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The Solar System- Astronomy Lesson For Preschool

Our Solar System is everything we have learned about this week all rolled up into a single synchronized set of orbits.  That being said, today's lesson may be a bit more involved then the previous ones, by using art and a tactile manipulative in order to assess our student's understanding of our planets, sun, and… Continue reading The Solar System- Astronomy Lesson For Preschool

Astronomy
homeschool, STEM

The Moon- Astronomy Lessons For Preschool

We have already shot for the stars, the sun, and the planets, and today we land on the moon with our little ones.  This day can invite conversation on physics concepts such as light and gravity through play and hands-on exploration.      As an Amazon Affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases. Daily Warm Up:… Continue reading The Moon- Astronomy Lessons For Preschool

Solar System
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The Planets- Astronomy Lesson For Preschool

We've made it to Planets!  Who doesn't love imagining and exploring the idea of other worlds?  For preschoolers the two main concepts is to familiarize themselves as they associate the images of the planets with their names.  This can be done wonderfully through some videos I have included in the intro of the Lesson.  And… Continue reading The Planets- Astronomy Lesson For Preschool

Astronomy
homeschool, STEM

The Sun- Astronomy Lessons For Preschool

 Day 2: The Sun The Sun is the perfect follow up to a day reviewing the stars considering it is a giant star!  This fun lesson includes a video that gives a brief overview of all the strengths of the sun, and then activity that teaches our children how protection from it works. Circle Time:… Continue reading The Sun- Astronomy Lessons For Preschool

Solar System
STEM

A Lesson on Stars- Astronomy for Kids

Astronomy is perhaps THE all around favorite science for kids of ALL ages.  Who isn't inspired to wonder when following along the milky way just at their zenith.  For me, there was no more magical memory then when dad invited me to gaze at the kaleidoscopic technicolor ball of wonder we call a star through… Continue reading A Lesson on Stars- Astronomy for Kids

Astronomy
STEM, Themed Units

Astronomy & Physics: A Week Long Themed Unit for Young Minds

What better way to introduce early physics to your young ones than through Astronomy?  I mean after all, what child doesn't possess an instilled fascination with those shiny wonders upon which Jiminy Cricket lulls us to wish upon?  This is perhaps the lowest maintenance yet most learning and fun me and my littles have fit… Continue reading Astronomy & Physics: A Week Long Themed Unit for Young Minds

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Galileo Activities & Resources For Kids

This is day three in a summer long series entitled The Art of Engineering.   Our family has had quite the lifelong relation to space, whether wanted or not, considering all three homes we have had were either near Johnson Space Center, Marshall Space Center, and now Kennedy Space Center.  The kids take their generational pictures… Continue reading Galileo Activities & Resources For Kids