Unit Study: Kindergarten Outer Space Adventure

Age and Grade Requirements

  • Age: 5-6 years old
  • Grade: Kindergarten


By the end of this unit study, students will be able to:

  1. Explore the wonders of outer space and the solar system.
  2. Understand basic concepts of planets, stars, and space exploration.
  3. Develop curiosity and appreciation for the universe.
  4. Enhance language skills through space-themed storytelling and discussions.
  5. Gain exposure to basic concepts of science, astronomy, and imagination.

Schedule (5 Days)

Day 1: Introduction to Outer Space

  • Introduction to the concept of outer space and the solar system
  • Identify and discuss the Sun, Moon, and Earth
  • Arts and crafts: Create “Space Collage” using pictures and craft materials

Day 2: Exploring Planets

  • Focus on planets: Discuss different planets in our solar system
  • Learn about their sizes, colors, and unique features
  • Science activity: Create “Planet Mobile” with paper cutouts

Day 3: Moon and Stars

  • Explore the Moon and stars: Discuss lunar phases and constellations
  • Engage in stargazing and moon observation (if possible)
  • Arts and crafts: Create “Glowing Moon” using glow-in-the-dark paint

Day 4: Space Exploration

  • Focus on space exploration: Discuss astronauts, rockets, and the International Space Station
  • Engage in a rocket launch simulation activity
  • Reading a related storybook

Day 5: Imagining Space and Culmination

  • Use imagination: Discuss aliens, space travel, and creative ideas about space
  • Arts and crafts: Create “Alien Masks” using paper and craft supplies
  • Culmination activity: Create a class “Space Exhibition” with students’ artwork and facts

Recommended Books (with Amazon Links)

  1. “There’s No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System” by Tish Rabe Amazon Link
  2. “If You Decide to Go to the Moon” by Faith McNulty Amazon Link
  3. “The Darkest Dark” by Chris Hadfield Amazon Link

Recommended Video Links

  1. StoryBots: “The Solar System” YouTube Link
  2. National Geographic Kids: “Planets of the Solar System” YouTube Link
  3. SciShow Kids: “Why Do Stars Twinkle?” YouTube Link

Arts and Crafts Activity

Create “Glowing Moon”: Use glow-in-the-dark paint to create a moon that glows at night.

Science Activity

“Planet Mobile”: Create a mobile with paper cutouts of different planets, discussing their order from the Sun.

Culmination Activity

Create a “Space Exhibition” where students’ space-themed artwork and facts are displayed, allowing them to showcase their understanding of the solar system and outer space.

Bible Connection

Discuss the concept of creation and the awe-inspiring nature of the universe as found in the Bible, exploring passages that highlight God’s role as the Creator of the heavens and the Earth (e.g., Genesis 1:1, Psalm 19:1).

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