Astronomy is a field of study that has many different aspects. In school, children are introduced to a relatively small percentage of all of what astronomy has to offer. For this reason, it can be difficult to find astronomy projects that are both relevant to what your child is studying in school and that are appropriate for whatever age category they are in. Other variables to consider include the fact that not everyone will have the materials needed to make all of the different astronomy crafts that are out there. There is some searching that takes place in order to find the right craft for the right age and have that craft make sense with what you have at home or are willing to buy. This is why the Internet is such a valuable tool. With the Internet you can narrow down the hundreds of thousands of ideas related to making astronomy crafts, to find the craft that is perfect for your child. With a few clicks of the mouse you can read, get pictures of and in some cases watch videos that will help you to better understand how you can make a certain craft.
Of course you should feel free to browse the Internet to search for activities that you think will be fun. Internet search engines are designed to do some of the work for you when you are searching for something online because the search engine automatically puts the most popular sites in a certain category at the top of your search list. Images are shown at the top of the page in most cases so you have the opportunity of both seeing and reading a summary of the astronomy craft options that are available to you. But there are those who are intimidated by Internet searches, and for good reason. The Internet’s strength is also a weakness to many; with so much information at your disposal it is difficult to know where to start or how to narrow the field. That is why the following list of online sources for astronomy crafts was compiled. The following list contains some of the most popular websites that specialize in astronomy crafts for kids.
This astronomy website appeals to those who are visual learners as it contains a moving diagram of the sun and the planets orbiting around it. You can learn more about any of the individual planets by clicking on the one you want to learn more about. You will be directed towards another page that contains more details about the individual planet that you have selected. This website also has astronomy activities for kids including crossword puzzles, word searches, coloring pages and jokes. This site is most appealing for slightly older children who have the language skills necessary to complete word puzzles.
This astronomy website is sponsored by NASA. The goal of the makers of the site is to help kids learn about the various terms used when talking about astronomy and makes this process simpler by providing a picture dictionary that you can browse through. There is even a brief video clip that is designed to help kids understand what it would be like to be aboard the space shuttle. This website also has astronomy activities for kids including mazes, coloring pages and memory games.
This astronomy website is for the even more discerning aspiring astronomer as it has more detailed information about each planet and the sun. This site has a number of interesting photographs that can be used as inspiration to make a variety of crafts including diagrams and art projects.