May 4-10 Chestnutwold Library Flexible Learning for 1-5

May 4-10 May the Fourth Be With You!

This week we will explore space! Did you know there are people living in space aboard the International Space Station? Did you know that the footprints left by astronauts on the moon will be there for millions of years? Scientists are learning new things about space every day. Now it’s your turn to explore and learn some new facts about space. Find your grade below. Work on your assignment for 30 min. It’s optional. You do not need to turn anything in. Have fun! IMAGINE!!

Miss you!

Mrs. Dambman

 

Kindergarten: What do we see in the night sky? (Optional week)

Read one of these stories:

Stars! Stars! Stars! Bookflix: Stars! Stars! Stars! (Username: Learning20  Password: Clifford)

Looking Through a Telescope Bookflix: Looking Through a Telescope (Username: Learning20  Password: Clifford)

Choose one of these activities: 

  1. Look up at the stars and moon at night. Tell someone at home three things you notice about the sky.

  2. Draw a picture of one of the things you can see in the sky at night.

  3. Make a list of things you can see in the sky during the day and night. Tell someone at home why you can only see some of the things on your list only in the daytime or nighttime. 

  4. Look at the moon each night this week. Does the way the moon looks change? Draw a picture of what you see.


 

First Grade & Second Grade: Be a nighttime observer. What do you see? 

Read one of these stories:

Stars! Stars! Stars! Bookflix: Stars! Stars! Stars! (Username: Learning20  Password: Clifford)

Looking Through a Telescope Bookflix: Looking Through a Telescope (Username: Learning20  Password: Clifford)

Choose one of these activities: 

Unplugged:

  1.  Look up at the stars and moon at night. What does the moon look like? Is it full? Is it a quarter moon? Do you see anything else in the sky?  Draw a picture of it. 

  2. Imagine you were in the sky on the International Space Station or on a spaceship. Draw a picture or describe what Earth might look like from the sky. 

Online: 

  1. Read more about space. Go to PebbleGo. https://pebblego.com/  Username: engaged  Password: learning 

Use the keywords: Space Science. Choose a topic to read about or have read to you. Tell someone at home what you learned. 

  1. Read about the International Space Station at World Book Kids

Search “International Space Station”. Tell someone two things you learned. Did you know the ISS passes over us very early in the morning each day this week?

 

Third Grade & Fourth Grade: Who explores space? 

People from many different careers become astronauts. Some are engineers. Some are doctors. Some are even teachers! One thing astronauts all have in common is that they are creative problem solvers. 

 

Watch this video of an astronaut, Kate Rubin, reading Rosie Revere, Engineer, by Andrea Beaty Rosie Revere, Engineer

Then, choose one of these activities:

 

Unplugged

  1. Imagine that you are designing the next new spacecraft. Draw your spacecraft on a piece of paper and label it. What sort of power will it have? Where will the astronauts sleep? How will the astronauts control the spacecraft?

  2. Imagine you are an engineer working for NASA. Draw or create a model of a new tool that might be helpful for an astronaut to have in space. For example, you could design a special food container that would not float away or a special tool that would help the astronauts exercise in space. Be creative!

  3. Imagine that NASA is hiring a new astronaut. Design an ad or poster to advertise this new job. Describe the skills or knowledge an astronaut would need to do the job. 

 

Online: 

  1. Go to World Book Online  and read about one of these astronauts: Mae Jemison, Guion Bluford, Christina Koch, Neil Armstrong. Write down or share with someone three things you learned about the astronaut.

  2. Go to World Book Online and search “space exploration”. Write or tell someone three things they should know before traveling into space. 

  3. Go to Pebble Go Next and search “astronomer”. An astronomer is a person who studies the universe and everything inside of it. Choose one astronomer to read about and tell someone or write down three things you learned about the person. 

 

Fifth Grade: What do astronauts explore in space? 

Watch this video of an astronaut, Christina Koch, reading Hey-ho, to Mars We’ll Go! Hey-ho, to Mars We'll Go!

Choose one of these activities:

Unplugged:

  1.  Make a list of the things you would bring to Mars. Rank them from the most important item to the least important item. 

  2. Design a brochure or poster to excite people about traveling to Mars. Include information about what the trip there may be like.

  3. Imagine you traveled to another planet in our solar system. Design and write a postcard telling about your visit to the planet. 

 

 

Online: 

  1. Go to World Book Online  and search “Mars”. Find out three facts about Mars and share it with someone at home. 

  2. Go to Trueflix and read about Mars. Click “The Solar System” and then “Mars”. Find out in what ways Mars is similar to Earth. Tell someone at home.

  3. Go to World Book Online and read about the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This center designs robots that are sent to Mars. Write or tell someone at home about what you learned. 

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ONLINE RESOURCES FOR FLEXIBLE LEARNING for K-5

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