World Space Week is a UN-declared celebration of space held annually, every October 4 to 10. It is the largest space event in the world and an ideal time for teachers and educators to use space-based activities to excite students about science and technology.
What will I be reading in the classroom for World Space Week?
1. Give me some space! by Philip Bunting
Una dreams of a life in Space. Life on Earth is just so so-so. But how will she get there? And will she complete her mission to discover life in Space? And did she remember to feed Neil the goldfish?
2. Here we are – Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers
“ Here We Are is a tour through the land, the sea, the sky, our bodies; dioramas of our wild diversity….Jeffers is the master of capturing the joy in our difference.”
– NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
3. Sun is kind of a big deal by Nick Seluk
A funny and factual look at the Sun explains every part of the Sun’s big job: keeping our solar system together, giving Earth day and night, keeping us warm, and more. It gives so much information about Earth and it even explains everything leading up until now. The kids love this book.
4. Smart Kids: Space: For Kids Who Really Love Space! by Roger Priddy
Smart Kids Space is an ideal first guide to the wonders of the universe from the Solar System to the Milky Way, from Mars to Mercury, from UFOs to the Space Shuttle – this book has it all…
5. A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars by Seth Fishman
This book is wonderful because it makes you stop and think about the number of stars vs. something that kids can relate to. It’s great because it compares space to real-life examples.
Space activities for the classroom!
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