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.