Inspired by the Sun
2. Big Numbers
Although the sun is below average in size, as stars go, it is still enormous to us. When we talk about the sun and the numbers associated with it, the numbers tend to be big. This is a great opportunity to introduce scientific notation, plus it’s a lot of fun to learn the names of numbers way beyond the millions and trillions!
10. A Total Eclipse Murder Mystery!
My 9yo loves mystery stories. This past year, he listened to several Agatha Christie murder mysteries, and that gave me the idea to write up some murder mysteries for him to solve. For our sun-themed week, the murder happened during the short window of darkness of the total eclipse, and my 9yo was given different clues to help him find the killer.