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Please note that this category for Grades K-2, ages 4-7 contains various subcategories divided by topics.

There should be a fun image for K-2 students listed here that exemplifies some of the topics in these projects.





    The National Space Society has a Book Review section for you.  This list of children's books is reviewed by NSS members and provided by NSS.


    Title:  Water in Space

    Author:  Frances Dellutri

    Grade Level:  K-2

    Subject Areas: Math, Science, Art


    Educational Standards: 

    Identify and describe shapes.
    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.G.A.1
    Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as abovebelowbesidein front ofbehind, and next to.
    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.G.A.2
    Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.
    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.G.A.3
    Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, "flat") or three-dimensional ("solid").

    NGSS: 2-PS1-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.

    National Core Arts Standards for Visual Arts - Kindergarten

    Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. Investigate, Plan, Make Engage in exploration and imaginative play with materials.


    Short Description: Students will have an opportunity to investigate an important property of water (surface tension) in an intriguing activity, then move the water's behavior seen on Earth to its behavior aboard the International Space Station - very cool!



    Title:   Gloves and 

    Gadgets 

    Author:  Frances Dellutri

    Grade Level:  K-2

    Educational Standards: NGSS: 2-PS1-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.


    Short Description: This activity can be done with any items you have at home or in the classroom.  The goal is to allow the students to role-play how astronauts manipulate their hands and fingers in space, outside their spacecraft,  to move around and to take care of their environment.  It may not be as easy as it looks!

    Title: Solar Eclipses (K-2)

    Author:  Kimberly Tran

    Grade levels: K-2

    Subject areas:  Astronomy, Math

    Standards: 1-ESS1-1.  Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.

    Short Description:  In this project, students will be introduced to Solar Eclipses and how to view them.