|Solar Systems with Crayola Air Dry Clay…they turn out pretty awesome!|
One of my favorite Reading Streets selection is called Exploring Space with an Astronaut. It is full of pictures of actual astronauts in space doing jobs on the space shuttle and space station.
|I love this Reading Streets book Exploring Space With an Astronaut. The kids love it too!|
I love the study of space and so do the students. There is so much we are just learning due to better satellites, telescopes and current photographs.
|We look at star charts and constellations and earn a little about each of the planets too.|
We finished our Solar Systems out of Crayola Air Dry Clay a while ago. We had been studying the Sun, Stars and the Solar System with the planets in Science after reading our Reading Streets story Exploring Space with an Astronaut by Patricia J. Murphy. A neat Quia with ideas to add extensions to the story is HERE.
|Here are our finished Crayola Air Dry Clay Solar Systems|
|Some fast finisher activities and songs|
|We wrote little mini books and had a page for the Sun, Moon, and each Planet too!|
Here are our awesome solar systems. We also made some STARs on a stick, read poems about stars and looked at constellations.
|Planets made with Crayola Air Dry Clay….a fun medium for that marbling look.|
|Here are the Solar System books we wrote…|
|There was a page on each of the planets…and the sun and moon too.|
|Another fun book about the life of an astronaut…..|
|We sang songs about the planets and learned “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas. Each of these words has the same letter as the planets in order!
Here is a sampling of some GREAT SPACE BOOKS:
Me and My Place in Space by Joan Sweeney
Find the Constellations by H. A. Rey
Postcards From the Planets
I Want to Be an Astronaut by Byron Barton
A Is for Astronaut: Exploring Space from A to Z by Traci N. Todd
1plus1equals1 has some cute Planet VOCABULARY CARDS that I think would be fun for kids to use to explore or write sentences with at centers.
|It is a really fun science unit.|
|Air Dry Crayola clay makes great planets. Kids can add marker dots and then roll and swirl the clay till it marbles!!|
Here is a song from hsprintables on the planets.It is to the tune of “She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain”. It’s a cute one the kids loved singing! Hope you enjoyed our Solar Systems!