Spring is here! (If you’re in the northern hemisphere, that is.) If you’re in the southern hemisphere, fall is here! Happy March equinox to homeschoolers everywhere!
🔭 Homeschool Astronomy (Post Archives)
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. 🌟
You and your students can search for undiscovered pulsars in deep space, right from the comfort of your homeschool living room. (Really!) How cool is that?
Make the acquaintance of the brilliant white 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.
A homeschooling review of the northern hemisphere night sky for the month of March 2019
On Copernicus’ birthday, introduce your students to one of the most important books ever published: “On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres” (1543).
Remembering one of the great minds of history, Galileo Galilei (1564–1642), on the anniversary of his birth.
A homeschool review of the northern hemisphere night sky for the month of February 2019, and an invitation to make the acquaintance of the red giant Betelgeuse:
“Is such the stellar gauge of earthly show, / Nation at war with nation, brains that teem, / Heroes, and women fairer than the skies?” (An extra homeschool poem-of-the-week, from Thomas Hardy, for the lunar eclipse.)
Don’t miss the homeschool astronomical event of the season: a total lunar eclipse on the night of 20–21 January 2019.
Visiting the far side of the moon with the Chinese Chang’e 4 lunar lander (and Horace the River Otter).
A homeschooling review of the northern hemisphere night sky for January 2019, with special notes on the upcoming lunar eclipse!
It’s the first day of winter in the northern hemisphere (and the first day of summer in the southern hemisphere). A crossword puzzle from NASA will help your homeschoolers learn all about it.