We have been studying space for science for a few weeks (part of our Noeo science program). This has been the girls favorite thing to study so far. There are times I wonder how much of what I teach actually stays with the kids...and it was demonstrated to me as I was making lunch one day.
Tally had gotten out the fraction magnet puzzle and put them all over the fridge. Then when Tissy came in the kitchen, she noticed that there were 9 circles. She proceeded to make them represent the 9 planets in our solar system. (**notice the poll on the side bar ~ this is for the girls**).
She took her time choosing the colors that seemed to fit certain planets best. She even included some moons, and Jupiter's red spot and Saturn's rings.
I asked her what all the small squares were for..."That is the asteroid belt that separates the inner and outer planets Mom." Of course, how did I not know that??? Now this is all to say, that Tissy went from not being able to name the planets (Tally ended up teaching her), to this fun kitchen demonstration. We have been working on a lap book with all the info that they have learned and I will have to post that when they are done with it. But all in all, it is moments like this that I am so glad that we homeschool.