We’re participating in the Great American Postcard Swap with other homeschool families, sending out postcards all over the country, and hopefully receiving 50 in all!
Florida, the Sunshine State
With 65,755 square miles of beautiful beaches and an abundance of wildlife, Florida is the home of Gatorade and Tim Tebow, the first homeschooler to be nominated for the Heisman trophy!
Cape Canaveral is home to Florida’s space program, the launching point of Apollo 11, and the space shuttles Challenger and Discovery. NASA offers a wealth of resources for educators. On humid days, rain clouds can form inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space center, because it has such a high ceiling!
Other fun facts about Florida:
- Benjamin Green from Miami Beach invented suntan lotion in 1944–He called it Coppertone Suntan Cream.
- Clearwater boasts the highest rate of lightning strikes per capita than anywhere else in America.
- In certain parts of Florida, Asian catfish have actually been spotted crossing the road!
We’re participating in the Great American Postcard Swap!