Saturday, March 7, 2009

Our Solar System




This was Chandler's 3rd Grade Solar System project.  We did it completely from scratch.  Apparently there are some Solar System Kit's out there, but I had no idea.  It wasnt any harder, I dont believe, to just buy separate parts.  We bought styrofoam balls and we used wooden Shish-Ka-Bob skewers and some paint that I already had.  Ben cut up a diaper box and spray painted it black, and I hot glued the "rings" on saturn, but the rest was completely done by Chandler.  He did the painting and the assembling in the order of his choosing. It was kinda optional how you wanted to display them, in order or just around the sun in various "orbits", but he chose to do it in order from the sun.  

Great job, Bubba!

9 comments:

kmoye said...

wait a minute where's Pluto?

hehe!

Great job, Gina. o, I mean Chandler! jk

The Coleman Chronicles said...

Woo- Hoo !! As a teacher, I would give you an A+. As an Aunt, I would give you a hug and a high 5!

Nice Job!!

Anonymous said...

Great job Chandler! We haven't had to do that yet, but if/when we do, I know who to call! Miss you guys...

Sandy :)

HomeGrownMommy said...

This is such a great idea! My kids are really into the solar system right now and I think they could actually do alot of this on their own. (found you guys through the Woo Jr website) Great painting job Chandler!!

Lina Thompson said...

I was looking for solar system project ideas for my 2nd grader and I found this... It's great, you guys did an amazing job, I LOVE it :)... I can't wait to try it with my son... Thanks for sharing.

nehal said...

very nicely done... I came across this when i was searching for solar system project idea for my 3rd grader in India.

Looks amazing...

Annie Govender said...

From South Africa, gave my daughter some ideas...and your son's project is the exact visual of the final idea she decided on..... thanks and great job to all !!!

Anonymous said...

what is with all these blogs with solar system projects from families with a dozen kids!!!

Anonymous said...

i'm a fifth grader and i did the same thing and i got an A double plus