn dwarf planet, Pluto.

{This one looks like it coincidently has the Milk Way twinkling above the solar system.}

3 comments:

{ Becca } said...

If the right person had created those they'd be worth thousands of dollars, lol! Cute cute! I love kids' handiwork.

Have a great weekend, Chelsea...

:)

Storey said...

LOVE THIS PROJECT!!! i might have to steal it sometime....

vixen mae said...

I love that work you did with the kids! I've been planning for weeks how I'm going to borrow the technique...