Space is too big for us to see with our eyes. Yet human knows so much about it. Isn’t that a wonder? Science is often about things that are too small or too big for us to see and that’s the beauty in it. The kids were immersed in exploring space.
We started by exploring Space with the Cube Game: Walked on the moon, Acted as if we are on the sun, Created an F constellation with our bodies and…
Blasted off our rocket ships:
***Thanks Jeanette for the documentation.
Next we met our friends Chili the cat and the three mice while their having an adventure on space.
To start answering questions about space we created our own skies in 3 creative stations:
1. An imaginary alien.
2. Creating the planets while getting more knowledge about them from books.
Our skies started to take form now with the Aliens and the planets.
3. connecting the starts to create our own constellations.
And our sky is complete!!!
How to keep it going?
1. Elaborating about space with more sources of information.
Since space is not perceivable with bear eyes, we have the opportunity to use books and other sources of information. So now when the subject is fresh in our kid’s mind it’s time to check out a book about Space. For example the book “There’s no place like space” is a great one.
2. Form and Function.
Create more imaginary aliens that adapts to a certain habitat in an imaginary planets. For example, we can think of a planet without gravity – what shape an alien that lives on this planet will take. It can be many shapes and forms, so we can get crazy with our imagination.
3. Rocket ship.
Build a paper rocket ship. That’s a great opportunity to experiment transforming 1D paper to 3D rocket. For example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlZ2yyrooS8 this video shows a simple one.
Have a great weekend!