On the fourth day of creation, God created the Sun, Moon and Stars. The Hebrew text for stars is literally translated as ‘wandering stars’ and was used to describe any luminous object in the sky other than the sun and the moon. Hence, stars, in the this case also includes planets, their satellites, asteroids, and comets. The current science ideas about how the planets have formed have changed in numerous ways over the last 300 years and they will continue to change. So far these ideas have been counter to what is stated in the Bible. Take heed and know what you believe.
It is a wonderful time when the students get to take the stage and present information that they have researched. They all did a great job!!!
Using some of the information from these planet presentations, I made a Planet Trivia game for them to play after the presentations. It was fun to see the questions that I used from their research and the students that did that research knowing the answer immediately. It was also a wonderful way for them to know that their work is valued and important therefore it is worth doing a good job. These students are on the cusp of taking ownership of the their education and I hope this project jump started their desire to learn more.
Here is the link if you would like a copy. There are 40 questions and I printed and cut out the 40 and divided them between the two teams. Each team had 20 questions to ask the other team. If they answered correctly, they could keep the question. This kept track of points.
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Welcome! My name is Nicole Fleming and I have been leading science learning in the Bryan/College Station homeschool community for over 10 years.