Space looks so far away that it might not seem like a great topic for nature study, but it is! Space science and nature study science go perfectly together because there is so much we can actually observe from space on a regular basis.
In this space science curriculum for 1st-8th graders, your children will learn wonderfully amazing facts about easily observable objects in space – all without ever going outdoors if you prefer! Your entire family can join along to learn together as you discover through various modes of text, video, nature journaling, simple hands-on experiences, and kid-friendly research. Best of all, you can easily pick and choose from whichever learning opportunities you like without sacrificing any information!
Eight exciting lessons will take you on a journey through space to discover:
- What space is
- The sun
- The moon
- Shooting stars
You’ll have opportunities to complete easy experiments that connect to space science and also happen to teach other scientific principles, too, like chemical reactions, physical reactions, surface tension, and more!
Nature journaling prompts boost observation skills as your children view specimen images to help them gain a better understand of the interesting characteristics of things in space. The understanding takes another step further as your children practice listening and research skills in order to participate in discussions, write nature journal notes, and complete compelling (and relatively easy) research.
All of this amazing learning happens while having fun and without very much prep time for parents. In fact, the only real prep time occurs if you choose to do the hands-on exploration activities. Otherwise, the curriculum is pretty much open and go! Lots of learning with “just enough” choices in learning to make it fit your homeschool or classroom perfectly!
- 36 pages
- Digital curriculum
- Appropriate for black and white printing, but printing is not necessary
- Content suitable for charter schools