Credit & Copyright: Matt Russell
Explanation: What powers the Heart Nebula? The large emission nebula dubbed IC 1805human heart. The nebula glows brightly in red light emitted by its most prominent element:hydrogen. The red glow and the larger shape are all created by a small group of stars near the nebula's center. A close up spanning about 30 light years contains many of these stars is shown above. This open cluster of stars contains a few bright stars nearly 50 times the mass of our Sun, many dim stars only a fraction of the mass of our Sun, and an absent microquasar that was expelled millions of years ago. The Heart Nebula is located about 7,500 light years away toward the constellation of Cassiopeia.
Children's Songbook pg. 34-35
* When the children sing a question, have them draw a large question mark in the air. When they answer, have them draw a large exclamation mark in the air. Younger children won't know what punctuation is, so draw it on the board and tell them it ends a sentence.
* Would you want to go into the jungle, with hungry tigers and darkness and deadly diseases without having a plan? Would you send a friend or family member into this jungle without giving something to help them? So it is with Heavenly Father. He knew life on earth could get dangerous and hard at times, but He Sent His Son and has a plan for us to follow so we can get back to him. Introduce the "knowledge" backpack - inside have things to visualize parts of the song. The knowledge we have about the Savior will help us always!! He didn't just toss us down to earth, He sent us prepared!