As a family who mostly unschools science, there are a few topics I know I want to cover more in depth. I generally try to do one of these topics each year. This year, I was looking for a fun and easy space curriculum for homeschoolers. I knew exactly what I wanted: hands-on activities, open-and-go format and fun, engaging lessons.
Teaching my kiddos about space has always been intimidating to me. There is simply so much to cover that I always felt overwhelmed. I knew I’d forget to include something in our study, so I wanted a space curriculum to guide me and ensure I didn’t forget anything important.
When I found Common Sense Press’ Great Science Adventures, I knew I had found exactly what I wanted!
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All About Common Sense Press‘ The World of Space Curriculum for Homeschoolers
One of the most important things in a space curriculum was that I could easily open it up and teach with it, without a lot of prep work. I simply don’t have time to cut out and laminate a bunch of pieces or spend 30 minutes each day gathering impossible to find supplies. I needed something that’s quick and easy to use but packs a lot of punch!
My kids learn better when there are hands-on activities included in the lesson. The problem is again time. I don’t have time to surf Pinterest for coordinating activities to go along with each topic we’re studying. The World of Space is packed full of easy and fun activities that are perfect for all ages.
We have never studied space before, so I knew I wanted something that would help my kids learn the difference between an asteroid and a comet. The World of Space offers vocabulary words in every lesson, making learning them a breeze!
Encourages Kids to Dig Deeper:
Each lesson includes a section called “Experiences, Investigation & Research.” This is quite possibly my favorite part of the entire curriculum because it encourages kids to dig deeper into the topic they’re studying. When looking for a space curriculum for homeschoolers, I wanted something that encouraged them to learn on their own, while being a guide to help them know what to study. This does just that!
Each lesson has suggestions of books to read, topics to research and activities to help them better understand the concepts being taught.
Lots of Science Library Books:
Keep little hands busy while you’re reading with Lots of Science Library Books. These tiny books can be copied, cut out, assembled and colored by your little ones. They sum up your lesson and are the perfect way to review what you’ve learned.
Graphic Organizers are a lot like lapbooks. They bring the information to life to help students see and fully understand the information that’s being presented. The World of Space includes everything you need to complete these, along with basic supplies.
Older kids can go more in depth on their Graphic Organizers, while younger kids can just include a few facts, These are the perfect way to make the lessons more age-appropriate.
If you’ve never studied space before, the timeline is a great tool to help you understand when we discovered certain things about space. Learn interesting facts, like how long the Venera 14 lasted after landing on Venus in 1982.
Teach it “Family Style:”
Common Sense Press offers curriculum that can be used with the whole family. While it states it’s for grades K-8, our whole family enjoyed the curriculum. I just added more assignments for my high schooler. She wrote an essay on each topic we studied, making it more age-appropriate for her.
If you’re looking for a fun and easy space curriculum for homeschoolers, you don’t want to miss Common Sense Press’ The World of Space. It’s jam-packed full of hands-on activities, interesting facts and fun for the whole family!
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