Friday, July 22, 2011

Is the Moon made of Cheese?

That was the question of the week as we learned about the solar system and space. Ms S was intrigued by the moon, especially the "half moon" for some reason, so using that curiosity and excitement I was off......

We read our science book and searched the internet for "kid friendly" solar systems to learn all about our wonderful world way up in the "heavens" as she called it.
So many things you can do learning with a topic like space, you can incorporate the alphabet, numbers, vocabulary ,spelling, history of space travel, art, ........and more.
Here are a few of the great links I found online :

http://www.kidsastronomy.com/solar_system.htm (love this one)
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http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/ --a great site for all things Nasa and space! tons of resources here I found and a facebook page too.
http://www.frontiernet.net/~kidpower/astronomy.html  http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/StarChild.html

One of my favorite sites that I will spend money each year for a membership (only $20 yr) is Enchanted Learning very much worth it. I have used this site for at least 6 yrs now for all 3 kids. Tons of info and printable lessons, crafts, books etc.
They have lots of Astronomy stuff  HERE

There are many more links on the web, just search Google and find a world on knowledge. We also have several books at home on science and space that we use to study the solar system. Best advice is take what your child likes and run with it. This week our lesson just happened to revolve around a moon and some cheese. Yes we did eat some swiss cheese and crackers for snack too.....

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