Explore the Universe
Today we continue to explore the universe. Travel to the stars and learn a little about living in a space station.

Today’s Activities

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Engage

Let’s start by learning more about the stars in the sky. Find  “Stars!Stars!Stars!” by Bob Barner and “Looking Through a Microscope” by Linda Bullock on Day 8. Do the Puzzlers! to test your “star” knowledge.

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ADDITION

Play TIC TAC TOE and practice your additions facts to 20. You can print out this template or create your own.

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explore

Take this trip to outer space to visit the International Space Station. How is the Space Station different from being on Earth? How is it similar?
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get moving!

Use your imagination. Pretend you are an astronaut who needs to stay fit for space travel. Try this spaced-themed workout from Craters of the Moon National Park.

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Create

Now that you have toured the international space station, make your own rocket. Use this template or make your own design with paper and pencil. Color and cut out your rocket. Now you will need two different sized straws. Cut the larger one to about 2 inches long, cover the end with tape, and tape it to the back of your rocket with the covered end pointing towards the nose. Insert the smaller straw into the other straw, point it to the sky, and blow. Blast-Off! You can find the full instructions including a video on this website.

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