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Montessori-Inspired Solar System Unit and World Space Week 2012 Blog Hop | LivingMontessoriN... Good way to learn the planets

Montessori-Inspired Solar System Unit

Here's an anticipation guide that can be used as a pre-assessment for a unit on the solar system.

What Do I Know About Space? (Anticipation Guide Freebie)

Use coffee filters and have students create their own planets and maybe write about what characteristics the planet would have...try and do this after they finish the solar system unit in science. writing-class-ideas.... Wish I had this when I was teaching my unit!!

Classroom Compulsion: New Activities and Some Bulletin Board Love

to help understand and visualize how the earth rotates on its axis and orbits around the sun, giving us day and night and the seasons, make this model, which you can manipulate to get a sense of how it all works.

Solar system Like this lap book idea - could do 8 spaces for the 8 planets - info cards and picture tucked into each spot ... groups could research one planet, create everything they need, then share jigsaw or presentation style so all students could build the lap book ... think I'll try this next week.#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#

Fumbling Through Parenthood: Space Lapbook – Making It

classroom collective

for solar system unit - do we still have time in the year for the fun stuff??

Mrs. Wills Kindergarten: Space Songs

Teaching the solar system using toilet paper to show the planet distance

Love this!!! anytime the kids ARE the manipulatives it will always be an ideal learning experience!!! Set Up a Solar System of Kids distances in steps!

Set Up a Solar System of Kids

Solar System: Rotating and Revolving Teaching Special Thinkers. I would use this to teach the difference between the planets rotating and revolving. After this, I could work my way into the stars and different constellations.

Teaching Special Thinkers: Solar System: Rotating and Revolving

Lots of fun ideas about teaching the solar system and how to get students excited about learning it. I would love to use some of these projects in class.

Seed Mosaics as part of Seeds & Plants Unit

simple machines - lever ideas

Simple Machines Lever Experiment

Sesame Street: "Lever Lover" with Sutton Foster. THIS... this is brilliant... Everything should be taught like this...

Great simple machines ideas!

How to Make a Volcano with Kids and a book list to read after the experiment


creepy cool craft idea - paint eyeball rocks normally I don't "get" the whole painted rocks thing for anyone over the age of, say, 9 years. These, I like.

Surprisingly Awesome DIY Rock Crafts

painted rocks


Rocks & Minerals Vocabulary Cards

Meant To Teach: We did our rock lessons with CANDY

1st Grade Science Lesson

No Doubt Learning | Geology Enrichment K-2: Rock Collecting (Lesson 2 of 4)