It’s an idea for a math project, I swear!
I am trying to think of lots of fun math-related activities and projects to do with elementary students, and this popped into my head when I was thinking about making rockets.
No cats would be harmed or attached to rockets, it’s just the idea of launching the cat that matters. If one rocket is lifting x pounds, then how many rockets would you need to lift the weight of a cat?
After doing a little research, it turns out that a few cats were used in space flight tests by the French in the 1960′s. They sent a Parisian stray named Felix, who made it back alive. Lucky Felix.
A little while ago, we were at Wendys for a mid-shopping fuel-up. At the table behind us, a little kid was eating with his parents. He said these exact words, so I can claim no credit for being creative with the dialogue.
Wow, it has been a little while since I last posted. These are based on some jellyfish at the New England Aquarium.
Not really, I just love that phrase. It is the title of a book of poetry by Joy Harjo, and it is fun to imagine just what that map would look like.
The text says, "Just when you thought it was safe to be a coliform bacteria again…"
More of the box monsters.
I’ve got to draw some new ones…
And finding a scanner to use would be nice, too.
I don’t have a scanner, so I took a picture of this one, instead.