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Monday, November 30

Rocket Man (Elton John)

I see no need to reinvent the follow us here to our HUGE free space & astronomy unit study!!  We've got lapbooks, literature, science, physical education, math, more rabbit trails, and even music videos.  If your kids are as space-crazy as our's, they're going to love it!

On to Alabama!!!  
En route to our Virginia job, we stopped off at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville.  It was a rainy day, so the outdoor activities were off the table, but a very friendly docent gave us a behind-the-scenes tour of the newest section of the museum, which will open next summer.
The main exhibit is a really interesting, futuristic look at scientific applications.  We explored the role of DNA in general disease, and created our own virtual selves.  The boys also tried their hands, er heads, at mind control.
The Space Camp section of the museum will soon be open to the public for tours, and this friendly docent led us behind-the-scenes to check out all of the new stuff.  It's so new that some of it wasn't even finished yet!
While we were in town, Rocket Boy lost a tooth...and the tooth fairy brought him a gift certificate to the museum store.  Unfortunately, the one thing he wanted was not in stock, so he's holding on to it until we can find a space helmet...  (We've been to three NASA centers and still can't find one.  If you live near one, and they have one in stock, please drop us a line!)
Be sure to check out our free unit study for all things space & rockets!

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