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THE ASTRONOMY ADVENTURE

My seven year-old's favorite lesson was creating artificial gravity. My favorite lesson was making a scale model of the distances between the planets. Another fun lesson was modeling the planet sizes. Even my three year-old still remembers what the four gas giants are. - Lynne Hunter, Kent WA

 

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 Stars & PlanetsIn ASTRONOMY you will:

  • Pace off a scale model of the SOLAR SYSTEM!
  • Experience how gravity would feel on OTHER PLANETS!
  • See the CRATERS of the MOON through your binoculars!
  • Learn to recognize SHOOTING STARS, SATELLITES, PLANETS and COMETS!
  • EXPLORE the NIGHT SKY with easy-to-use star maps!
  • Use artificial gravity to turn a cup of water upside down, WITHOUT SPILLING!
  • and many more.

 

Your family will be able to find things in the night sky that they have never seen before! And when it's cloudy, choose one of the many daytime lessons.

Comes with 22 activities in 16 lessons, parent guide, star maps with points of interest for every season, binoculars, and enough equipment for two children working together to share. Grades 1-8.

Astronomy Science Kit
Comes with Student Lesson Book, Parent Guide & Star Maps - (not shown)


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Astronomy, Birds & Magnetism is the original homeschool program from which Astronomy was taken. Follow this link to see it Turn your child's bedroom into a walk-through planetarium with 3-D Solar System

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TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR ASTRONOMY

1) Tracking the Moon - Chart the phases of the moon for a month.
2)
Exploring the Moon
- Use a pair of binoculars to see and draw craters on the moon.
3)
Phases of the Moon
- Construct a 3D model that will show what causes the moon's phases.
4) Welcome to the Solar System - Create a map of the solar system using planet stickers.
5)
Modeling Planet Sizes
- Use balloons and clay balls to make scale models of all the planet.
6) An Interplanetary Hike - Create a giant scale model of the solar system. (see this activity)
7)
Artificial Gravity
- Use the power of centrifugal force to create artificial gravity.
8) Gravity on Other Planets - Use the artificial gravity machine to simulate gravity on other planets.
9)
Mercury and Venus
- Perform a greenhouse experiment to find out why Venus is, on average, hotter than Mercury.
10) Invent Your Own Constellation - Find images in a starry sky.
11) Is It a Star? - Learn to recognize shooting stars, satellites, planets and comets.
12-15)
The Night Sky
- Use the binoculars to explore the night sky. See wonders such as star clusters, double stars, nebulas, constellations, red giants. There are four lessons here, one for each season: Orion & Taurus, The Dippers, The Summer Triangle, Sagittarius & Scorpio.
16)
Curved Space
- Explore how the curvature of space could explain gravity using a simple balloon and BB.

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ASTRONOMY EQUIPMENT

Everything you need is included in the kit:

Student Lesson Book & Parent Guide (See an Example)
Binoculars, Compass, Star Charts
A Moon Calendar, Planet Locator, Meteor Shower Chart
Artificial Gravity Machine
Planet Stickers Planet Modeling Equipment (clay, balloons, neon flags)
Lunar Phase Modeling Equipment (ruler, straw, ping pong ball)
A Thermometer and Greenhouse Apparatus

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