Monday, January 24, 2011

Magnificent Moon ~ Review

Fly me to the moon
Let me play among the stars
Let me see what spring is like
On a-Jupiter and Mars - From Fly Me to the Moon sung by Frank Sinatra

So this past week we discovered the Magnificent Moon! What a wonderful unit study by Amanda!  We loved watching the Apollo mission videos.  It is just amazing to think that man has been to the moon!  What is more amazing is all the things about the moon!  From the phases to the effects on Earth.  We also learned about an Astronaut each day.  From what they liked, to what they did after they went into space.  I am simply amazed that we have been able to go into space.

Each day covers a different topic regarding the moon.  Amanda always chooses the best things to study each day.  The videos and links that go with each day are wonderful.  The Mission videos always bring tears to my eyes.  It is wonderful to share this with my children.  I don't want history to be forgotten.  It is so important and I am so glad that Amanda has done all the research for these wonderful unit studies.



So, this is what's covered each day for Magnificent Moon.

Day 1: What Exactly Is a Moon?
Day 2: Getting to Know the Moon
Day 3: The Story of the Moon
Day 4: Science Secrets of the Moon
Day 5: Cool Things About the Moon

Also the fun things to do at the end of each day are great.  We try to do at least 1 from each day.  It's so much fun to do things as a family.

Take a quick peek inside this unit!



This has to be one of our favorite units so far.  It tied into what we have been doing in Science.  (we are covering Astronomy)

For those who are unfamiliar with Download N Go, they are unit studies created by Amanda Bennett.  They incorporate lapbooking into the daily activities.  If you don't know what lapbooking is, you needn't be afraid.  It is so simple and Amanda gives information about how to lapbook in the beginning of each unit.  :)  I love how she has researched each subject and chooses the best information and videos to go with these units.  It saves us time and makes our day go so much smoother.  The book lists are great too.  So many books, so little time!  My boys are always clamoring for more.  They don't like me to say we are done for the day.  This has been awesome for us!

Moon Map Giveaway Contest!


Take a look at this contest!

http://downloadngo.blogspot.com/2011/01/giveaway-national-geographic-moon-maps.html

Here are some more links of Interest!

Download N Go Review Blog

Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett

Click here to Purchase Magnificent Moon

Also, there is a GREAT Deal going on!

The Cabin Fever Fun Pack!  This includes Magnificent Moon!

The Cabin Fever Fun Pack, which includes Magnificent Moon, Winter Wonders, Expedition Canada, and Popcorn is currently on sale, and will be through 1/31/11 for $20 (regularly $28). Click here to purchase this Fun Pack!

**I was given this item in exchange for my honest review**

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