Tuesday, 15 June 2010

#4-11 Around the world!

Last week at Brownies, we were let loose on the computers! Oh yes!
Myself, Teddy and the Brownies visited the brilliant National Geographic Kids site, where we were able to travel to lots of places around the world. You can even send a postcard once you are there.

Our Rabbit Sixer sent us a postcard from the cathedral in Antigua, GuatemalaOur newest Brownie decided to visit the lavender fields in FranceOur oldest Brownie loves Spain and matadors!Our Speediest Brownie wants to climb this mountain in Japan, wow! Our helpful seconder dreams of visiting China, to learn how all this cotton gets turned into clothes
Teddy went to New Zealand looking for hobbits
And our little helper from last time, who just can't wait to be a Brownie, sent a postcard from Ireland!
Only 2 weeks of meetings left until the summer holidays... oh no! I hope Brown Owl has something nice planned for the last night....

#3 Pluto

Hello TFB fans!

Sorry I have taken so long to post about Pluto, I've had some problems with my computer.

Anyway, back at the beginning of the month, Teddy sent Pooh Bear and myself off to Pluto...

Doesn't it look brilliant?
Teddy and his little helper (who we should get a picture of soon!) baked us a fabulous Pluto, and made some meteorites from Mars Bar Crispy cake! yum yum yum.
At Brownies, we made the surfacce of Pluto, which was some runny, silvery icing and covered the cake. Then we made space, and here it is.

Here is a recipe for Mars Bar cake if you would like to make it at home too.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

#3 Pluto - some facts

by auntie_rain on Flickr

Did you know...

In Roman mythology, Pluto is the god of the Underworld.
Pluto is smaller than even our own moon, which is why it is not called a planet any more, it is a "dwarf planet."
Pluto is really really far away. When it is the closest to the sun, Pluto is still 30AU away from it. The earth is 1AU away from the Sun, so imagine going from the Earth to the Sun, then do that 30 times and that's how far away Pluto is. Wow!!

Pluto's name was suggested by an 11 year old girl in Oxford

The name Pluto was proposed by Venetia Burney (later Venetia Phair), an eleven-year-old schoolgirl in Oxford, England. Venetia was interested in classical mythology as well as astronomy, and considered the name, that of the Roman god of the underworld, appropriate for such a presumably dark and cold world. She suggested it in a conversation with her grandfather Falconder Madan, a former librarian at the University of Oxford's Bodleian Library. Madan passed the name to Professor Herbert Hall Turner, who then cabled it to colleagues in the United States

(from wikipedia)

Because Pluto is so far away from us, no spacecraft have reached it yet. So, how did Teddy and I visit Pluto this week?

You'll have to wait a little bit longer to find out, but I can tell you that Pluto is SCRUMPTIOUS!