CLASSROOM | WEEK 35 - April 21, 2019

National Day Calendar Classroom - Week 35 - April 21, 2019

CLASSROOM WEEK 35 – APRIL 21, 2019

This week the classroom looks to the skies! Sky Awareness Week takes place the last full week in April, and it’s a wonderful time to learn about meteorology, moon cycles, and astronomy. 

We also include a crossword puzzle from one of our favorite days of the year – National Talk Like Shakespeare Day. 

Don’t forget to explore the trivia and puzzle page, too! The archive takes a look back a Talk Like Shakespeare Day for a fun way to celebrate in the classroom. There’s always something to #CelebrateEveryDay around here!

As always, sharing on social media isn’t required; learning is. But if you do, please use #NDCClassroom to share on social media.

Resources – Sky Awareness Week

There are many resources on the internet and at your local libraries. Don’t hesitate to seek out more than what we list here, but we have provided several excellent resources for classroom projects regarding astronomy and weather. 

astronomy.org
spaceplace.nasa.gov
mcdonaldobservatory.org
teachjunkie.com
scholastic.com
weareteachers.com

 

Meteor Showers

This year during Sky Awareness Week, the Lyrid meteor shower will be in its waning days. That doesn’t mean there isn’t an opportunity to enjoy it or to learn more about meteor showers. 

Visit earthsky.org for viewing info.