Sunday, September 26

Welcome Autumn

This week's science focus on the change of season's as we welcomed the arrival of Autumn.  I personally loved that Sukkot (our Autumn Harvest Festival) began with the arrival of Autumn.

Froggy has for awhile now known the cycle of the seasons but without understanding why.  This year we focused on why.  A couple of months ago we stumbled across Dear Rebecca Winter is Coming at the library.  Now we went back and checked it out again.  It is a sweet story that talks about how the days get shorter just a tiny bit each day as winter approaches.  The language is lovely and poetic.

To try to make it a bit clearer we did the classic experiment with a globe and a flashlight showing how the sun hits the earth differently as it travels on its path.  We had to get Dad involved in this one to get all the pieces in the right place and moving but once we did it took about three "years" and I saw the light bulb go off inside Froggy's head.  I  love those moments.

And finally Froggy stayed up late to watch the harvest moon rise on the first night of Sukkot and officially welcome Autumn.

For more fun with science, check out this week's Science Sunday link-up, at Adventures in Mommydom

3 comments:

  1. How cool you were able to get everyone involved. That's always fun to do.

    Thanks for linking up!

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  2. The harvest moon was beautiful - it's awesome that Froggy got to enjoy it. We did a similar experiment for day and night, but I don't think that it's fully sunk in yet.

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