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How to make teaching Space interesting...for me?!

Posted by on Jul. 22, 2014 at 3:53 PM
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Cole wants to do Space and we will. It's just that I seriously have no interest in doing it. We've done it a little bit before. Now that he's older, he has really taken an interest in it. 

So...

Any interesting ideas for Space? (All of it, any of it, astronauts, planets, whatever?)

by on Jul. 22, 2014 at 3:53 PM
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jen2150
by Silver Member on Jul. 22, 2014 at 7:50 PM
Are you following a specific Curriculum or your own? Any specific topics? Did you want to choose a specific central project? What is the age of your son?
lovepotato
by Member on Jul. 22, 2014 at 11:49 PM
You could use Oreos to show the phases of the moon. You could go out to a field and mark off how far away each planet is from the sun. You could have him choose one planet or moon and do a little report. Are you on Pinterest? I just typed in space school and got a lot of stuff.
I'm such a nerd. I can't wait to do an in depth unit on space.
MamaLauri
by Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Check out NASA for Kids Videos

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/nasaeclips/index.html

An example is the Solar System

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/nasaeclips/search.html?terms=&category=1000

Decemberlov
by Member on Jul. 24, 2014 at 12:36 PM

 do you happen to have a planitarium near you? We have one in Philadelphia at the Franklin Institute it's very cool :)

KrissyKC
by Silver Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 3:02 AM
Apologia covers astronomy. Have you used any of their material?
mem82
by Platinum Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:47 AM
Is that religion based? Even though I am Christian, I only use secular materials.

Quoting KrissyKC: Apologia covers astronomy. Have you used any of their material?
mem82
by Platinum Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:47 AM
Sadly, no.

Quoting Decemberlov:

 do you happen to have a planitarium near you? We have one in Philadelphia at the Franklin Institute it's very cool :)

mem82
by Platinum Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:48 AM
Thanks

Quoting MamaLauri:

Check out NASA for Kids Videos

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/nasaeclips/index.html

An example is the Solar System

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/nasaeclips/search.html?terms=&category=1000

mem82
by Platinum Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:48 AM
I saw that on pinterest. Mmmmcookies

Quoting lovepotato: You could use Oreos to show the phases of the moon. You could go out to a field and mark off how far away each planet is from the sun. You could have him choose one planet or moon and do a little report. Are you on Pinterest? I just typed in space school and got a lot of stuff.
I'm such a nerd. I can't wait to do an in depth unit on space.
mem82
by Platinum Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:49 AM
Are own. He wants to know it all. Lol what 9yo doesn't, though.

Quoting jen2150: Are you following a specific Curriculum or your own? Any specific topics? Did you want to choose a specific central project? What is the age of your son?
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