Now, luckily I am in a career that allows me to get outside as much as needed. And today just happened to be a day that we needed a 70 meter long stretch of grass. My middle school students were doing a lesson that I like to call "Space Race," where they create a scale model of our solar system. Here is a little taste of our backdrop from school on a clear day from Quito after a long stretch of snow being dumped on the mountains. Remember, we are surrounded by a bunch of old volcanoes that create amazing views.
|Cayambe (the pointy one in the next few pics)|
|View from my classroom|
|Students setting up the inner solar system. The tree is the Sun.|
|On our scale, Neptune is 60 meters from the Sun|
|Everyone enjoyed the view.|
|Mars was 3 meters from the Sun.|
|Antisana from my class. Supplies about 10% of water to Quito.|