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Space Science: Elementary Outer Space School

From the sun and our solar system to stars far away, this collection focuses on outer space. Learn about lesson plans, activities, content connections and more -- all featuring space science. Specifically, you'll find ideas for the early elementary grades here.
A Collection By Erica Loop
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Space Science: Elementary Outer Space School
  • nsta.org
    nsta.org

    NSTA Position Statement: Aerospace Education

    4 minute read
    Erica Loop says:
    Why teach space science? This position statement offers plenty of insights into the rationale for including it in your classroom curriculum. Along with providing the reasons behind teaching space science, this piece provides clear elements of a quality program. This adds to the usefulness of it when deciding what and how to teach science!
  • Erica Loop says:
    Creating quality lessons means starting with a solid foundation. The Next Generation Science Standards helps to do just that. I can see how these standards (which focus on space science) can help to make curriculum connections and create goals/objectives.
  • Erica Loop says:
    If you’re teaching a Milky Way lesson, this video provides expert information on the subject. It features specific space science information (obviously, the Milky Way) – making it ideal for an activity add-on.
  • Erica Loop says:
    This video features an easy intro to space science for young students. I can see how it could accompany a solar system lesson, adding an interactive (and tech-time) aspect to other activities.
  • Erica Loop says:
    Outer space doesn’t only cover one subject (science that is). To help the young student learn, this article features a variety of art ideas! Integrating the arts into your science lessons can help your students to get creative and learn in an entirely different way. These crafts are creative ways that can easily help the learning process along.
  • Solar System

    Website
    spaceplace.nasa.gov
    spaceplace.nasa.gov
    Erica Loop says:
    What better place to learn about the solar system than NASA? This page has tons of fun facts and information that is perfect for the young student.
  • Erica Loop says:
    This post provides a simple, real-life look into kindergarten science. I love how it shows actual students (and their work) when it comes to solar system lessons.
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