Astronomy can be introduced in preschool as a preparation for the Great Lessons. In the first lesson, the universe's creation is introduced. Later, our solar system is introduced more fully. Many teachers introduce another story about our stars, including our sun and the formation of galaxies. This includes constellations and their names.
Constellations can be introduced to preschool children as a dot to dot activity. Older students can study star charts and observe constellations in the night sky without a telescope.
- Three part cards and matching cards for bright constellations
- Dot to dot of Cygnus and Cassiopeia
- Dot to dot of Orion, The Big Dipper and Little Dipper
Wikipedia has a good timeline of the history of the universe, the Earth and people.
This is a free online traditional Navajo story about The Sun, Moon and Stars
Montessori for Everybody has nomenclature cards for parts of the sun.
Here are two books to check out at your local library:
Find the Constellations, by H.A. Rey
posted at 3:33 a.m. on October 16, 2012
Amazing post! Thanks a lot.
posted at 5:57 p.m. on October 17, 2012
I would agree on that, so that the student have strong foundation of the astronomy this subject will be offer during preschool.
posted at 9:30 p.m. on October 17, 2012
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posted at 5:10 p.m. on November 12, 2012
Elder students can learn star charts and watch constellations in the night sky without a telescope.
posted at 5:15 p.m. on November 12, 2012
Yes! constellations can be introduced to preschool children as a dot to dot activity.
posted at 1:45 a.m. on November 13, 2012
You can also frequently see the moon location during daylight hours or rising as the sun is just getting prepared to set.
posted at 1:18 a.m. on March 11, 2013
It is an excellent suggestion to include astronomy in primary educational system. But we have to make sure that the lessons are given in an interesting manner. The peculiarity of the subject is that it can be taught in interesting as well as un interesting way especially for small children.
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