Virtual Family Day: Solar System

Create and discover with your family! Activities are designed for all ages.

Artist's rendition of the Solar System, showing the sun, planets, asteroids, and comets.

Image courtesy of NASA/JPL.

Explore our place in outer space! From the sun and planets to moons and asteroids, discover what makes our Solar System unique.

Activities To Do At Home:

The links are all PDF documents. 

  • Design a Rover: Design and build a model rover to explore a far-away planet or moon.

Example Solar Viewer made of cardstock and aluminum foil.Example Mars rover craft made with craft materials.Example Solar System Art: colorful planets drawn with crayon on a black watercolor background.
Left to Right: Solar Viewer, Design a Rover, and Create Out-of-This-World Art examples. 


 UAF Planet Walk Tour

This video was made by members of the UAF Society of Physics Students. Thank you for all your hard work!

Learn more about the UAF Planet Walk at the Geophysical Institute website.


How To Make and Use A Solar Viewer


For activities designed for kids ages 5 and under, go to our Virtual Early Explorers page.

For activities designed for kids ages 6-12, go to our Virtual Junior Curators page.

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UAMN is a proud partner of the National Informal STEM Education Network and member of the NASA Space Science Education Consortium.

NASA Space Science Education Consortium logo.This project was funded under NASA cooperative agreement NNX16AL65A. 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.