Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Space Man!

I am a huge space fan and Elon Musk's Space X is such an exciting prospect.

I watched with eager anticipation their launch of the Falcon Heavy a couple of weeks ago! It was so exciting to see the best of humanity coming together to build a new path forward. Innovation, collaboration, and setting our sights on the literal stars are what education should be about! (Here is their recap webpage)

One thing that happened was the Cherry Red Tesla and Spaceman Suit that got launched inside the rocket payload. He'll go wandering around our solar system, and see all kinds of awesome sights that humans will be traveling to before too long.

If you are interested in watching launches, here is a comprehensive list of launch schedules from across the world.

My favourite homeschool art site also created an art project based on Starman! Deep Space Sparkle has a cool chalk art project for you to do!

Send in pictures of your completed StarMan and I'll post them here!

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Yukon Science Fair

A hearty congratulations to all of our YouLearn students who participated in the Yukon Science Fair!

A special congratulations to Adney who placed 2nd in the Regional Fair. She did her project on Oil Spill Cleanup methods. She learned about what works well (sheep wool!) and what doesn't (human hair!).

Did your student participate in the Science Fair? We'd like to showcase their projects and pictures in this post, you can email the photos to sarahmoore (at) youlearn dot ca!