How to catch a shooting star? was another question from Anna’s “question box”. I delayed the answer to the question, because I remembered a good book I looked at in the library. It was Shooting Stars by Franklin Branley, a very prolific writer of Let’s Read-and-Find-Out series. It even contained the sentence that started with the words, “If you catch a falling star…”. Anna added a short summary to her “science journal” – Shooting star is a space rock. Then we went on a pretend meteorite hunt around the neighborhood and brought home “a meteorite”. We inspected it and compared our observations with information from Shooting Stars. Our “meteorite” was fairly light stone, with pores and didn’t react to a magnet. This promptly switched our science lesson into impromptu scavenger hunt for iron objects in the kitchen. Later Anna dictated me the story about her meteorite, We went for a walk to look for leaves, and we also thought that we found a meteorite. We looked all over it, and we checked it with a magnet, but it (the magnet) wouldn’t stay on it. So we decided that it wasn’t a meteorite. Mama thought that this rock came from a volcano because it had a lot of small holes in it.
I am linking this post to Science Sunday at Adventures in Mommydom.