Friday’s Factoid 8 (by Nate!)

Venus is my favorite planet because it has lots of volcanoes. I like hot lava. Cold lava turns into rock. It is called A’a in Hawaii and there is a volcano with lava here too. I have seen it. Venus shines bright even in the morning because it is covered with lava. I have seen Venus the most because I wake up the earliest of all. We made pictures of volcanoes (Nate,5).

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Teacher’s Two-Cents (by Mom)
Titus and Joel took a break from writing today’s Factoid since Nate begged for a turn to write (or rather dictate) about his favorite planet. And yes, he probably is better acquainted with it than anyone else since he does habitually rise at the crack of dawn. As to his theory of extreme luminescence being due to the presence of lava on Venus’s surface, that is doubtful at the very least. But hey, we’ve heard a lot crazier than that from the science crowd, haven’t we?

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6 comments on “Friday’s Factoid 8 (by Nate!)

  1. I really like the artwork. Those are great looking volcanoes. Can’t wait to go back and see Halemaumau with you all again soon. It’s getting quite active lately!

  2. We built an erupting volcano a couple years ago when we were studying geology but the younger ones don’t remember it so maybe it’s time to revisit that project. Thanks for the idea! Of course, I’m not sure how the baking soda version is going to measure up now that they’ve actually seen the real thing!

  3. Hi – – great job Nate on your Factoid Friday. All of you boys are making it very difficult to select my favorite planet. The pictures are excellent. Nate – – let’s make a date for the early morning “favorite part of my day” and a walk to see the planets . . . can’t wait. Thank you for sharing! Big hug and love to all! Smilin’ for Him, Oma

  4. We kicked off our Day 4 study with a trip to the planetarium today!! We are so excited! During the quiz time, I guessed that Venus was the hottest planet. (I really had no idea, but thinking abt this post and those volcanoes, Venus seemed like a good guess even tho everyone else guessed Mercury!) Thanks for all of the cool planet info, guys!! We are excited abt using Apologia next year!! 🙂

    • Thanks, Shannon! Nate was so proud when I read him your comment. I had no idea how thrilling it was going to be for all of us studying this amazing universe our God spoke into being. Keep looking up!

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