Thursday, November 17, 2011

Models of Mercury

We are enjoying our Astronomy book by Apologia Press. It's well-written, God-centered and fun. This week we learned about the planet Mercury and then made salt dough models. I love homeschooling!

The boys loved explaining to Daddy how "space rocks called asteroids" hit Mercury and made craters all over it. The fact that there are large smooth portions points to a young planet as Mercury would certainly be covered by craters if it were billions of years old. We are learning so many ways that the universe "declares the glory of God."