Space for kids picks out the best Space activities and ideas to get you inspired.
Find free games, take your own photos using a remote telescope, build a homeschool probe, watch Brian Cox, and see how amazing the Universe really is.
Space Games For Kids
NASA's Space Place
has some great free space games. One of my son William's homeschool favorites is Quest
for a Comet where you are in charge of an orbiter and lander and have to
transmit data back to Earth.
Galaxy Zoo is similar to the above, where you can help astronomers explore the Universe
Zooniverse links you into Solar storm watch, the Milky Way Project and many more.
Use A Remote Telescope
I've checked with the Astro-Physics Department of Liverpool University, and if you are a home educator in the UK you can use a remote telescope based in the Canaries to take your own images of the Planets, Moon, galaxies etc.
It's a fantastic resource called the Liverpool Telescope run by the schools observatory which William and I enjoy using. Put your own address and contact details and enter 'Other' where it says 'School Category.'
All About Space is a monthly magazine which William and I think is really great.
link isn't an affiliate link which means I get nothing for suggesting this magazine,
but like all the recommendations on my homeschool website I choose what I suggest
not for money but because I hope they'll be useful.
If you're looking for a way to make space for kids interesting and keep up with all the latest discoveries - this is it!
I read this book on holiday camping with the stars shining above the
tent! A book to inspire Space for kids by one of the best presenters
Pictures Of Space
Looking at Space pictures is the way to really get kids amazed by the Universe. Here's a couple of great sites:
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