So funny story. I promised Batman 2 years ago that we would study astronomy this year because the year before that I’d promised Superman we’d study anatomy. Then I saw Susan doing all of these great earth science activities using Christian Kids Explore Earth and Space (affiliate link).
And I really wanted to do CKE Earth and Space. But, I’d promised Batman astronomy. I looked at it, and I knew there was no way I could convince him enough of that was space for what he wanted. This is the boy who’s asked for a telescope for Christmas.
So, I cheated, and we’re doing both. They don’t know it yet, they’ll find out tomorrow when we have our “first day of school.”
All that to say, here’s our earth science activities:
As before, these are arranged in order by chapter for CKE Earth and Space.
(Side note, one of the things I’m really liking about the look of CKE is how it’s laid out and there are just so many activities perfect for my kids)
Getting Started Earth Science Activities
The Lithosphere Earth Science activities
Volcano demonstration (no baking soda and vinegar, I love this variation)
Volcano unit (I love all the ways she explored this concept with the kids)
Rock collecting and identifying FREE PRINTABLE
One last one: the crayon rock cycle
I have a bunch more on my earth science pinterest board, so make sure you check that out.
The Hydrosphere Earth Science activities
Erosion experiment (you will need the page translated)
The Atmosphere unit
Okay, I’m gonna admit that a lot of the things I have pinned walk the line between atmosphere and weather, but lean more towards weather……
Earth’s Weather activities
Storm chasers thunderstorm video (I include this because I think this video is amazing)
Beyond Earth (Space) activities
And for space ideas head over to my Astronomy ideas for kids post.
***Image by DonkeyHotey by permission, text and overlays have been added
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Now link up your SCIENCE posts, new and old, and then visit some of the other posts linked up and say hi. I’m going to be pinning, commenting, FBing or tweeting all of the posts linked up as the week goes by. At the end of the month I’m going to feature the best posts linked up.
Make sure to include a link back to my blog so people can come back from your post to see what others have done. By linking you are agreeing I can feature your posts in a round up post later (I may use a picture to feature, but will link back).