Thursday, August 11, 2011

Our Space Study

Now that we're done with our study of Astronomy, I thought I'd post all the resources we used and activities we did. Hopefully, this will help others who are looking for resources or ideas. So, here's what we used for our 2nd grade Astronomy study:

Magic School bus website
Astronomy for Kids website
NASA website
StarChild website
Space: The Secret History (DVD)
Space Station: IMAX (DVD)
Space Mission: Reaching for the Stars (DVD)
Bill Nye: Astronomy (DVD)
When We Left Earth (Netflix streaming)
The Right Stuff (Netflix streaming)
Apollo 13 (Netflix streaming)
The Magic School Bus Space Adventures (DVD)
The Magic School Bus Sees Stars (DVD)
The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System (book)
The Magic School Bus Sees Stars (book)
The Magic School Bus Takes a Moonwalk (book)
The Magic School Bus Science Chapter Book #4 Space Explorers (book)
13 Planets (book)
The Magic School Bus Lands on Mars (software)
National Geographic Travel Guide to the Planets (DVD)
Seven Wonders of the Rocky Planets and Their Moons (book)
Seven Wonders of the Gas Giants and Their Moons (book)
The Stars (book)
The Constellations, How They Came to be (book)
Star Cycles: The Life & Death of Stars (book)
Super Stars: The Biggest, Hottest, Brightest, Most Explosive Stars in the Milky Way (book)
Cosmic Voyage: IMAX (DVD)
Journey to the Edge of the Universe (DVD)
400 Years of the Telescope (Netflix streaming)
Galileo's Battle for the Heavens (DVD)
Mythology and the Universe (book)
Meteors: The Truth Behind Shooting Stars (book)
Astronomical Observations (book)
Discovering Comets & Meteors (book)
Find the Constellations (book)
Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (book)
Stephen Hawking's Universe vol 1-3 (DVD)
Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice (Netflix streaming)
The Planets (Netflix streaming)

Magic School Bus The Secrets of Space Kit


Activities:
12 Experiments & Activities from the MSB Secrets of Space kit - including coming up with a new mneumonic for the planets, creating a constellation & writing a myth for it, and making a model of the solar system
Space Log
School Express Thematic Unit & Activity Pages