Weekly Wrap-Up: More Apollo Missions

Last week was a bad week. Between pulled muscles and germs, I was out of it. This week, I was on the mend and much more involved with school. I even have the energy for a weekly wrap-up post. We’re continuing our study of the Apollo missions. Both kids have read quite a bit about the Apollo program, and have moved on to documenting some of their knowledge. Mr. Curiosity has decided to make a timeline of all the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions. He’s using Mission Control, This is Apollo: The Story of the First Voyages to the Moon by Andrew Charkin and Alan Bean for his mission details.

Miss Adventure decided she wanted to recreate one of the iconic images from the Apollo 11 mission: AS11-44-6562_thumb

We’ve been practicing different painting techniques to get the correct visuals on the page. We want stars in the blackness, which has been the trickiest part. The grey of the moon isn’t easy, either. Both kids also read Buzz Aldrin’s picture book biography, Reaching for the Moon. He takes you from his childhood, through his studies, becoming an astronaut, and landing on the moon.

Since the moon landing was within the existence of TV, I decided we could watch some of the actual footage. I remembered Apollo 13, and Netflix suggested we might enjoy In the Shadow of the Moon. Why yes, in fact we would enjoy that documentary! Watching actual footage of the launches and listening to the actual astronauts was fascinating for everyone. Highly recommended watching.

And that’s our weekly wrap-up, which I’m linking to Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.




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