Saturday, February 19, 2011

Space Unit Resources

Space Lesson Objectives:
  • Learn the name, order, and features of the planets in our solar system
  • Learn about the sun
    • the sun provides the light and heat necessary to maintain the temp on Earth
  • Phases of the moon
  • Contellations
  • Famous astronauts
    • Neil Armstrong 
  • God created our solar system
Vocabulary Words:
  • orbit
Enchanted Learning - a couple of good activities/crafts including a paper plate sun and glitter galaxy.

Classroom Jr. - a cool mini book to print on each of the eight planets.  Great for a lapbook or on its own.

Space Vehicles Coloring Pages

Great Printable - just one page

Lapbook resources:

Phases of the moon

Simple Sun Fold

Facts about comets

Simple planet and facts

The Starry Night - child draws his own version of a starry night

Really good lapbook printables for Kinder

The Magic School Bus Space Explores Lapbook - based on the book.  Asks tons of questions and you get to write in/discover the answers.

Craft Ideas:

Planet Puzzle - You can make a planetary puzzle by taking a picture of something with an astronomy theme and cutting it up into smaller pieces. Test your knowledge by trying to put the pieces back together again. Make the puzzle sturdier by gluing the picture to a piece of heavy cardboard before you make it into pieces.

How to remember the order of the planets:
My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas.

Field Trips:
- Planetarium 
- Movie: Mars Needs Mothers

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