Astronomy lab for kids: 52 family-friendly activities

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Explore the wonders of the universe through hands-on fun! In Astronomy Lab for Kids , science educator Michelle Nichols has compiled 52 labs and activities that use everyday materials from around the house to encourage kids, their friends, and their families to look up, down, and around at everything from the shadows on the ground to the stars in the sky. Mini astronomers will learn about things such as the size and scale of planets using sandwich cookies and tennis balls, how to measure the speed of light with a flat candy bar and a microwave, how to make a simple telescope with magnifying glasses, and so much more! Kids begin their journey through the stars by creating a science journal to track their experiments and record their observations. Foundational skills, like how to make observations , measure angles, and determine directions, are laid out first. The lessons expand with explorations of size and scale ; light , motion , and gravity ; and then on to investigations of our Solar System and finding constellations in the night sky. Each lab includes:

Time it will take to complete Materials list Safety tips and setup hints Step-by-step text and photos The science behind the fun Variations or ideas for taking the project further Children of all ages and experience levels will love the hands-on activities and adults will love spending quality time learning with their kids or students. The popular Lab for Kids series features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics , including art, astronomy, clay, geology, math, and even how to create your own circus--all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The labs can be used as singular projects or as part of a yearlong curriculum of experiential learning. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Lab for Kids.
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