Nicholas Copernicus and Galileo Galilei
Galilio Galilei (2/15/1584)
Italian astronomer and physicist.
He reasoned that falling objects of different weights would land at the same time.
This is fun and messy to try with eggs and feathers. Then graph the results.
Talk about and do a report on the Galilio Spaceprobe.
Do a report or presentation on Galilio himself. 
Nicolaus Copernicus (2/19/1473)
Polish astronomer.
He first recognized the sun as the center of our solar system.

Research Copernicus.

Research and do a graph on the planets.
Sizes, moons, what type of planet, distance from sun and distance from the Earth.

Make a model of our solar system.

Writing/journal- What would it be like to live on (planet of choice)?
What would you do if you met an alien from outer space?

Make models of what you think creatures from other planets would look like.
For older kids- research the gravity, climate, atmosphere on the other planets then make models of what the creatures would look like. Ex- if the gravity was stronger the creatures might be short and stumpy, if the gravity was thinner they might be tall and lanky.

If the weather is good take the kids outside at night and just look at the night sky and then let the kids write or draw about what they saw. 
Make them a pair of space binoculars to use- You will need:
2 toliet paper rolls painted black
duct tape
string/yarn
stickers- glow in the dark
Tape the rolls together with the tape that has been cut in half lengthwise so it is not so wide.
Punch holes in each roll on the outsides so you can tie the string/yarn to make a carrying loop.
Place the glow in the dark stickers on the binoculars and you are ready to go explore space.
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