Category Archives: The Planets

My Weight on Other Worlds Worksheet

Here is a PDF you can download and print: a worksheet for calculating your weight on other worlds. There are some neat web pages with automatic calculators–type in your Earth weight and voila!–but this is an alternative, to sit down … Continue reading

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Poor Mercury

Poor Mercury. I’ve been thinking about poor Mercury since we got this floor puzzle of the planets that pictures them in order with their names labeled and a planet fact for each one. Can you guess what Mercury’s was? Mercury … Continue reading

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Two more nonfiction picture books that read like story books

I need a better title or a better way to categorize this type of book: Back in September of 2011 I reviewed five books which I awkwardly called “nonfiction picture books that read like story books,” and I have two … Continue reading

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Walk on Jupiter and Eat Mars: Teaching the Solar System Through Silliness

Can you walk on Jupiter? You can if it’s a picture of Jupiter on a floor puzzle. My Astronomonsters’ love Solar System floor puzzles. We have a few different kinds of Solar System floor puzzle, all of varying quality. My … Continue reading

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J is for Jupiter: A Planet Alphabet Matching Game

Does your preschooler know all of the planets but not all of the alphabet? If so, I have a free download for you: planet alphabet activity. I don’t know what sort of market there is for this outside of my … Continue reading

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Solar System Floor Puzzle

We’ve been all about floor puzzles in my house lately, especially solar system floor puzzles. We have two different solar system puzzles and a coral reef puzzle. The reef puzzle is a little challenging for toddlers, but they had fun … Continue reading

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Jupiter — That’s What’s Up!

Have you been noticing a bright yellow star shining in the east/northeast at twilight, or higher in the east/southeast through the evening, or high in the south at midnight? If you’re thinking of the same bright star as me, you’re … Continue reading

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