Hello and welcome to our blog. We are a family of 4 and have been home educating since our eldest son would have started school in 2012. Dh and I share the H.E duties between us. We're going to try blogging partly to encourage us to reflect on what we're doing and partly to share what we're up to with anybody who may be interested. As a family we are all really enjoying home ed. so if we help in any way to support others or to help spread the word then that would be wonderful.

Friday 17 July 2015

Solar System

We learnt about Copernicus and Galileo with 'The Story of the World' this week. I didn't fancy the activities from the book and instead found some fun stuff on the Internet. Here is the relative size of the planets shown in fruit.

Then, to illustrate the distances between them we left the Earth (cherry tomato) with Daddy in his office,

got on our bike spaceships

and cycled 500 metres to the sun (which was a bit warm, hence the dancing around on tiptoes).

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