Little Book, Big Universe
A non-fiction text from Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith this book provides everything you need to explore Australia's night skies – except a telescope. Full of interesting facts about our universe, time travel and planet hunting this book also explains how to take amazing photos in the dark. There is comic relief provided by aptly named but completely unrelated newspaper illustrator First Dog On The Moon.
As the book is all about space, space travel and exploring the stars above and below us we have designed 6 Space themed activities including a cut and paste moon phases activity, a colourful chalk drawing of the Aurora Australis, a cartesian plane map of some constellations, an intergalactic colour by number, a code breaking riddle to solve and a planetary crossword to test how well the book was read.
The games below are advertisement free and will open in a new window. They can be played by children online as many times as they like. The Match Up Memory Card Game will allow children to improve their memory while the Maze Game lets them develop strategy and problem solving skills while having fun. These games will also build children's attention, concentration and focus, visual recognition and short-term memory. Enjoy.