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 INTRODUCTION

Using This Book
Multiple Intelligences:  Definitions and Activities
Bibliography
Reproducible:  Multiple Intelligences Lesson Plan

 

1 – LUNA: THE MOON

Developing Interest
The Moon and Fiction
   Literature and Moon Pictures
   Writing and Moon Pictures
The Moon and the Facts
   Moon Phase Literature
   Moon Phase Science
      Demonstrating Moon Phases
      Moon Phase Follow-Up Activities
      Displaying Paper Plate Moon Phases
      Maintaining Understanding of the Moon Phases
   Moon Phase Poetry
   More Moon Science
      Lunar Eclipse Inquiry
      Lunar Eclipse Writing
    Features of the Moon
   The Apollo Program
      Astronauts on the Moon
      Apollo Inquiry and Research
   Lunar Language
Reproducible:  Moon Phase chart
Reproducible:  Matching Moon Phases
Reproducible:  Lunar Eclipse Inquiry
Reproducible:  Scavenger Hunt Questions
Reproducible:  Scavenger Hunt Answers
Reproducible:  Filmstrip Reproducible
Reproducible:  Lunar Language
Reproducible:  Jakka and Bila
Annotated Bibliography
References and Resources
Electronic Sources

 

2 – DEL SOL:  THE SUN

Introduction
Solar Investigations
   Fun Facts
   Literature and the sun
   Sun Science
Solar Eclipses
   Introduction
   Solar Eclipses and Literature
   Reproducible:  The First Eclipse
   Solar Eclipse Science
   Solar Eclipse Vocabulary
   Solar Viewing
Sunlight and Science
   Lights! Colors1 Rainbows!
   Rainbow Writing
   The Seasons
   Literature and the Four Seasons
       Poem Palettes
Reproducible:  Solar Jeopardy
Reproducible:  Sun Questions
Reproducible:  frame book
Reproducible:  Solar Facts
Reproducible:  parts of the Sun
Reproducible:  Sunrise/Sunset Time
Reproducible:  Sunshape
Reproducible:  Sunpainters:  Eclipse of the Navajo Sun
Reproducible:  Solar Eclipse Brainstorming
Reproducible:  Solar Eclipse Science
Reproducible:  Solar Eclipse Vocabulary
Reproducible:  Discovering White Light
Annotated Bibliography
References and Resources
Musical Resources
Electronic Sources

 

3 – THE PLANETS

Introduction
Literature and the Planets
   The Greek Creation Myth:  the Story of the Titans
   A Bus in the Solar System
   What Did You Say Your Address Was?
Planetary Math
Planet Trekking
   Planet Facts
   Fiction/Fact Reading
   Literature Responses
   Tactile Activities
      Salt-Dough Planets
      Planet Patterns
      Other Solar System Activities
      A Space Probe Landing
   Planets and Prose
      A creature in the Cupboard
      Beyond Cupboard Creatures
Asteroids and Comets
Mission to Planet Earth
   Introduction
   Literature and Planet Earth
   Earth Poetry
   Earth Science
Reproducible:  Planetary Adjectives
Reproducible:  A Family of Planets
Reproducible:  Gravity Factor Chart
Reproducible:  Scale Diameter Chart of the Planets
Reproducible:  Planet Distance from the Sun
Reproducible:  Egg Drop Experiment
Reproducible:  Space Creature Writing Web
Reproducible:  Space Creature Writing Web:  Instructions
Annotated Bibliography
References and Resources
Musical Resources
Electronic Sources

 

4 – STAR BRIGHT, STAR LIGHT

Developing Interest
   Introductory Story choices
   Follow-Up Legends and Activities
      Student Example
      Student Example
Discovering the Constellations
   Introduction to the Constellations
   Callisto and Zeus (An original play by Joanne Letwinch)
   Constructing and Using a Star Finder
      Art Activity:  Big and Little Dippers
      Keeping a Journal
   Continuing Travels Through the Constellations
       Cassiopeia:  Literature and Science
       Cassiopeia's Family:  Literature
       Cassiopeia's Family:  Science/Art
       Constellation Choices and Literature Responses
       End of the Journey
   Constellations Stories and Websites
Writing a Constellation Myth
More Star Events
   Literature, Science, Art
   Star Poetry
       Writing Poetry
       Star Vocabulary
      Star Rings
       A Star party
Reproducible:  Star Recipes:  Organizing Thoughts During Reading
Reproducible:  Recipe for the Stars
Reproducible:  Travel Journal
Reproducible:  Cassiopeia's Family:  Character Traits
Annotated Bibliography
References and Resources
Musical Resources
Electronic Sources

 

5 – TRAVELING THROUGH SPACE

Flight
   Flying and Fantasy
       Literature:  The Wing Shop
       A Greek Myth:  "Daedelus and Icarus"
   Flight Science
Gravity
   What Is It?
   How does It Work?
   Why Do I weigh Less on the MoonThan on Earth?
   Free Fall
Newton's Laws of Motion
   Isaac's First Law of Motion
   Isaac's Second Law of Motion
   Isaac's Third Law of Motion
   Newton, Rockets, and Reader's Theatre
Space History
   A Space History Interview
   A Space History Museum
      Museum Display Suggestions
      Patch Design
      Museum Presentatino
      A Different Type of Timeline
STS:  Space Transportation System
   The Shuttle:  How it Works
      Background Information
      Summarizing Shuttle Facts
   Living in Space
      Communication Skills
      Astronaut for a Day
      Eating in Space
      Additional Living-in-Space Activities
Space Future
   The International Space Station
   Building a Space Station
    Science Fiction and the Space Station
Reproducible:  My Ideas About Flight
Reproducible:  Falling Objects
Reproducible:  The Egg Spin
Reproducible:  Rocket Balloons
Reproducible:  Rocket Balloon Record Sheet
Reproducible:  Space History Interview
Reproducible:  My One-Day Activity List
Reproducible:  Space Food
Annotated Bibliography
References and Resources
Electronic Sources

6 – RESPONDING TO LITERATURE

Compare/contrast
   Character Traits
   Retelling of Myths and Legends
Reality and Fiction
Cause and Effect:  Matching Game
Poetry
   Reading Poetry
      Choral Reading
      Dramatization
      Painting Poetry
   Poetry Patterns
      Limericks
      Haiku
      Couplets
      Pattern or Shape Poems
      Onomatopoeia
Retellings
   Movie Time
   Storylines
Reading and Writing Dialogue
Similes and Metaphors
Paragraph Writing
Prediction
Reproducible:  Character Traits
Reproducible:  comparing and Contrasting Versions of the Same Myth or Legend
Reproducible:  Movie Time
Reproducible:  Identifying Similes and Metaphors
Reproducible:  Planning for Paragraph Writing
Reproducible:  Prediction Building
Annotated Bibliography
References and Resources

 

APPENDIX
NASA Teacher Resource Centers
Other NASA Resources
Additional Aerospace Resources
Publications
Equipment Resources

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