August 9 – 15: Space

Meet astronauts and virtually visit the planets and stars.

Look up! If you go outside on a clear night this week, you’ll have a good chance of seeing a shooting star as part of the Perseid meteor shower. On the Michigan Learning Channel, we’ll explore outer space with videos from NASA Astronauts and a special virtual event with the Michigan Science Center.

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Don’t have a printer? MLC will be distributing activity books for this week on August 11 at Hamlett Temple CME Church (13600 Wyoming St, Detroit, MI 48238).

Pre-K - Grade 2

Get this week’s activities for Pre-K – Second Grade learners.

Grades 3 - 6

Get this week’s activities for Third – Sixth Grade Learners.

Events

Force and Motion with Ready Jet Go, Detroit PBS Kids, and Michigan Learning CHannel

Rockets with Ready, Jet, Go!

Online Event on August 10 at 10am

Mchigan Science Center amazing astronomy and fantastic physics

Explore Space with the Michigan Science Center

Online Event on August 12 at 10am

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  • Stars
    Lesson 16

    Stars

    Pre-K

    Moby tells us about shooting stars; Wimee and friends write a story about a falling moon; Mr. Brad translates the key story words in Swahili and talks about da…

  • Astronauts
    Lesson 15

    Astronauts

    Pre-K

    Moby tells us what astronauts do in space; Wimee and friends write a story about an astronaut who forgot to pack his fruit; Ms. Grace translates the key story …

  • Space Part 2
    Lesson 116

    Space Part 2

    4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    This week's theme is Space. On today's episode of Extra Credit, we make paper rockets, meet an engineer who helps people explore outer space, and remember the …

  • Space Part 1
    Lesson 115

    Space Part 1

    4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    This week's theme is Space. On today's episode of Extra Credit we build our own straw rockets, learn about space food, make our own comics, and so much more!

  • Astronaut: A Message in Sign Language
    Lesson 2

    Astronaut: A Message in Sign Language

    Career Exploration9th - 12th Grade

    Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Astronaut, signs in ASL a special message to students.

  • NASA Space Crafts: Mathematician on the Go in Honor of Katherine Johnson
    Lesson 2

    NASA Space Crafts: Mathematician on the Go in Honor of Katherine Johnson

    ArtScience3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Katherine Johnson is known for being human computer and one of the original Hidden Figures at the National Advisory Committee, the precursor to NASA’s Langley …

  • #AskNASA: How Do Astronauts Use the Potty in Space?
    Lesson 2

    #AskNASA: How Do Astronauts Use the Potty in Space?

    Science1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade, Kindergarten

    Hygiene, eating, sleeping — life operates a tad differently when you're in space.Join NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir as she answers some of our popular questions …

  • #AskNASA: How Are We Going to the Moon?
    Lesson 1

    #AskNASA: How Are We Going to the Moon?

    Science1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade, Kindergarten

    NASA Spacesuit Engineer Lindsay Aitchison answers the question “How are we going to the Moon?” She addresses key questions about our plans to explore the Moon …