Space & Planets Unit Study

See also the Spacecraft Resources

Resource Type

Resource Name/Author

Comments

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Rating

Book/Library

Space; Nelson, Nigel

 

X

4

Book/Library

The Bear on the Moon; Ryder, Joanne

The polar bears tale of a bear who went to the moon and created land; good for a tale about the phases of the moon

X

4

Book/Library

The Planets; Gibbons, Gail

Good in-depth study, it includes just a bit more than most other books on the planets

 

4

Book/Library

The Planets in Our Solar System; Branley, Franklyn M. (Letís Read and Find Out Science, Stage 2)

Expands a bit more on the planets and our solar system

X

5

Video/Library

All About the Planets; Schlessinger Media; www.libraryvideo.com

Perfect for preschoolers

X

5

Book/Purchase

Solar System; Egan, John

Lots of information

 

5

Book/Purchase

Letís Look at the Planets (Poke & Look Learning); Driscoll, Laura

Nicely done, includes information on space travel

 

5

Book/Purchase

Blue Skidoos to the Planets Stickerbook; Santomero, Angela C. 

Includes the great song from Blueís Clues, stickers work well

 

5

Book/Purchase

Planets: A Solar System Stickerbook; Hasbrouck, Ellen

Nice poem about the planets w/ additional information following; stickers do not work well`

 

5

Book/Purchase

Usborne Second Big Dot-to-Dot Book; Bryant-Mole, Karen

Fabulous dot-to-dots with good supporting information

 

4

Book/Purchase

Me on the Map; Sweeney, Joan

Starts w/ girl mapping her room & continues to progressively outward to her planet, good perspective

 

5

Video/Purchase

Patrick Steward Narrates The Planets; BMG Video

Despite great reviews, itís mediocre; maybe when the boys are older

 

2

Video/Collection

Destination Space; National Geographic

So-so

 

3

Video/Collection

Future Flight

Relevant history of manned space flight and future speculation, not bad

 

3

Poster

 

From teacherís supply store, includes all planets w/ relative sizes & names, distances from sun not to scale

 

4

Placemats

Walmart

Plastic placemats with planets and some info on front & back

X

5

Hands-on Activity

Pom-pons in assorted sizes

Make a model of the solar system

 

5

Fun

Glow-in-the-dark stars & planets

Affix to bedroom walls

 

5

IMAX Movie

Space Station 3D

Deserves a rating of 6 or more, great effects, lots of information and fun, too

X

5

 

Ratings: 5= Excellent, 4= Good, 3=Average, 2=Fair, 1=Poor


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