The girls are really enjoying their study of Astronomy. I absolutely love using Apologia for our science. It has the right balance of reading, activities, and notebooking so that my girls really seem to understand the material.
We finished up our study of the sun with an experiment using a magnifying glass, chocolate pieces, and sunshine. Using the magnifying glass, the girls aimed different size circles of sunlight onto the chocolate pieces to see which would melt fastest. They expected the largest circle of light to melt the chocolate fastest, but discovered that it was the smaller, more concentrated circle that melted fastest.
We're now studying the moon. We have some activities to do with our moon study next week. Hopefully, I'll be more on top of things and get those posted more promptly than these others.