Space for kids picks out the best activities and ideas for all ages.
Space for kids has a free planet printable, lapbook ideas, model probe and solar system, the best websites, games and activities.
And see how amazing the Universe really is.
NASA has made their complete collection of space photos, sounds and videos free for you to use in any way you like.
And the images are stunning!
Get your Planets printable here.
They also have interesting space video shorts about Jupiter's Moon Europa and What is a Dwarf Planet?
How about staying home and exploring space vitually with these fabulous suggestions from Payton?
Payton has been working on a
'Space Science: Sun, Moon and Stars' project
for her Science class and she found these websites particularly fun. Check out her suggestions:
Zoom in and out and discover the Planets in the Solar System Explorer
Play this space game to discover the techniques scientists use to research exoplanets.
Click on the red PLAY button to explore the digital Universe with this mega popular video from the American Museum of Natural History.
I've had a great suggestion for learning about the constellations from Stacy's daughters.
Watch out for the ads but this really is an excellent site.
Here's my son William with his homeschool model of the Planets:
Kay shared this wonderful space lesson in my Courageous Homeschooling Facebook support group.
It's a really simple and brilliant idea; so enticing Kay says she'd like to live inside it herself!
1. Tape a bunch of large boxes together.
2. Put a white table cloth inside them.
3. Stick a bunch of battery lights through the sides in the shape of constellations.
N.B. Kay says the pretty purple lights are Halloween battery operated ones (any will work ) from the dollar store.
4. Grab a duvet or a cushion and enter your constellation cave.
Bianka from my Courageous Homeschooling Facebook Group shared this wonderful space lapbook her son Christiaan made.
You can see how to make it and get free printables to go with space for kids activities on my page here.
NASA Space Place has put together a collection of YouTube videos about space. You can see kid friendly videos about Mars, the Moon, the Earth and the Solar System as well as a range of videos on kids activities at home.
The University of Central Florida has 5 STEM Space activities which look fun. You can try:
This space learning resources page has lots of information, including tonight's sky video series, beautiful celestial images for download and a gallery of high-resolution Hubble images.
Join the Apollo 11 mission at one minute to launch.
Watch film and audio footage form Mission Control, including all the space-to-ground audio.
What an amazing space resource for kids.
Jennifer has some fabulous suggestions for homeschool space studies:
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Brilliant ideas for space party snacks including rocket wraps and Earth cookies.
Download, print and make your own planetary globes for free! This Science Center working with NASA let's you make your own, including Jupiter and Mars...
Scott Manley is the go-to place to keep up with the latest happenings in space. (Suggested age: probably 12 years+).
Recommended by my homeschool son William along with over a million others, it's crammed with up-to-date videos and excellent info presented in a great way.
The popular podcast 13 Minutes To The Moon is back with the story of Apollo 13.
Jump on-board a doomed mission to the Moon. Gripping listening for all.
Space for kids really comes alive with Astronaut Chris Hadfield!
Our family went to see Chris speak about his time in space and he has become one of our heroes.
Here he is performing a simple science experiment designed by High School students on surface tension in space using a wet washcloth.
Both these are very inspiring books which help your kids see anything is possible - a great homeschool message which I am sure we would all love our kids to share.
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.'
Perfect if you're planning a space for kids project.
You can get a free guide here for homeschoolers wanting to teach astronomy. It has tips, curriculum advice and activity ideas, and helps spark kids getting interested in astronomy.
Looking at Space pictures is the way to really get kids amazed by the Universe. Here's a couple of great sites:
"We used glow-in-the-dark acrylic paint in addition to crayons to color the phases of the Moon.
We looked at the moon phases on the calendar and put them in the lamp."
~ Mi, Courageous Homeschooling Facebook group
You can also get this
free Moon phases layered wheel printable.
And if making a Space Probe has tempted you to visit Mars, check out all the amazing stuff on SpaceX.
It shows you all about the rocket they are making and their first mission to Mars in 2022 with fantastic photos and slideshows. Enjoy.