We are very busy finishing up our unit study on the solar system. This week we have been completing our final art projects for the solar system. Several projects have taken several weeks to complete.
As we studied each planet we completed a aspect of our large mural of space. I found some coloring pages of different planets and xerox them to different sizes to add better understanding of the sizes of the planets for the children
The kids included the asteroid belt and comets. The kids added a few star stickers they found even though we learned there aren't any stars (other than the sun) near our planets. We have it hanging by our front door. the kids are very proud of their mural!
Next each child completed a solar system model. My daughter's one was done with clay, where as my son was completed with paint. They are planning to hang them in their rooms.
Next, I found a picture of how to draw an astronaut from the book Draw. Write. Now. and the kids and I had tried to draw. It was a bit difficult. Here is my attempt.
My 6 year old's attempt of drawing. We did not use the wording from the book instead choosing to write our own comments beneath the pictures.
My 9 year old's drawing and she wrote a poem about the moon landing.
My parents sent the kids some space ice cream that we had to try:)! Kids loved it.
Putting together a space puzzle
We are continuing to explore the night time skies with our new telescope, whenever the weather cooperates.
We have explored space for nearly 10 weeks and it is now time to move on to something new. The kids have really enjoyed this unit study as this has been the longest we have ever spent on a single topic.
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