Space Science
 
Planets, Space Stations, and more...

 

Welcome to the Earth's Kids Space Science and Astronomy page!
 
Check out our great games, learning links and videos!
 

 

Videos

International Space Station Life

NASA Sci Files segment exploring the International Space Station and how living in space is different than living on Earth.

 

 

Future Space Travel

NASA Sci Files segment exploring the future of space travel including people vacationing, working, and living in space.  Includes the space toilet.

 

 

What are Meteors, Meteoroids, and Meteorites?

NASA Sci Files segment explaining what meteors, meteoroids, and meteorites are and the differences in these.

 

More Videos

A Day Aboard the Space Shuttle

Astronauts show how to take a shower, eat breakfast and brush their teeth!
 

Living Aboard a Space Shuttle, a Home Away From Home
 


Gravity on Earth Versus Gravity in Space: What's the Difference?

 

The Role of Microgravity in Research

Learn why microgravity is a good environment for scientific research.
 

Brain Bites™: Why Do Astronauts Live in Cans?

Share this video with your students to show them why cylinders are the shape of choice for space station design.
 

The Universe

Watch clips from this History Channel sponsored series.  Includes Phases of the Moon, Navigating by the Stars, Viewing a Solar Eclipse, Behold the Milky Way.
 

 

Young Astronomers Can Represent!

...The Solar System that is.  Choose one of the kits below to create a colorful representation of the planets in our own Sol system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 Great Games!
 

 Black Hole Rescue!
Save the words from the monstrous gravitational forces.
 

 Gravitational Crossword
Catch a Gravitational Crossword Wave, Dude!
 

Let's Go to Mars

You and your crew are about to blast off to Mars!  Now you must decide what to take on the long journey in space.

  Nanosat Flingman
Launch a spacecraft as if it were a Frisbee!


NASA Kids' Club: Rocket Builder

Build a fleet of rockets in this online game.
 

NASA Kids Club: Star Fall

Learn what star colors mean while playing this fun "collapse" game.

 

 Solar System Switch-a-roo!
Put clues together to find the planets and moons.
 

 Tails of Wonder
Test your comet IQ and grab some comet dust.
 


Why Do We Only See One Side of the Moon? 

This NASA's Brain Bites video will answer the question.


The moon rotating and revolving around Earth

 

 

Learning Links
 

Explore the Solar System and the Universe

Discover stars, planets, and galaxies, as you explore the solar system and the universe. Explore the eight planets and beyond to deep space objects in this informative overview for older students.


Galaxies Galore, Games and More

Games, activities, plus teacher tips.  Don't miss this additional information for teachers.

 

Kids Earth and Sky

This website offers a lot to think about -- from pearls to penguins, and Jupiter to jellyfish. Stop on by and listen to one of their radio shows, or enter their young illustrators contest.

 

NASA for Kids

Interesting and fun facts, contests, and activities from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

 

NASA Kids Club

Play Mars Fun Zone, Buzz Lightyear Travels to Space, NASA Picture Dictionary, and more.

 

NASA Space Place for Kids

Includes Teachers Corner and Project Ideas.

 

Star Child

Age appropriate astronomy info presented by NASA and HEASARC.  With sections for young kids, a more advanced version for older kids, plus an area for 14 and older, this site ensures that  every kid interested in astronomy can come away with treasured insights into the stars, the planets, black holes, and more.  Printable materials for teachers.

Views of the Solar System

Images and information suitable for more middle school and above.

 

Lesson Plans

 

 

Activity Sheets

The Nine Planets
 

Things You Can Use in Space Astronaut and Space Ship
 

About Space P rintable Activity Book
from About.com.  27 pages to color. 

Space Coloring Sheets
 From TOPEX/Poseidon Pictures

Space Activity Sheets
 from Enchanted Learning
 

Space Shuttle Word Search
from Kaboose

Space Word Jumble
from Kaboose

 

Wall-E -- Download and print your free activity book! 
Coloring fun, dot to dot, and more.
 

 

 

 

 

 

More Lesson Plan Ideas

Eyes On the Sky, Feet On the Ground

Hands on astronomy activities for kids on topics including the Earth's orbit and rotation, Time and the Calendar, Mapping, the Solar System, and the Moon.

Many More Astronomy & Space Lesson Plans
 

Teacher Developed Earth & Space Science Lessons & Classrooms Activities

 

Study Up, At Home or School

...Young astronomers can learn more with these computer games, video, and books. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 


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