Did you know that if you put Saturn in a giant glass of water it would float? Or how about that it takes eight and a half minutes for the light from the Sun to get to the Earth? Join Sylvan Dell in celebrating Space Day on May 7 by exploring the mysterious wonders of the universe.
Launched by Lockheed Martin in 1997, the Space Day educational initiative is a grassroots effort dedicated to extraordinary achievements, benefits and opportunities in the explorations and use of space. This annual event focuses on promoting math, science, technology and engineering education to children all over the world.
The topic of space is as vast as the universe, but Sylvan Dell has the answers for fun ways to learn about this final frontier we call space. Below are a few suggestions of ways to celebrate Space Day:
- Visit a planetarium or observatory. Learn about our solar system and other galaxies by looking through telescopes or watching a simulated motion of the sky.
- Make planets out of clay or paper plates. Create your own solar system by forming the size and shapes of each planet.
- Read a Sylvan Dell book about space. Check out Sylvan Dell’s three titles with entertaining and vividly illustrated stories about space: How the Moon Regained Her Shape, Pieces of Another World and Saturn for my Birthday.
While astronauts have made great advancements in space exploration, there is still much we don’t know about our universe. So, celebrate Space Day with Sylvan Dell by learning all you can about the marvels of the universe. You never know, you just might make a new discovery!
To learn more about Space Day and find special events in your area visit www.spaceday.org.