Oh, Bitter Sweet Pill

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Read Part One: Bitter Sweet Pill

Bitter sweet pill
Rears its ugly head
A legacy of abuse
I hope it continues
Again and Again.
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Visible Planets June 2015 – Mars, Jupiter and Saturn

Planets

For us, this is a useful post.  We wrote about the visible planets in April and May.  It gives us the basics in one place, which kind of helps!  We’ve got our own Jupiter photo below. x

The post tells us something about Mars, Jupiter and Saturn – simply a recap. It reminds us where the planets are in the sky, theoretically!

Here are the links for July: Visible Planets July 2015 – Mercury and Venus and Visible Planets July 2015 – Mars, Jupiter and Saturn

Mars

Mars
Mars

Mars has a red hue to it because iron oxides (rust) covers its surface.

Most of the time, Mars glows dimly in the night sky, except when it is directly opposite the Sun, (opposition).

When Mars is in opposition, usually every 2 years, it’s at its largest and brightest.

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Visible Planets June 2015 – Mercury and Venus

PlanetsIn April and May, we wrote about which planets we would be able to see in the sky.  This is June’s post and I hope we get to use it.  It has been a useful post and we even took our own Jupiter photo in May!

Here is our post about the visible planets: Visible Planets.

Here are the links for July: Visible Planets July 2015 – Mercury and Venus and Visible Planets July 2015 – Mars, Jupiter and Saturn

Mercury

Mercury
Mercury

Mercury’s colour is yellowish, orange or pinkish.  Its hue comes from the sunrise or sunset sky colours.  It is a pinpoint of light, almost star like.

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What is Liquid?

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There’s a lovely museum near to us.  In the museum courtyard there is a pond.  At the moment it has tadpoles in it.  Kam loves it, he catches the tadpoles, watches them for a couple of seconds and puts them back into the water.

He began to ask about liquids, why he said liquids and not water I don’t know.  Then, he saw an insect land on the water and stand on it.  Mum, my bees die when they land in water, but those flies don’t, why?

Tell me about liquids.

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Why are Clouds White?

White clouds against a beautiful blue sky
White clouds against a beautiful blue sky

Kam loves clouds and the skies.

“Mum, yes Kam”
“Why are clouds in the sky”
“Well, they bring rain.”
“No, not the grey clouds, the white ones, they look like stars, but very close.”
“White clouds are full of water droplets, the same as grey rain clouds.”
“They can’t be, water is clear and you can see through it. The white clouds are white, not clear.  Why are clouds white?”
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Visible Planets May 2015 – Mercury and Venus

PlanetsIn April, we wrote about which planets we would be able to see in the sky.  This is May’s post and I hope we get to use it.  It has been a useful post and we even took our own Jupiter photo. (It is in the link given below, but is not a NASA masterpiece!

These are the links for those posts:

Visible Planets and Visible Planets May 2015 – Mars, Jupiter and Saturn

Here are the links for July: Visible Planets July 2015 – Mercury and Venus and Visible Planets July 2015 – Mars, Jupiter and Saturn

Mercury

Mercury
Mercury

Mercury’s colour is yellowish, orange or pinkish.  Its hue comes from the sunrise or sunset sky colours.  It is a pinpoint of light, almost star like.

Continue reading

Visible Planets May 2015 – Mars, Jupiter and Saturn

For us, this is a useful post.  We wrote about the visible planets in April, here is the May version.  It gives us the basics in one place, which kind of helps!

We’ve got our own Jupiter photo below. x The post tells us something about Mars, Jupiter and Saturn – simply a recap. It reminds us where the planets are in the sky, theoretically!

Here are the links for July:

Visible Planets July 2015 – Mercury and Venus and 
Visible Planets July 2015 – Mars, Jupiter and Saturn

Mars

Mars
Mars

Mars has a red hue to it because iron oxides (rust) covers its surface. Most of the time, Mars glows dimly in the night sky, except when it is directly opposite the Sun, (opposition). When Mars is in opposition, usually every 2 years, it’s at its largest and brightest. Continue reading