Astronomy Lab for Kids

Book description

Astronomy Lab for Kids teaches children the wonders of the galaxy through hands-on activities that can be done right in your own home.

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Overview
  3. Science Journal
  4. Unit 1: Observing
    1. Lab 1: Making Observations
    2. Lab 2: Angles in Your Hands
    3. Lab 3: Determining Directions
    4. Lab 4: Sunrise, Sunset
    5. Lab 5: The Sun Above Your Head
    6. Lab 6: Our Colorful Sun
    7. Lab 7: Our Changing Moon
    8. Lab 8: Eclipse the Sun, Eclipse the Moon
    9. Lab 9: Twinkle, Twinkle
  5. Unit 2: Scope It Out!
    1. Lab 10: Bend Light with Ice
    2. Lab 11: Focus!
    3. Lab 12: Fuzzy Color
    4. Lab 13: Make a Simple Telescope
    5. Lab 14: Make a Pinhole Projector
  6. Unit 3: Size and Scale
    1. Lab 15: How Far Away Is the Moon?
    2. Lab 16: How Can the Moon Cover the Sun?
    3. Lab 17: Pennies and Planets
    4. Lab 18: Walking to the Rocky Planets
    5. Lab 19: Walking to the Edge of the Solar System
    6. Lab 20: Walking through Another Solar System
    7. Lab 21: To Andromeda!
    8. Lab 22: Everything Is Moving Away!
  7. Unit 4: Light, Motion, Gravity
    1. Lab 23: The Colors in Light
    2. Lab 24: Why Is the Sky Blue?
    3. Lab 25: Mixing Light to Make Color
    4. Lab 26: Reflecting Light to See Color
    5. Lab 27: Detecting Infrared Light
    6. Lab 28: Can You See the Light?
    7. Lab 29: Make and Bake
    8. Lab 30: Shine a Little Light
    9. Lab 31: Glowing Water
    10. Lab 32: “Measuring” the Speed of Light “Measuring” the Speed of Light
    11. Lab 33: Drop, Drop, Drop!
    12. Lab 34: Round and Round
    13. Lab 35: Free Fall
  8. Unit 5: Exploring Our Solar System
    1. Lab 36: Sorting Our Solar System
    2. Lab 37: Will I Hear a Sound in Space?
    3. Lab 38: How to “See” a Surface When You Can’t See a Surface How to “See” a Surface When You Can’t See a Surface
    4. Lab 39: Hole-y Surfaces!
    5. Lab 40: Would You Vacation on Venus?
    6. Lab 41: Is the Red Planet Actually Red?
    7. Lab 42: Looking for Life on Mars
    8. Lab 43: Cool Crystals
    9. Lab 44: Spot Sunspots
    10. Lab 45: Our Spinning Sun
  9. Unit 6: Seeing Stars
    1. Lab 46: Find the Dipper and the Pole in Spring
    2. Lab 47: Find the Triangle in the Summer
    3. Lab 48: Find a Flying Horse in the Fall
    4. Lab 49: Find the Hunter in the Winter
    5. Lab 50: Slide Around the Winter Sky
    6. Lab 51: See the Lion and the Queen in Spring
    7. Lab 52: Supernova Bounce
  10. More Resources
  11. About the Author
  12. Acknowledgments
  13. Index

Product information

  • Title: Astronomy Lab for Kids
  • Author(s): Michelle Nichols
  • Release date: October 2016
  • Publisher(s): Quarry Books
  • ISBN: 9781631591983