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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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Planet Plates

I just found these planet plates on Think Geek. I wonder if my astronomonsters would eat all of their food so they could look at the planets, or dump them clear so they could play with them? Anyway, I love … 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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Glow-in-the-dark planets puzzle, flashlights, and “darkoscopes”

The astronomonsters’ favorite Christmas gift this year was their Glow-in-the-Dark Space puzzle. It’s a 2×3 feet floor puzzle with 100 pieces. The backside is a black-line drawing of the planets so kids can color it if they want. The colored … 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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