I'm dying to give this one a try. Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational has shared some amazing, fun and educational ideas! This is one of my favorites! A planetarium made from an oatmeal container! Stop by and check out how she did it!
Earth’s Place in the Universe Interactive Organizers contains everything you need to create interactive science notebooks for your astronomy unit. This 221 page resource is aligned to the Next Generation Middle School Earth and Space Science Standards, following sequentially down MS-ESS1. $
Creating your own rainstorm...this is so cool! All you need is a clear container, water, shaving cream, food coloring and droppers. Have kids make predictions by drawing what they see and think will happen.
Comet craft: First, have kids use black construction paper with crayons and draw planets and stars. Cut styrofoam balls in half, cover in foil and glue to paper. Use glitter glue pens (or glue with sprinkled glitter) for the tail of comet. Super easy and kids loved it!