The 6th, 7th & 8th graders finished up their block on astronomy this week. They covered a lot of ground in just three weeks and are amazed at how much there is to our universe. They studied the sun, the moon and its phases, as well as the famous astronomers who changed the way we look at the world—Ptolomy to Kepler and Galileo.
Grades 6, 7 and 8 enjoying folk dancing with the teaching duo Jutta Distler and Terran Doehrer (Jutta & the Hi-Dukes).
The 6th, 7th & 8th grades started their first block of the year in astronomy! They discussed many things including the earth’s rotation and why we have day and night, the seasons, and much more. One of the most powerful aspects of astronomy is that so much of it is based on observation and imagination. Constellations like the zodiac connect us to the heavens above as well as humanity’s past and the stories of how they came to be still speak to us today.