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Scales of the Universe Activities and Fireworks

September 9, 2019

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Workshop Activities

1. Craft – Solar System

2. Key Points – Scales of the Universe

3. Collaborative - Constellations

4. Language Arts - Mnemonics

5. Math/Logic – Count the Stars

6. Character Connection – Fact Vs. Opinion

7. Big Activity – Phases of the Moon

8. Movement - Asteroids Game

 

Minecraft Activities

  1. Constellations

  2. Moon Phases

  3. Scale Model of Solar System

  4. Build Challenge: Make a Constellation

 

Upcoming Events

  • Disneyland meetup: September 11 – Our Universe https://www.facebook.com/events/438347327015581/

  • Thursday Park Days at Santa Ana Zoo: https://www.facebook.com/events/479026312918466/

  • Field Trip at Aquarium of the Pacific, Celebration, and overnighter at the aquarium – watch for details!

 

Fireworks

Read through the fireworks and choose about five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.

 

  • There are a variety of theories of how the universe came to be. Draw pictures to depict your favorite theory.

  • Explore the solar system: http://www.solarsystemscope.com/

  • Choose an object in the night sky and observe it each night for a week. Can you figure out what it is? How is it different from night to night? Write about your observations on a Curate! Paper.

  • You be a "star." Write a poem, rap or song about an object in the universe. Perform it for your classmates.

  • Visit NASA Kid's Club: http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html

  • Play some NASA games: http://spaceplace.nasa.gov//menu/play/redirected/

  • Memorize this song: https://youtu.be/sLkGSV9WDMA

  • Make a constellation in a can. Choose a constellation and mark it on the end of the can and hammer a nail through each star. Then turn out the lights and shine a flashlight through the holes of the can to make a constellation on the ceiling.

  • Make an ABC book about space.

  • Make a comet: http://www.proteacher.org/a/35553_Make_a_Comet.html

  • Learn about Free-Falling in space: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/station/freefalling.html

  • Do some of the activities on the astronomy Web page by the American Museum of Natural History: http://www.amnh.org/ology/astronomy

  • Make a model of the solar system.

  • Do a constellations webquest: http://www.zunal.com/webquest.php?w=11104

  • Watch “The Elegant Universe” by NOVA: https://www.pbs.org/video/nova-the-elegant-universe-part-1/

  • Read fiction and non-fiction about the space.

  • Play some math games.

  • Find objects around the house that demonstrate the proportional difference in size between the earth and the sun. Can you do this with all the planets?

  • What's going on in the sky this month? https://cosmicpursuits.com/night-sky-this-month/

  • Write a mystery story that takes place in space.

  • Write a song that will help you memorize the planets in our solar system.

  • Make a diagram of the planets. Show features such as mass, gravity, number of moons, etc. for each planet.

  • Do some stargazing. Can you locate any planets? Complete a Curate! paper about it.

  • Planets are spherical. Discover the math you would use to measure the surface and the volume of a sphere.

  • Let's say that you'd like to communicate with intelligent life from another planet. They don't speak English, so how can you send a message?

  • Make a quiz about space. Let your friends and family take it. See how many they get right.

  • Put Glow-in-the-dark planets up in your bedroom.

  • Build Your Own Space Mission: http://jpl.nasa.gov/education/BuildMissionGame.cfm

  • Play The Magic School Bus Space Chase: http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games/space/index.htm

 

 

Field Trip Ideas

  • Go on a “space walk.” This is where the students walk a scale model of the universe in one mile.

  • Visit a planetarium and/or observatory.

 

 

 

 

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