Monday, 14 September 2009

As High As the Mountains!

92 wollumbinOn our recent adventure up to the Border Ranges, Littletree got really interested in Wollumbin (Mt Warning), which you can see really well from up on the range.

Littletree has long been interested in Mt Everest, because it’s the highest mountain in the world, and she was thinking that Wollumbin must be almost as high as Everest.

It was a bit tricky to explain the relative heights of the mountains to her in a way that she could conceptualise, and since we didn’t even know how high Wollumbin is, Purple sat down with her to work it out.

First, the had to google to find out the exact height of Wollumbin (1.156 Metres)

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Then Purple helped Littletree to work out a scale drawing of Wollumbin next to Mt Everest

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Then they worked out how other mountains Littletree knows of, like Mt Fuji and Har Hermon.

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Littletree was fascinated with the concept of being able to draw things to scale and working out how to do it :)

2 comments:

  1. Fabulous! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Heya forestfaerie:) Last night I dreamt of pouring rain, and suddenly my eyes caught sight of You and Littletree just passing by outside our house!! I was so happily surprised and ran outside to greet You, completely soaked by the rain within seconds. I invited You in and it turned out You were on Your way to a rainbow gathering somewhere in germany...was sooo nice seeing You again!:) Lots of Love***Khalila

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Thanks for your lovely words, witty banter and entertaining discussion :)