Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Solar System Unit

For our upcoming Solar System Unit this is some of what I’ve found and plan on using. If you find any links that you think should go with this list, please email them to me or add them in the comments!

 

COLORING PAGES

Solar System Coloring Picture from Coloring Castle

Planets Coloring Page from Coloring Castle

 

PRINTABLES, LAPBOOKING & MORE

Planet Cards from Montessori Mom

Planet Song from “Counting Coconuts

(To the tune of "Ten Little Indians")
Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune
These eight planets in our solar system
Travel around the sun.

Musings of Me puts together a unit that has LOTS of space theme activities I use some of her stuff for Treyton and some for Lexie – as usual this is a JAMMED packed unit “Man on the Moon” (A Space Unit) 114 pages of awesomeness!  

1+1+1=1 Preschool Solar System Pack (lots of great stuff)

Printable Share Outer Space Printables

ABC Teach Solar System Printables

Homeschool Share Space Lapbook

 

TOT SCHOOL

A is for Astronaut printable pack from Spell Outloud

Homeschool Creations Astronaut Preschool Pack

 

VIDEOS

The Planets Video available on Amazon as an instant download. Free for Prime members $0.99 to purchase

 

REFINED METALS LINKS

Our Recommended Moon Books

All Solar System Posts

 

WEBSITES

Creation Day 4 – Christian Based Information on the Solar System

Kids Astronomy

Solar System NASA – they have a fun box down at the bottom where you can compare the planets. Treyton got a huge kick out of this.

Size of the Planets Pictures

YouTube Video of Ares Rocket Launch (October 2009)

 

ARTS & CRAFT IDEAS

Shooting Star – Cut out a star from yellow construction paper, pain the star with glitter glue. Attach streamers to your star to create a shooting star affect.

Coffee Filter Planets – color coffee filters with washable markers, then spray them with water to create a tie-dye effect. Glue the planets of black papers with white/yellow crayon stars.

3 comments:

Monica said...

Love your updated photos and font!

Michelle said...

http://thoughtsofesme.blogspot.com/2011/01/man-on-moon.html

Amber said...

Michelle,
Thanks for linking to your unit!! I LOVE your units, and I thought I checked for one but I'm wondering if I searched under the wrong subject/theme. Either way, I plan on using this and adding it to the list.
You do a great job!! Thanks for sharing all that you do.
Amber