Have your kids been bitten by the space bug? I can say that at least one of my kiddos is trying to save for space camp this year!
My hubs is a space fanatic. We are part of the Challenger generation. We were in elementary during both the search for the teacher to go into space and the horrible explosion that would prevent it from happening. As a result, the excitement around the space program decreased. The Challenger explosion changed people’s perception of the space program, but not forever.
Enter the Total Eclipse in North America this Year.
I have given you my lack of space background as well as how I prepared for the eclipse and a resource list to help you prepare, but if your kids are anything like mine they still want to know more. Enter more space studies.
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I have a few things ready for you on moon phases, rotational models, and eclipse specific resources. Since this is not my area of expertise I was thrilled when I was contacted by someone that has an amazing resource. She has an entire unit study on the solar system for kids.
Solar System Online Unit Study
Beth from Techie Homeschool Mom has an entire unit focused on the solar system for kids. This unit includes modules on:
- Solar System Overview
- The Sun
- Planetary Orbits
- The Rocky Planets
- The Gas Planets
- Comets, Asteroids and Meteors
- Project: Solar System Model
If you’ve never tried online unit studies, they are definitely the peanut butter to my jelly. You know I believe in easy, efficient, and effective. These online unit studies do all of that and more, but the best part is that you don’t have to plan anything and the kids still get the infusion of space that they are excited about. Win-Win.
I’m a big believer in programs that you can use with multiple ages. Beth designs her unit studies with homeschooling families in mind. These unit studies use an integrated approach (touches on several subject areas).
Students access websites and videos and complete digital projects. With Online Unit Studies’ easy-to-use E-course format, there are no additional books and print resources are needed. Just gather supplies for hands-on projects and register for online tools then you are ready to learn.
The best part is that you don’t have to plan anything and the kids still get the infusion of space that they are excited about. Win-Win. If you want to check out one of her unit studies, she is offering a free one to check out. Click on the image to grab your free mini-unit.
Beth has graciously offered to give a copy of the solar system online unit study to one of my readers
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