Early Childhood – Comparison
The Cosmic Nesting Boxes are an important material for Montessori Cosmic Education. The purpose of this material is to teach children how a place exists within a larger place. It is an illustration and reinforcement of the concept of a child’s place in the universe and geographic location.
There are 10 nesting boxes with corresponding labels. As the word ‘nesting’ depicts, 9 boxes are nestled within the largest nesting box, and the presentation commences with the introduction of the largest nesting box, the Milky Way Galaxy. Then comes the solar system, Earth, North America, the United States of America, Texas, Arlington, The Montessori Academy of Arlington, the child, and an atom! We talk about each of these and how they fit into the world. This student also compared the Cosmic Nesting Boxes to the Pink Tower to see which was taller. Such a fun and eye opening lesson!