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i am a stay-at-home mom living, learning and loving by the bay!I love to take pictures. I love to crochet cozy things for my family and friends.

May 19, 2009

more M O O N

We had another great day studying our moon! These are sculpey beads we covered with glitter and made into necklaces according to the phases of the moon.

Very fun! And so stylish!

We also made our own moons with, yes, sculpey clay. After rolling them into a ball, we used marbles, erases on pencils, and tin foil balls to make craters. I really like the way these turned out!

We even looked at the makings of the moon. Did you know the dust that covers the surface of the moon is called regolith? Very fascinating stuff!

And our study would not be complete without a space suit for exploring the moon. Last week we joined some friends at our local space and science center and had a blast!! There has been so much fog at night we haven't seen the moon for several days.;( Maybe tonight will be better!


  1. Your nubbly moon is very cool... looks JUST like it.

  2. I did not know that the dust on the moon was called regolith. I learn so many things from reading blogs. Your moon studies sound like so much fun.

  3. You guys are doing the moon and we were studying the sun!
    A few months ago we made a moon that looks exactly like yours! Only we used air dry clay.
    We will have to study the moon a bit more. Looks likes there is tons more to learn.
    Oh yes, it's fascinating to learn about how the moon effects the tides of the ocean.

  4. Love the necklace. Before I read along I thought you made it out of bread!

  5. What a cool project. I love those sculpy moons - they look amazing!

  6. The moons! How very awesome. Now I can tell the kids my bit of moon dust terminology... LOVED the Davinci spot. THAT was cool!