Last week, I focused specifically on astronaut activities. Today, I want to focus on Montessori-inspired studies of space/the universe, with many activities appropriate for both preschool and early elementary.
Montessori education has much to offer in the way of cosmic education, and there are some wonderful resources online. Here are links to some of the great Montessori-inspired astronomy activities available:
In last week’s Activity of the Week, I had a link to Counting Coconuts’ On Our Shelves – January post with many space activities. Counting Coconuts also has recent posts on Space Lessons and Life Cycle of a Star PDF.
Montessori Mom has Planet Cards (click on link for “here are some beautiful planet card templates to print out”) as well as other astronomy resources on the page and left sidebar.
My Montessori Journey has a Solar System Project.
My Work Plan has posts on Learning the Names of the Planets and My Universe, a wonderful Montessori activity if you have Karen Tyler’s astronomy album for guidance. Note: watch for my upcoming amazing giveaway regarding Karen Tyler’s Montessori training and albums!
The Homeschool Den has a post on The Eight Planets.
Leptir has 9 posts on Space.
The Moveable Alphabet has posts on the Solar System.
Life in the Pink Tower has an activity for creating the moon’s phases with Oreos: The Moon Isn’t Made of Cheese After All.
UPDATE of my space posts: Astronaut Unit, Montessori-Inspired Star and Constellation Unit, Montessori-Inspired Moon Unit, and Montessori-Inspired Solar System Activities and World Space Week 2012 Blog Hop.
Have fun with astronomy!