Monday, April 26, 2010

You are the sun

scienceDo all kids do this, or just mine? It's the solar system. I took the picture from the sun. I love how there are moons, how the sizes are varied appropriately (without being exact, obviously), there is a gap between the "rocky midgets" and the "gas giants." Pluto (the dwarf planet) is there, if you look very carefully, but it is sort of heading down the hill. No, the number of moons isn't necessarily correct for each plant. No, the distance between the planets isn't right. But Kiddo and Kutey put this together all on their own. To me, that is worth more than whether or not it is exact.

Kiddo loves to read and study about space. Last year he wrote his own book about Mars. I found some readers about the planets that he has been reading, which is probably why there is renewed interest in this particular subject.

Oh, and I was informed, numerous times, that the planets are rarely lined up like this. It is just easier to build a model this way!

1 comment:

jugglingpaynes said...

Awesome! I love it!

Peace and Laughter,