This Sun Unit Study could be a long lasting unit.
There are so many avenues to take... The sky is the limit!
The resources listed may not all be available to you but
many researches could be done on the Internet alone.
Be sure to make use of your local library and if an
item is available through the ILL Service, get it.
May you and your children have lots of fun
doing this Sun Unit Study.
In His Service,
Note: I prepared this unit for my children who (at this writing)
are 6 years old, 9 years old and 13 years old.
Gen. 1:14-19; Deut. 4:19; Ps. 84:11; Is. 60:20; Mal. 4:2;
Eccl. 12:2; Matt. 5:45; Jer. 15:9; Ps. 136:8
Use concordance, find other verses that talk about the sun.
Copy verses for the week every day.
Dictate sentences from the material used throughout the week.
Copy vocabulary words daily. Or use words found in
your daily reading. Give a test at the end of the week.
Use some of the links and books listed to put your
own unit together. Make a solar system mobile.
My youngest children are using the "Space & the Planets"
and the "Let's Investigate Space" workbooks.
Memorize the planets in order.
Prepare a list of questions to start your unit study.
You can use the question list I have prepared or use
your own list, created from books read.
Do math work pages from math workbook.
Miquon - Making Math Meaningful
Write the solar system rhyme to help you
memorize the order of the planets.
Create a word search using information found in
the resource material.
Study the life of an astronomer or person who made an
impact in the discovery of the solar system.
Write a biography about the person you studied.
A few interesting persons: Johann Kepler, Isaac Newton, William
Herschel, Weinher von Braun, William Huggins, John Flamsteed,
Edward H, Maunder.
As you study the life of an astronomer or other person, find out
about his/her background. Did the area he/she came from influence
is choice of career? What can you find out about his/her home town?
Where are spacecrafts launched from?
Why? How? Does the geographical location matter?
In what way? Could it happen elsewhere?
Make a sundial when the weather permits it.
Art may consist of projects that you are doing through
A mobile can be made out of a hanger, string
and paper plates, or old CDs.
The workbooks my children are using
have a few projects listed.
I have a little unit that I prepared for my preschoolers.
For this unit, I used some of the books listed in the "Book Resources."
Several activities could be done for the age level.
Click here to see the Mini Sun Unit.
Considering God's Creation by Mortimer and Smith
Creation Ex Nihilo (AIG) June-Aug 2000 Vol. 22, #3
Creation Illustrated Winter 1998 Vol. 4, # 4
DK Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia
DK Encyclopedia of Space and the Universe (CD)
DK Eyewitness Readers Whatever the Weather
DK Picturepedia Space
DK Science Encyclopedia
DK Spacebusters The Race to the Moon by Philip Wilkinson
DK Space Encyclopedia
DK Visual Encyclopedia
DK Why does lightning strike? by Terry Martin
DK Why do volcanoes erupt? by Christopher Maynard
Dogs in Space by Nancy Coffelt
How Come? by Kathy Wollard
Kids Discover Solar System
Kids Discover Sun
I know About Planets by Chris Jaeggi
Incredible Universe by Caroline Bingham
Into Space by Anita Ganeri and Jakki Wood
I Wonder Why Stars Twinkle by Carole Stott
Let's Investigate Space by Teacher Created Materials
Men of Science Men of God by Henry Morris
Modern Earth Science by Holt, Rinehart and Winston
Our Amazing Sun by Richard Adams
Our Solar System by Seymour Simon
Our Planet Earth by Scholastic
Planets and Stars by Nicholas Booth
Postcards from Pluto by Loreen Leedy
Science in the Creation Week by David Unfred
Science Notes: Heat by Frank Schaffer Publications, Inc.
Science Starter by Time-Life Books
Sky and Earth by Time-Life Books
Solar System Planets by Lynda Sorensen
Solar System Sun by Lynda Sorensen
Space and the Planets by Brighter Vision Learning Adventures
Space Exploration CD Rom
Space Speculation CD Rom
Sun by Gregory L. Vogt
The Big Dipper by Franklyn M. Branley
The Big Little Golden Book of Planets by Robert Bell
The Glow in the Dark Night Sky Book by Clint Hatchett
The Inner Planets CD Rom
The Magic School Bus Hello Out There by Scholastic Inc.
The Magic School Bus Out of this World by Scholastic Inc.
The Magic School Bus Sees Stars by Scholastic Inc.
The Moon Seems to Change by Franklyn M. Branley
The Outer Planets CD Rom
The Sun by Michael George
The Universe CD Rom
Understanding Weather and Climate CD Rom
Usborne Astronomy and Space by Lisa Miles & Alastair Smith
Usborne Book of the Seasons by Angela Wilkes
Who Owns the Sun by Stacy Chbosky
Unit created by Lara in March 2003.
True Light Academy.