Here are a bunch of free resources I've gathered all about Astronomy! I will be writing a separate post in this series for our week's intensive unit study plan once I've figured it out!
Here is June's monthly star calendar (new each month)
Print a free copy of June's Skymap (you can adjust for whatever month you are doing this)
Online Star Map image
All about moon phases with pictures at each stage
A moon phase journal to fill out
Stars and Constellation Lapbook from Adventures in Child Rearing
Space Lapbook from Homeschool Share
Cindy Downes' Unit Study
From SAS Curriculum Pathways: FREE site for 6th through 12th grade, but you must register.
Planetary Motion activity
Characteristics of Our Solar System
Properties of Stars activity
The scale of planets and stars video:
On Youtube there is a series called: Crash Course: Astronomy. There are 20 episodes. (There may be references to the big bang theory, please preview. I haven't watched them all yet)
10 Astronomy Videos from Intoxicated on Life blog
Why isn't Pluto a planet anymore? On Youtube:
This video is SO awesome! Watch an astronaut on the ISS make herself some dinner - in microgravity!
Constellation Hunt - an interactive game
Stellarium - used in planetariums to simulate the night sky
Free books on Kindle (there were others too - search 'astronomy free')
Astronomy for Amateurs
A Field Book of the Stars
The Children's Book of Stars
Astronomy: The Science of Heavenly Bodies
History of Astronomy
Myths and Marvels of Astronomy
TONS of resources from Muses of a Mom!
Printables for all ages
Kids Astronomy Page
Adventures in Space Mathematics from Nasa - geared toward 7-9th grade
June's Night Sky Discovery Guide from Nasa (makes reference to "billions of years ago")
Cosmos for Kids
Space.com- lots of information
Planets for Kids
Windows to the Universe
I am linking with Weird Unsocialized Homeschooler's Weekly Wrap Up!!