Make the acquaintance of the pole star Polaris in the constellation Ursa Minor this month, one of the most important stars in the northern hemisphere sky, and make it your homeschool friend and landmark for life.
🔭 Homeschool Astronomy (Recent Posts)
Then felt I like some watcher of the skies
When a new planet swims into his ken.
A collection of great homeschool teaching ideas, resources, and little lessons on stars, planets, constellations, comets, meteors, galaxies, space exploration, and other astronomy-related topics from the River Houses Homeschool Network. Add your name to our free River Houses mailing list and get posts like these delivered right to your mailbox every week! 😊
❡ Star bright: This Homeschool Astronomy collection also includes our special series of monthly Great Star posts that introduce you and your students to twelve of the brightest stars of the northern hemisphere night sky. 🌟
A homeschool review of educational wonders to watch for in the northern hemisphere night sky during the month of May 2021.
Make the acquaintance of “the little king” Regulus in the constellation Leo the Lion this month, one of the brightest stars in the northern hemisphere sky, and make it your homeschool friend for life.
“Sure on this shining night / I weep for wonder / Wandering far alone / Of shadows on the stars.” (On this day in the year 2063, in a remote area near Bozeman, Montana, a Vulcan survey ship will make first contact with the human race. And some of today’s homeschoolers will probably be around to see it!)
A homeschool review of educational wonders to watch for in the northern hemisphere night sky during the month of April 2021.
Spring is here! In the northern hemisphere, that is; in the southern hemisphere, fall is here! Happy March 2021 equinox to homeschoolers everywhere!
Make the acquaintance of the brilliant nearby star Sirius, “the dog star,” in the constellation Canis Major this month — the brightest star in earth’s night sky — and make it your homeschool friend for life.
“Till rising and gliding out I wander’d off by myself, / In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time, / Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars.” (Our homeschool poem-of-the-week, from Walt Whitman, contrariwise, for John Herschel and Albert Einstein.)
A homeschool review of educational wonders to watch for in the northern hemisphere night sky during the month of March 2021.
NASA’s Perseverance rover is scheduled to land on Mars this week, and we grabbed a seat and are going along for the ride. You and your homeschool scientists can come along too.