Space Science Activities
Each theme has a variety of hand-on activities that can be adjusted for different
ages and settings. Activities are designed to be done with easily-available materials,
and can be adapted to do at home, in a classroom, or in an afterschool program.
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Choose a Theme!
Aurora: NASA/Sebastian Saarloos.
Sun: NASA/GSFC/Solar Dynamics Observatory.
Moon: UAF photo by Todd Paris, 2014.
Solar System: NASA/JPL.
Stars: NASA/Bill Ingalls.
Exploring the Universe: NASA/JPL-Caltech.
For more activities on a variety of themes, go to these pages:
- Virtual Early Explorers (ages 5 and under, with adult)
- Virtual Junior Curators (ages 6 and up, with adult)
- Virtual Family Days (all ages)
Check Out Hands-On Kits
Borrow kits and teaching objects to teach about the Sun, aurora, and outer space.
For more information, go to the Kits & Materials page.
This project was funded under NASA cooperative agreement NNX16AL65A and cooperative agreement number NNH15ZDA004C. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.