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Space Games For Kids
NASA's Space Place
has some great free space games. One of my son William's homeschool favorites is Quest
for a Comet where you are in charge of an orbiter and lander and have to
transmit data back to Earth.
"It has a bunch of computer games all about astronomy. Trevor has played
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Thanks Trevor what a great suggestion.
"If you are doing anything about Space for kids or science in general, then you need to check out this NASA Flickr account."
Ava has suggested this great astronomy website for space for kids. It has tips on buying telescopes, tells you about constellations and famous astronomers - and has space games too!
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"Space is a huge favorite topic of ours and one that we come back to
time and time again. I have managed to whittle our favorite books down
to just three. My absolute favorite is the one by Adam Ford named
'STARS: A Family guide to The Night Sky.' Quite pricey but it's
beautiful and can be broken down into stargazing in the different
seasons, it includes a star map of the Northern Sky and gives a real
insight into star gazing. It also includes games and stickers which the
~ Samie, Courageous Homeschooling Facebook Group
Astronaut Chris Hadfield
Space for kids really comes alive with Astronaut Chris Hadfield!
Our family went to see Chris speak about his time in space and he has become one of our heroes.
Here he is performing a simple science experiment designed by High
School students on surface tension in space
using a wet washcloth.
Both these are very inspiring books which help your kids see anything is possible - a great homeschool message which I am sure we would all love our kids to share.
Use A Remote Telescope
I've checked with the Astro-Physics Department of Liverpool University, and if you are a home educator in the UK you can use a remote telescope based in the Canaries to take your own images of the Planets, Moon, galaxies etc.
It's a fantastic resource called the Liverpool Telescope run by the schools observatory which William and I enjoy using. Put your own address and contact details and enter 'Other' where it says 'School Category.'
Perfect if you're planning a space for kids project.
All About Space Magazine
All About Space is a monthly magazine which William and I think is really great.
link isn't an affiliate link which means I get nothing for suggesting this magazine,
but like all the recommendations on my homeschool website I choose what I suggest
not for money but because I hope they'll be useful.
If you're looking for a way to make space for kids interesting and keep up with all the latest discoveries - this is it!
I read the Wonders books on holiday camping with the stars shining above the
Books to inspire Space for kids by one of the best presenters
I won't be the only person with a picture of Brian Cox on my desktop.
Pictures Of Space
Looking at Space pictures is the way to really get kids amazed by the Universe. Here's a couple of great sites:
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