Astronomy For Kids
Young scientists will love exploring astronomy. There are many topics
to be covered when teaching astronomy for kids. These include; the
solar system, the sun, meteorites, planets, moons, comets, stars, galaxies,
asteroids, and exploration. Using crafts to expand the minds of young scientists
should simplify your job as a teacher.
From coloring pages to telescopes, there are many lessons that
can teach astronomy for kids. Start out with star charts to
show the solar system and the galaxies surrounding our planet. Ask
the children draw their own star charts. This can also be a fun group activity.
Upper elementary grade children will have fun designing their
own alien infested planet. What would the alien look like? How
would it survive? Are the aliens friendly or foe to mankind?
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Kids as young as 2 years old can enjoy projects designed for them.
Cut out stars, add glitter and glue to popcycle sticks for fun
puppets. Sing "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" while the
preschool bunch waves their new glittery puppets. Astronomy for kids
in elementary school can be an exciting topic to teach. Start out
with the Sun and work outwards. There is much to learn about each
planet and their moons. Questions asked by your students should tell
you which direction to take in your teachings. Are they asking about
astronauts and exploration or about galaxies and black holes?
Crafts are a great way to teach astronomy for kids. Even older
elementary children will enjoy building a Lego space shuttle
or visiting the local planetarium. Children this age will
also take pleasure in making their own craters using a large container
filled with sand. Rent or borrow a telescope to view the moon. If the time
is right, try viewing a solar eclipse with a homemade pinhole
camera. Older elementary kids will like making their own pinhole camera
to take home and use again. Astronomy can be a fun and exciting course
to teach kids of all ages.