Astronauts wear special suits and helmets when they are in space. We designed our own astronaut puppet and pretended to float in space. We used a paper bag, a plate, and cellophane to create a special space suit.
A galaxy is a massive group of stars, gas and dust. Our galaxy, called the "Milky Way," is spiral shaped and estimated to have around 300 billion stars. Today we created a galaxy using water colors and salt.
We had a great time learning about and celebrating Earth Day! We learned about recycling, re-using and reducing the amount of waste we produce.
Saturn is a gas giant. It is know for its many rings made of rock and ice. Today we created our own rings by wrapping our planet with yarn. They used fine motor skills by holding the planet with one hand and wrapping the yarn with the other hand.
We have been working on our last name and patterns. The ability to recognize and create patterns help children make predictions based on observations which is an important skill in math.
Neptune is an ice giant with swirling storms. It has 14 moons and 6 rings. This planet is blue. We cut circles, used bouncy bills, plastic container to swirl around balls and paint! By experimenting with a rubber ball and paint, children had opportunities to explore using non-traditional art tools.
Uranus is a cold and windy ice giant. It has 27 moons. Uranus is light bluish-green color and has rings. It would take many years to reach Uranus, even in the fastest rocket ship!
Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system. Jupiter is a gas giant with faint rings around it. It is known for the Great Red Spot, which is a storm that is always present on its surface. It has 67 moons, the most of all the planets.
We used masking to tape to create stripes and paint to cover our planet. When the paint was dried we took of the tape!
I made popsicle water colors and we started by painting letters and they ended up creating pictures!
We took turns rolling letter cube and they would identify the letter. Everyone wrote the letter in the sand with rocks. They built mountains and created planets with the rocks and sand.
Pluto was once considered a planet, but because of its small size, it is known as a dwarf planet. Its is made up of rock and ice. Pluto is the farthest celestial body from the sun. You would feel vey light on Pluto. Today we made a Pluto planet shaker! We used soufflé cups and rocks to create a shaker. We danced and shook our shakers to our favorite space music!