In the past couple of days, I’ve been fielding an increasing number of, um, interesting questions from School Girl. Yesterday, we talked about “how the earth was created”. Last night, there were another couple of interesting questions, which found their way into the breakfast conversation this morning.
“How was the moon created? Is it really white, or black, or green?” Green? Huh…
Closely followed by…”If there’s nothing in space, is it white or black?” White being in the presence of lots of light, black being in the absence of all/almost all light. I said it would make more sense if it was black, and she seemed disappointed. Which isn’t a big surprise; School Girl’s never been the biggest fan of the dark (darkened rooms in particular), and has had a nightlight on ever since she’s been placed with us.
Evil Dad and I got into a discussion ourselves about this whole thing, which I’m not sure I want to go into publicly. Let’s just say it would involve more than a little hypocrisy on somebody’s part; a place that neither one of us wants to go, for certain.
In the meantime, if anybody knows of any good astronomy sites for early school-agers (6-8, ideally), don’t be shy. Speak right up.
from last week.