Friday, March 15, 2013

an Astronomy Living Book List

We approached astronomy this year the same way we studied trees last year.  Instead of following a text, I gathered books on our topic from the library.  We read books on various comprehension levels to encompass the learning levels of all my students from the 5th grader on down to the 2-year-old. 

Glow In The Dark Outer Spaceby Nicholas Harris 
On Earthby G. Brian Karas 
Asteroids, Comets, and Meteoroids by Fran Howard 
The Magic School Bus Lost In The Solar System by Joanna Cole

The Sun Is My Favorite Star by Frank Asch  
Sun Up, Sun Down by Gail Gibbons 
Sun Up, Sun Down: The Story of Day and Night by Jacqui Bailey

Phases of the Moon by Gillia Olson 
The Best Book of the Moon by Ian Graham

Seeing Starsby Dandi Daley Mackall 
Our Starsby Anne Rockwell  
The Glow in the Dark Night Sky Bookby Clint Hatchett 
Find the Constellationsby H.A. Rey 
Wishing on a Star: Constellation Stories and Stargazing Activities for Kids by Fran Lee

The Planetsby Martha E. H. Rustad 
Every Planet Has a Place by Becky Baines   
Planets and Their Moons by John Farndon  
True or False: Planets by Melvin and Gilda Berger 
Why Isn't Pluto a Planet? by Steve Kortenkamp

We supplemented our reading with lots of outdoor observation and a few notebooking and hands-on activities.

1 comment:

  1. I love this list. It's amazing how many great resources are available for free!


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