Outer Space Resources
Hi this page is our Outer Space Resources we used in 2017 for kids ages 5-8, roughly Kindergarten to 3rd grade level. This accounts for all the videos, movies, literature, kits, worksheets, etc. that we used for the entire unit study on outer space. These Outer Space Resources may help you to build your own unit study, find age appropriate books on space topics, or build your confidence when helping your child learn these topics! Please feel free to check out our reading lists and see what you can learn today!
Movies and Media:
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
The Magic School Bus Sees Stars
Bill Nye the Science Guy ‘Outer Space’
Care Bears Big Wish Movie
Space Racers on Netflix–just for fun but this actually had a LOT of scientific info!
Moon Base Unit video from a kit
Magic School Bus Gets Lost in Space
Magic School Bus Out of This World
Involve the littles/add some music:
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Wishing on a Star (rhyme)
Moon, Moon, Moon by Laurie Berkner
Hey Diddle Diddle (cow jumped over the moon)
You are my sunshine
Mr. Golden Sun
Kits and Ephemera:
Googly eyes activity: Toss out a bag of googly eyes. Talk about daytime ‘awake’ eyes vs. sleeping ‘closed’ eyes. Compare night and daytime activities, have kids count each type of eyes, which has more or less, for older kids, have them put into sets/units and express as an equation (example 2×7=14)
Solar System Kit–This had a cool light up set of planets that assembled into a complete solar system.
Sundial–look at trees or place a stake in the ground (requires a sunny day!)
Make shadowgraphs (shadow animals!)
Pretend Trip to the Moon!!! Don’t forget your helmets, moon boots, and more!
-A-Z About (write name of topic)– The Notebooking Fairy
-Star Wars copywork– Year Round Homeschooling freebie!
-Star Chart worksheet–the most I have on this is that it was created by “ammurnion” in 2009. It entails poking holes in the paper and then viewing with a flashlight to see constellations on the ceiling. We were going to pre-count stars and used this instead as a mini-introduction lesson!
-Planetary copywork–Year Round Homeschooling freebie!
– Synonym Space Race Game
-Chapter 1 of Earth Science (a free chapter) from E=McQ, LLC
-Self-created chart of ‘sun words’ matching
-Self-created math page using a chart of the planets and their distance from the sun. Level of ?s varied for each child.
-Math Blast Off Number Sense (TPT shop Third Grade Thinkers)
-Longitude and Latitude with game Treasure Hunt Map
-Alien Adventure Guess the Alien Game (TPT Kim Swoveland)
-Moon Journal (30 days of circles to graph the moon cycle)
-100’s Charts from A Makin Mama (TPT)
-Several other worksheets we did from the various MAILBOX series that we photocopied
Workbook–National Geographic Kids Super Space Sticker Activity Book– each child has one of these to fill in!
Workbook–Discovery Workbook – Space (grades 2-3) my oldest is filling this in and the younger is watching
Planetary mix – cheerios and vanilla puffs (baby cereals shaped like stars)
Moon Phase Oreos
Pancake Planets (you know, pancakes in the approximate size of a model solar system)…
Earth and Sun