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Green club – A fun initiative

March 28, 2012 1 comment

My daughter came up to me last week and exclaimed: “Dad, we are starting a green club”.  I was surprised and at the same time very happy to hear this.  Usually, the children spend their time in the playground cycling, skating and playing games.  But for the past week they have been busy planting seeds in  reusable bottles, making exhibits, planning games and organising their first green club exhibition at the linkhouse near our block.   The kids had devised a novel method of having fun and at the same time they were doing their part in spreading the message of saving the earth and making the world a better place.

By taking the time to find the materials, plant seeds, do the exhibits etc.  for their own club exhibition they had shown great team work &   planning and organizing skills for this event.  They also had a lot of fun by playing games.  I feel that we can encourage such commitment from a young age as they have demonstrated a love and care  for our ecosystem by coming together to start the club!

  The Green Club members

                                                                                                          

We decided that we owe these children a treat for their wonderful effort!!

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Our Universe – its really, really BIG….

August 9, 2011 1 comment

Our universe is so BIG (i can’t find an adjective to describe its size)  that it is quite difficult to even imagine its size.  Here are some facts about the size of our universe! After seeing some videos, I find myself and our earth so insignificantly small in this whole scheme of the universe .. it always baffles my mind!

If our sun was hollow, it could  hold about  1 million, 300 thousand earths

We thought the entire universe consists of what we know today as the Milky way galaxy.  But today we know that it is just one of hundreds of billions of other galaxies

Each galaxy is home to around 200 billion stars.  This is more than the grains of sand on all the beaches of planet earth

The largest known star – Epsilon – is so big that, if hollowed out, would hold 27 billion of our suns.

On  a trip round the sun the earth travels over a million and a half miles a day

It would take a car travelling  at 100mph more than  29 million years to reach the nearest star

 

And here are some videos to try to visualise the extent of our universe

SIZE OF THE UNIVERSE

 

STAR SIZE COMPARISON

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