Night and day are like two different worlds. In this activity for the very youngest children, we introduce the concept of the spinning Earth and the use of a sundial.
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This is a non-exhaustive list of astronomy software. This selection was chosen because it contains only freeware and is suitable with very young children.
In this fun activity, use rhyming song to describe our place in the Universe with gestures mimicking the shapes and moments found in space.
Se trata de que los niños hagan una narración en forma de cuento (de 1 a 5 páginas, según la edad) o incluso una novela corta (de varios capítulos, de 3-5 pág. cada uno) sobre un tema en el que estén implicadas ideas y conceptos astronómicos con cierta base científica, es decir, que sean razonables. Sólo se necesita inventiva, papel, bolígrafo, y algunos conocimientos básicos sobre Astronomía.
In this activity, children learn through art and science about the moons of our Solar System.The term 'Deadly', comes from the response of young Irish children who first did this activity. Moons that look like flying saucers, moons with volcanoes, moons that explode and shoot frozen water hundreds of kilometres into space, were considered so awesome they were 'deadly'. In this activity children view and then vote for the 'deadliest moon'. They then draw that moon from a still image on a screen. The main objective of Deadly Moons is to combine the goals/methods of learning through art and science, to foster the skills of observation and recording the many moons in the solar system and at the same time stimulate an appreciation of their beauty and wonder, to inspire children to investigate further the bodies within our solar system.
Build a realistic model of the Earth using sunlight as a reference to understand phenomena related to the position of the Earth with respect to the Sun.
Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding, originally from China and now practiced all over the world. In this activity, create an origami star. Introduce children to both geometry and analytical skills in a creative way.
Packet of activities to assist in explaining solar and lunar eclipses, night and day, the four seasons and much more.
Understanding optics begins with exploring and enjoying the fun and tricks of light. In this activity, make a simple periscope and the reflected light will let you see around corners and over walls.
An Arab myth from the 10th century by Abdelkader Oueslati - Naoufel Ben Maaouia about a brother and two sisters traveling across the sky.
Everyone has a nationality. This means you are a citizen of a nation or country, the country where you come from. That nationality is written in a passport, and that passport gives you the freedom to travel to other countries. When you travel, you receive stamps in your passport from the places you have visited. All of us are also citizens of Earth, the planet where we come from. Make yourself a Solar System passport in this fun activity. A template for a passport in English and Portuguese follows the guide.
Use spicy edible ingredients to model the Solar System. This model aims at representing the solar system to scale (sizes of the objects) based on edible ingredients that can easily be found in most environments. If these ingredients are hard to find, they can of course be replaced by another of the same size.