Monday, January 24, 2011

Magnificent Moon DNG

Is there really a man on the moon? 
Is the moon made of cheese? 
The REAL facts are in the Magnificent Moon DNG!
With the abundance of snow and wintery weather, stir craziness may be plaguing your home.  Moms, it is highly likely that you have at least for a few moments wished you could send your kiddos to the moon, but I promise this is one adventure that you are not going to want to miss!  The beauty of the Magnificent Moon DNG... Amanda Bennett has done all of the legwork for you.  No NASA clearance is needed.  All you need to do is get strapped in your computer chair, start the countdown 10, 9, 8..., click HERE, download, and blast off!

In all seriousness, this comprehensive study is what every busy homeschooling mom needs.  It is designed with students K-4th grade in mind.  It is bursting at the seams with engaging activities, fantastic graphics, exhilerating video clips, informative websites, creative lapbooking components,  colorful notebooking pages, and a stellar list of recommended resources.  While this study is intended to be a week in length, with the amount of educational material provided, the study could easily be extended.

While learning about the moon, kids really feel like they are cracking a secret code as they venture into a world that is virtually unknown to them.  In the process, they truly begin to grasp and understand the vastness of God's creation.  The Magnificent Moon DNG really is a great study!  Take a peek at an overview of the week and sample pages below. 

This week, my boys especially were enthralled with astronauts.  What exactly do they do?  Why do they wear those cool suits?  How do they travel?  We had a lot of fun answering these questions, and our discussions sparked a lot of imaginative play in their free time.  That is how I know they are learning!
Caleb and Jeremiah - aka Astronauts

Another lesson this week...  looks can be decieving.  At one phase, the moon appears to be a perfectly round, flat circle.  The kiddos were amazed when we began to look more closely at the moons surface.  With a few found household objects, we created a quick and easy moon craft to illustrate this new found knowledge. 
 Caleb has buttons, Rachel glue and a circle cut from a paper plate, and Jeremiah foil.

Rachel showing off the Magnificent Moon they created! 

While our moon is cute, we know it is not an accurate map of the moon.  However, lucky for you, there is a fabulous giveaway taking place right now on the DNG blog.  Two National Geographic Moon Maps are up for grabs.  It is so ridiculously easy to enter this contest.  Don't miss your chance... enter HEREThe winners will be chosen by random drawing soon after 9:00 pm EST, on January 28, 2011.

Since you have a chance to win such a wonderful moon map, you are going to want to purchase your Magnificent Moon DNG right away.  $7.95 really is a tremendous value, and you can make it yours in mere moments right HERE!  However, I would be remissed if I failed to mention the Cabin Fever Fun Pack.  This pack is sure to be the cure for the winter doldrums.  It includes four DNG studies:  Magnificent Moon, Winter Wonders, Expedition Canada, and Hoppin' Popcorn.  Best of all, this fun pack which usually retails for $28 is currently on sale.  Through 1/31/11, the Cabin Fever Fun Pack is available for just $20.

Finally, see what other blogging homeschool families are saying about Magnificent Moon!

No comments: