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What kid doesn’t like studying Outer Space? We have completed an awesome space unit study and lapbook. Read on for some great ideas!
If you want to study space all year (we are doing this for the second time now!), I highly recommend Jeannie Fulbright’s Exploring Creation with Astronomy for grades K-6. Experiments/projects, journaling notebook, and lapbook materials all available!
First, I headed to the library to check out some wonderful books and DVDs:
The Amazing International Space Station
Our Solar System by Simon
The Life of an Astronaut by Walker
Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System
The Space Shuttle by Langille
Solar System by Goldsmith
Spinning in Space : a book about the planets by Rau
Space Heroes : amazing astronauts by Buckley
The Big Space Shuttle (DVD)
Do stars have points? : questions and answers about stars and planets by Berger
The Planets in our Solar System by Branley
Space Leftovers : a book about comets, asteroids, and meteoroids by Rau
Journey into Space: The Missions of Neil Armstrong by Langley
a Biography of Isaac Newton
To the Adler Planetarium in Chicago! What a wonderful place for kids to explore and learn more about space.
Listen to Gustav Holst’s The Planets on Youtube!
And pictures of our lapbook: For this lapbook, we drew and cut out pictures from various books and workbooks and included photos from our field trip. I also used some materials from Hands of a Child. Find lots of space lapbook and unit study ideas at Currclick!
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