OK, so two weeks ago we finished our Space/Sky Unit. Last weekend and this week were apparently quite busy, since I haven't written about our unit yet! So, here's the (much anticipated?) unit review:
The kids have expressed some interest in space related and sky related subjects. I know we could have (and may still in the future) spend weeks on each subject individually or even areas within each of these; stars, the solar system, clouds, weather, etc. But I wanted to do a general unit that touched on a lot to see where their interests were mostly. So, we spent two weeks studying a little of everything.
Like normal, we got a ton of books from the library. We already had several at home, actually...both fiction and non fiction. We read some books through completely and some of the non-fiction ones we just flipped through to see pictures and read captions. Especially with the Eye Witness Series of books, there is a ton of information included in the captions!
|Animals Dancing Around a Bonfire by Gracie|
|Planets and Stars Colliding by Gracie|
NASA for kids
|Pluto with It's Two Smaller Moons by Jace|
|A Meadow of Bears and Birds by Jace|
We also made a satellites. When we were in DC during our travels from Georgia to Washington we visited the National Air and Space Museum and, among other things, got the patterns for these neat little satellite replicas.
All in all, it was a great and interesting two weeks. I'm sure we will revisit some of the topics we glossed over in the future. Thankfully it seems my kids love learning as much as I do!