Thursday, May 13, 2010

Space Travel

The last chapter in Exploring Creation with Astronomy is "Space Travel." I used the space lapbook page found at Homeschool Share and Jimmie's Space Lapbook page at Squidoo for ideas. I found some preschool activities for Zahana on NASA's free 3..2..1..Liftoff! educator guide. (It has activities for all ages.)
Shape matching.
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Ordering by size.
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Color matching.
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The Black Hole Game (also free from NASA) was a hit with the kids.
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We did some more experiments from Janice VanCleave's Astronomy For Every Kid,
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. . . built models of the International Space Station,
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. . . made paper space shuttles,
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. . . and ate an astronaut snack.
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Along with the usual lapbooking pieces, we used this one for animals in space.
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Some additional links, the last one is especially good.
Space Jr.

Black Hole Gravity Lens

Creatorsview


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7 comments:

  1. I used that 321 Liftoff when Tera was younger too. There is so much out there, the internet is really a blessing for homeschoolers.

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  2. What fun! That game looks awesome!

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  3. Thank you so much for all of the great links. Consider yourself bookmarked for next year's science!

    Melanie at Finally Homeschooling

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  4. Like always: you did a great job! and the pictures of working kids are so lovely!

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  5. Great post, I will be linking this week. If you don't want to be featured please let me know.
    Thanks.
    Jo
    http://themontessorigoldmine.blogspot.com/

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  6. Love this post! I'm bookmarking it for our space science week...

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

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