6 ways to send the kids to outer space...from home!
Don’t let the School Holidays get the better of you. Whilst escaping to outer-space yourself might be tempting, keep the little ones busy with some space themed activities instead! Here are our favourite picks for bringing the astronomical down to earth. They’re educational, easy and best of all, FUN!
Balloon Rocket | Paging Fun Mums
Nebula Jars | Mom Dot
Galaxy Telescope | Inna’s Creations
Rocket Fueled Jet Pack | Doodle Craft Blog
Constellation Sensory Bag | Playground Park Bench
DIY Space Costume Ideas | Ladyland
Just in case the kids ask…
What is a galaxy?
According to the dictionary
A galaxy is a gravitationally bound system of stars, stellar remnants, interstellar gas and dust, and dark matter.
What is a nebula?
According to Wikipedia
A nebula (Latin for “cloud”; pl. nebulae, nebulæ, or nebulas) is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases. Originally, nebula was a name for any diffuse astronomical object, including galaxies beyond the Milky Way.
What is gravity?
Gravity is the force by which a planet or other body draws objects toward its center. The force of gravity keeps all of the planets in orbit around the sun.
What is a black hole?
According to NASA
A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light can not get out. The gravity is so strong because matter has been squeezed into a tiny space. This can happen when a star is dying. Because no light can get out, people can't see black holes.
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