Just in case you didn’t hear, scientists last week confirmed that gravitational waves exist. They even recorded the sound of two black holes colliding! Listen here: Gravitational Waves
And learn more here: National Geographic
And here: The Guardian
Coincidentally, today’s guest inkspiration — a poem by Logan, age 11 — imagines the possibility of hearing the stars. What a surprise in that line — the idea of hearing something people normally spend time gazing, or looking, at. After reading the poem, we think about nighttime and the stars in a new way.
Here is Logan reading the poem:
And here is the text of her poem:
- Spend time with this poem. Write down words you enjoy from the poem, phrases you like, questions you have about the poem.
- Show us what you see! Draw a picture to illustrate, or go along with, a part of the poem.
- Write your own poem about a time of day. Logan writes about nighttime. What would your poem about nighttime be? What about the early morning? Or midday? Lunchtime or play time? Try to include a line in your poem that is surprising to your reader and that allows the reader to imagine something in a different way.
Drawn to the science? Write in your journals, too, about what you learned from the videos. What questions do you have about this discovery? What do you wonder about?
A big Inktopia Thank You to Logan for sharing her work with us!
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