Thursday, August 4, 2011

Outer Space, A Summer School Mural

Stephen is pointing at Saturn, the planet he stuffed and painted for the class mural.

A label under Saturn told a little about it.

Each student helped to make one of the planets.  They were interesting to me because they were constructed with a variety of materials.

Stephen said the volcano on Mars was made from the top half of an individual size water bottle.  The rough surface of the planet was painted pasta glued on edge.

Neptune's atmosphere was clear Easter grass.  This planet also was stuffed.

The sun was painted bubblewrap.  Lots of glitter was glued on top.  Definitely a shining sun.

The Earth had cotton batting clouds over continents made from foam craft sheets.

The students learned this sentence to help them remember the order of the planets...My Very Energetic Mother Just Served Us Nachos.   Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.

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