|Debbie and I with some of our new friends!|
|I love their faces - this is what interest looks like!|
Visitors had to figure out which Earth ball was the right size for the balloon Sun. Then they got to figure out how far away the tiny Earth marble should be placed from the balloon Sun. It was 270 meters – almost 3 football fields away! It made me feel like Earth was very small and fragile. They also had a map that showed where in the city the other planets would be in our model. The farthest one, Neptune, was WAY outside the city. That was hard enough to understand. Then they showed us a 360 mm (14”) ball,and said it was the scaled size of the nearest star. I asked how far away the nearest star would be from the Sun, on our scale. You won’t believe this – it would be 72,000km(40,000 miles) away!
|The kids are learning about spectroscopes and about me!|
|Part of my local team! They are great!|
|And as you can see, it's hands-on science teaching!|
|Here the kids are learning about the scale sizes! They loved it.|
|Some of my new Malaysian friends! Thank you for your hospitality and interest!|