Have you ever dreamed of traveling to the moon? Are you curious about our solar system? Want to participate in countless educational and fun space-themed activities and games? Thanks to our friends at NASA, you can travel into outer space from the comfort of your own living room!
Make sure to tag #ACJrAtHome to show us how your journey into space is going. And thanks to NASA for providing such awesome learning materials!
Tour the moon: Strap on your space boots kids, we’re going to the moon! With NASA’s virtual moon tour website, moon.nasa.gov, you can see a 360 degree view of our moon, anytime you want! You can click around and see pictures and stories from Human and Robot Landing Sites. You can read about all of the humans who have visited the moon. You can learn all about the phase of the moon, real time temperature, and the moon’s core. Everything you could ever want to know about the moon is here for you in an incredible highly interactive tool that’s super fun for martian moms and dads, and their moon children.
Tour the solar system: Far out, dude! When you’re done learning everything about the moon, why not give the rest of the solar system a spin at solarsystem.nasa.gov? This epic website is a real-time, living encyclopedia all about the robotic exploration of the solar system. We’ve got 8 planets (9 if you’re still #TeamPluto) to dig into, plus dward planets, even hypothetical planets, and their moons! Not enough for you? How about learning about asteroids, comets, and meteors – oh my! Looking for something a little bit more interactive? NASA has provided 10+ Things to Do with NASA at Home which includes awesome activities like instructions to build your own rocket, and fun science projects to do.
NASA STEM Engagement Activities: There are countless activities to do on the NASA STEM Engagement page for kids Grade K-4, 5-8, and 9-12! No matter what age or grade, there are an assortment of activities designed to inspire, engage, educate, and employ the next generation of explorers! Wanna solve a space puzzle? Ever tried to build your own edible spacecraft? Want to play some space-themed online games? How about a huge assortment of coloring pages and books? There is no shortage of resources here and they’re all out of this world!
NASA’s Space Place: We’re going to the Space Place! Get ready to explore Earth and space through this awesome kid friendly portal! Fun facts, games, crafts, activities, videos, and a ton more. This site has been kicking since 1998 and has been designed to educate and enrich upper-elementary-aged kids about our world, and beyond! It has material in both English and Spanish, plus resources for parents and teachers!