Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Bet You Thought This Was a Cookie

DSCF0123Nope, it’s the moon. More precisely, it’s the full moon.

We’ve been talking about the moon in our homeschool, coloring pictures of the moon, learning poems about the moon, and singing songs about the moon. Today, we talked about the phases of the moon. Gem learned the difference between the new, crescent, half, and full moon. Caveman learned the following chart (which we made with sugar cookies):

DSCF0116Mojo learned that the moon’s position relative to the earth and the sun is what causes these different shapes. We illustrated using our globe, and we also took our cookies out into the sunlight. When we hold them up between us and the sun, they look dark. This is the new moon. When we are between the sun and our cookies, and the sunlight is hitting our cookies directly, they are bright. This is the full moon.

And then we ate the moon.



  1. The moon influences cultures too. Like Mexico.
    The moon is in the bible. Do you know where?

  2. Well, I know the moon is mentioned in many places. In the first book of the Bible (Genesis), Joseph had the dream that the sun, moon, and eleven stars bowed before him. And in the last book of the Bible (Revelation), it speaks of the moon turning to blood and also of the woman clothed with the sun and the moon under her feet.

  3. Love this post! HS is so cool and so are the kids in it~