World Space Week is an annual holiday observed from 4-10 October in various countries including Australia. It is defined by the United Nations as “an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition.”
The choice of the dates was based on the recognition of the launch of the first human-made Earth satellite Sputnik on 4th October 1957 and the signing of the Outer Space Treaty on 10th October 1967.
This is a great opportunity for the inquisitive little minds to learn about stars, planets, satellites and much more…
Le Toboggan suggests the following resources:
“Encyclopedie Junior, l’Espace“. Do you know that stars can be of different colours?
This encyclopaedia will provide all the information on space from where and when it all started to what are the planets made of. It comes with a quiz.
“Système Solaire“. Do you know the Earth is not the only planet which has active volcanoes? Do you want to find out about cosmic scars?
This book and the DVD will tell you all about our solar system. It comes with a quiz.
“Galileo Galilei e la torre di Pisa“, this easy to read bilingual book introduces the famous Italian astronomer, his life, his works and his discoveries.
Also comes with additional facts that can be used by a curious mind or in a school activity.
“Lo spazio da toccare“. Introduce the notions of our solar system with this tactile book. The children will love learning new things while touching different textures.