Cotton Candy

I’ve never had cotton candy and I guess that makes me uncultured in that area of American culture.  It’s not that I’m afraid of its magical fluffiness or sneaky flavors.  I’ve just never really had the need to eat it or been given the opportunity.  Usually when I’m at the fair or somewhere that offers it, I find something better!  What’d you t think?  Do you think that I’m crazy?  Tell me!

– Madelyn

It looks untouchable!  Like, it isn’t something you should eat.  More like insulation to put in-between your walls!

 

Planet Walk Questions

The purpose of the Planet Walk was to determine the scale of the Solar System. We did this by figuring out the size of the planets in relation to each other, and the distances between the planets.
Our Sun (Sol) was nine inches in diameter.

1.) Our Mercury was .0314 inches in diameter and thirty one (31) ft. from the Sun.

2.) Our Jupiter was .9245 inches in diameter and four hundred and nineteen (419) ft. from the Sun.

3.) Our Neptune was .2937 inches in diameter and two thousand and four hundred and twenty four (2,424) ft. from the Sun.

Peter happened to have feet that were roughly twelve inches, so we used him to count out the feet between the planets.

One thing that I noticed later on, while video-taping was that the planets closer to the sun were closer together. As the planets got bigger (for the most part), the distances between them increased. So, in conclusion. Outer planets (typically bigger planets called, “Gas Giants”) are further from each other than the smaller terrestrial planets closer to the Sun.

I found the sizes of the planets interesting, to tell you the truth. I was enamored that the size of Earth was .0823 inches while Jupiter (being roughly an inch) and the Sun (being nine inches) towered over it.

I think the way our class worked out pretty well. We didn’t necessarily get the whole essence of the size of the planets but we got a pretty cool perspective on where they are in comparison to each other in the Universe.

While I liked the way we did it, I’d also like to show the scale of the planets and give the audience a feel for their size. Ironically, I can get this opportunity doing extra credit…

It’s Genius!

Never need a map again!   Instead of looking at a floppy  piece of paper that just flew out the car window onto the busy highway (oops!), you can know focus on the road.  The voice of your person language gives you directions out loud so you can avoid car accidents! Plus, if you don’t have the advantage of a built in GPS System you always have the option of a portable one. Its genius!  Its safe and holds a million different maps into one small GPS CD!  No more rummaging through shelves to find the right one! Whether its a restaurant, Target, city, or a friend’s address… Try it and you’ll want to drive  more often!  Trust me on this one.

– Mady

GPS