Resources March 27, 2017 Angela No comments

Free online classes about space



Okay, so I mentioned something about the’s Online Astronomy Academy in an earlier post. This post will discuss that very section of the website. Owned and operated by KidsKnowIt Network, is a terrific astronomy site for kids.

If you want free online classes about space for your child, this is the one to look into.

The’s Online Astronomy Academy offers a free sky map to users. The Sky Map is interactive, so users can decide what to check out.

There’s The Stars Tonight 5.2 app that allows you to print a free sky map. You can see which constellations are in the sky at a specific month and time. This means you can find the exact constellations on specific nights using a good telescope, which is the best companion for the sky map.

The sky map, once printed out, can be held against the sky at night to allow you to locate the constellations displayed in the vast expanse of the sky. It’s always a fantastic experience for a child to view each one with their own eyes using a premium telescope.


There’s even a button that lets you play a song for that specific topic on the page.

The Home Page provides a means for the user to select an Astronomy Packet they prefer to make use of. Course 1, which has 32 assignments in all, is suitable for users ages 7 to 11. On the other hand, Course 2, which has 48 assignments, is recommended for users ages 12 to 18.

This is a wonderful online course for novice astronomers who are on a journey to find out if they have what it takes to study astronomy as a full course in the future. It is a non-complicated means to studying astronomy without the boring classroom atmosphere. Learners can study the celestial objects at their pace, with no pressure to finish a course at a specific time frame.

Learners are not under a rigid setting but can still learn a lot with every course. There’s a recording form through which the course taker can note down their answers to the questions for each course.

There’s also a section that says Homeworksimplified, which provides the following: Free Homework help; Math; English; and Science. I have not explored that section too much since my son Jason is more into astronomy, and that’s what we have focused on.

One astronomy packet ought to be enough for the young learner to learn much each week. Since no one will be around to check the learner’s assignments, it will be up to them to cultivate a culture of determination and commitment to finish the chosen course by themselves.

If you want something that will engage your child’s curiosity about astronomy, just give the’s Online Astronomy Academy a try. You won’t regret it.



Resources March 1, 2017 Angela No comments

This website has helped me explain the solar system to Jason



My son Jason is an inquisitive kid like most kids his age. However, unlike most boys his age who are into motorcycles and scooters and such, my son is very much into astronomy. He loves science so much the telescope he was given by his granddad continues to be his most favorite thing in the house. It’s the last thing he holds at night. He even sleeps with it by his bedside.

I often have to remind him that sleeping with his telescope could cause the delicate or sensitive parts to get damaged, but he still finds a way to sneak the instrument onto his bedside table. Jason has grown so attached to his telescope that it has always been my perennial habit to check he doesn’t have it in his grasp when he sleeps at night.

Jason has plenty of questions about astronomy, and this has made me search far and wide and all over for the best website in astronomy for kids. Most of the sites available are filled with many interesting articles, but explaining each and every article to a child Jason’s age can be a tremendous challenge.

Fortunately, one of the other moms at Jason’s school also has a kid who is also very interested in astronomy. She told me about this website called I ventured into the website on my own, and I was impressed, sure enough. provides plenty of astronomy information for students and children of all ages. Even parents like me are likely to pick up plenty of pointers on celestial objects along the way.

Jason and I visit the site together, so I instantly know how to explain particular topics he finds a bit complicated, but those times are seldom because the site is as kid-friendly as any astronomy website for kids should be.


Owned and operated by KidsKnowIt Network, which also provides resources on other topics that kids will find equally interesting including memory, math, biology and dinosaurs, just to name a few, is a simple website where kids can truly learn about astronomy in an effortless manner.

The website comes with a self-guided course that is provided when you decide to take the tour. Your child even gets a special certificate of completion when they have completed the different learning packets they have selected on their own. is an free resource on astronomy that has been geared to enable children to enjoy learning about outer space. It presents a resource site that makes astronomy more interesting and not annoying.


Kids can enjoy exploring the moons of Jupiter and perhaps, even discover life on those distant worlds beyond our own.

I love that Jason can discover by himself just how expansive outer space is. He has even begun wondering if his Nana, granddaddy, himself and I could perhaps live in one of the other planets when the time comes.

It’s fun exploring with your child. There’s so much to learn, and there’s plenty to do. Your child will even become knowledgeable on what modern astronomers are doing to push the boundaries of space exploration each and every day.

Packed with activities, games, resources and fun facts, the website can help parents, Science teachers and students of all ages simply reach out and touch the universe in the convenience of the home.