Sunday, March 16, 2014

Solar System Unit Study


Here is a round up of the materials we used for our Solar System Unit Study! All of the links lead to free printables that I printed and laminated for my children to use. I will provide Amazon affiliate links to the products that we used for this unit study. And of course, links to the activities we created to go along with our unit study.

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Moon Phases Felt Board


Solar System Felt Board


Exploring Space Sensory Play and Safari Ltd. review


We used these 3-Part cards for matching, labeling and identifying activities.

Montessori 3-Part Constellation Cards
Montessori 3-Part Moon Phases Cards (click on the PDF link to download them)


Imagine Our Life: Solar System 3-Part Cards (pictured above)

(I highly recommend checking out Montessori For Everyone and The Little List if you are interested in Montessori 3-Part Cards.)

I highly recommend these educational products for learning about space! We loved the sensory activities we created with the Space TOOB and the Safariology Solar System. You can't go wrong with a wooden puzzle from Melissa and Doug and this one has all the planets and sun labeled. And the solar system magnets are perfect for play on the fridge and magnet boards!

 Safari Ltd Space TOOB
  Safari Ltd. Safariology The Solar System
Melissa & Doug Solar System 48 pcs Floor Puzzle
Learning Resources Giant Magnetic Solar System

~ Books we read ~
Be sure to check your local library or used book store for kids books about space!

National Geographic Kids First Big Book of Space

There's No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)

National Geographic Readers: Planets

The Everything Kids' Astronomy Book: Blast into outer space with stellar facts, intergalactic trivia, and out-of-this-world puzzles

Smart Kids Space

Here are some other suggestions from around the web for learning about space science! We used many of these ideas and printables for our unit study.

Kids Activities Blog: 10 Ways to Learn About the Moon activities
Kids Activities Blog: Phases of the Moon printable
Kids Activities Blog: Make a Rocket activity (that involves an open flame)
Preschool-Plan-It.com: Space Theme activities
Education.com: Earth and Space Science printables and activities
3 Dinosaurs: Space Pack printables
Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes: Space Sensory Bin
KC Edventures: Solar System Activities
One Perfect Day Blog: Space Themed Sensory Bin
Living Montessori Now: Montessori-Inspired Astronomy Activities activities and printables
Living Montessori Now: Montessori-Inspired Moon Unit activities and printables
Counting Coconuts: Space Mini Unit
1+1+1=1: Solar System Preschool Pack printables

We also learned a lot from our subscription to Science4Us.com! They have a fantastic unit on the solar system that is meant for grades K-2! Check out our review here.

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