Science is usually a favorite subject among children because they enjoy doing the science experiments. It is usually not a favorite among parents because of said science experiments. This is why I am always on the lookout for easy experiments for my kids to do.
Children learn so much more when they can learn in a hands-on environment. As a homeschool mom I have noticed this first hand. I understand how it can be a struggle to gather up the materials and supplies and carve out a specific time to work on the experiment. They can be messy and time consuming, but they are a great learning experience.
We are part of a small science co-op that does science experiments each week that go along with what we are learning. This is a huge blessing for those mamas that don’t like to do them at home. Even in a class setting, with lots of things going on the children are so engaged and excited to do the experiments.
Science experiments are what make science come alive. When a child can “see” what they are reading about they can better understand it.
Astronomy is a popular science topic to learn about. There is just something amazing about looking at the night sky and marveling at all that it holds. If your children are wanting to learn about astronomy, you will enjoy these science experiments to go along with what you are learning.
Easy Science Experiments for Learning About Astronomy:
Teaching astronomy to your homeschoolers can be a fun and exciting time. Use the ideas above and the free 2021 Calendar of Celestial Events to start learning some amazing facts about the grand ole sky!
NASA Science at Home has online activities, indoor hands-on activities and outdoor activities to do with your children at home that are all space related and perfect for an astronomy unit.
We have lots of resources on Astronomy if you are looking for some more free resources to go with your science experiments!
Recommended Resource: The Astronomy Student Notebook
Using a combination of written narration, drawing, & labeling, The Astronomy Student Notebook will take your student on a journey into our amazing universe. Students will study the heavenly bodies and ponder the mysteries and marvels of the sun, planets, moon, stars, and more.
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Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!