Friday, September 07, 2007

Our galaxy

How about getting your kid to create a galaxy during his science class the inexpensive way? See what I found in enchanted learning.

Materials: Fine sand (or glitters), glue, black paper, old news papers



Method:
1. On a black paper, draw a rough sketch of our galaxy, the Milky Way using a pencil (or white crayon). Our galaxy is a spiral galaxy with five arms. The center is a dense disk containing many older stars.
2. Apply glue onto the lines. Sprinkle the sand onto the glue.
3. Tilt the paper and shake off loose sand (glitter).

* Optional: label the arms of the Milky Way and label where our Solar System is located.

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