NASA Science at Home Activities

Sun, Grades 6-12
Electromagnetic Spectrum

A downloadable book and companion video to introduce you to electromagnetic waves and how... Learn More

Solar System, Grades 3-5
Space Resources

Use data, interactive models, and videos to explore patterns caused by Earth’s rotation and... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 6-8
Photo of group of people watching solar eclipse

Watch the video and witness the emotional reactions of people experiencing a total solar... Learn More

Solar System, Grades 3-8
Where are the Small Worlds?

Explore the view of our solar system from the perspective of the Sun and collect data on small... Learn More

Solar System, Everybody
No Small Steps

Learn about NASA's Space Launch System and the challenges of deep space exploration in this... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-8
Carmen Travels the World

Carmen Travels the World is an activity in map reading that supports students' learning of how... Learn More

Moon, Grades 6-8
Phases of the Moon

Explore the phases of the Moon in this cool 80's retro style experience featuring your AI friend... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 3-12

Mini lessons on the phytoplankton that live in the surface waters of the ocean; connected... Learn More

Solar System, Everybody

The Solar System Treks are online, browser-based portals that allow you to visualize, explore,... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 3-12
Feature Hunter

Help NASA develop training data for computers to recognize Earth features from the ISS and Space... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-2
Night Light Game

Observe how objects in a dark space can only be seen when light enters the space in this... Learn More

All Science, Grades 6-12
ViewSpace Video Library

This video library gives you an opportunity to explore our planet, solar system, galaxy, and... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-2
Sun setting in the sky

Observe how the Sun, Moon, and stars appear to move across the day and night sky. Use this... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 9-12
Simulation of ocean currents around the world

Watch this animated model that illustrates how the surface currents of the ocean move around the... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 6-8
Satellite imagery of precipitation over the Pacific Northwest

Watch an animation to learn about the accumulation of rainfall over the western United... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 3-12

Mini lessons on how scientists use albedo to measure change in the cryosphere; connected to... Learn More

Moon, Grades 6-8
Lunar eclipse illustration

Learn about the mechanics of lunar eclipses with these videos and visualizations that show the... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 6-12
Landsat Activity

Make your own animated GIF of a Landsat scene time series using LandTrendr. Share your creation... Learn More

Solar System, Grades K-5
HEO Scan

Find online and hands-on activities related to human space exploration for elementary students... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 3-12
My NASA Data

Mini lesson on Crosscutting Concept: Scale, Quantity, and Proportion; connected to Google... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 6-8
Visualization of ocean currents

Observe simulated ocean flows at the surface and at 2,000 meters below the surface with these... Learn More

Universe, Grades 3-12
Exoplanet Resource Guide

A collection of resources (science background, activities, multimedia, posters/handouts,... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 3-8
Moon's Shadow

This visualization shows how the amount of sunlight reaching the ground is affected by the Moon... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 3-12

Mini lessons on explosive volcanic eruptions and their impact on the planet; connected to Google... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 9-12
Data visualization of atmospheric CO2

Learn how the amount of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere has changed over time and how it... Learn More

Universe, Grades 3-12
Universe Unplugged

Explore the universe of astronomy with videos that entertain and inform! Universe Unplugged... Universe Unplugged

Universe, Grades 3-12
Girls Steam Ahead

Help your community explore the wonders of NASA science, and celebrate the contributions of... Learn More

Universe, Grades 6-12
Universe Unplugged

Explore the universe of astronomy with videos that entertain and inform; Universe Unplugged... Learn More

Universe, Grades 3-12
Recoloring the Universe

Using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other satellites on exploded stars, star-... Learn More

Solar System, Grades 3-5
Mundos Pequenos

Observe the speed of small worlds to determine their location in the solar system.

Earth Science, Grades K-2
Objects and Light

Observe how objects can be seen in a dark space when light enters the space, and how different... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-5
Identifying Landforms and Bodies of Water

Explore and identify landforms and bodies of water on a map of the world; it is anticipated that... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-8
The Water Cycle

Gain an understanding of Earth’s water cycle by completing a webquest and building a model of... Learn More

Moon, Grades 6-8
Kingdom in Peril

Save your kingdom from revolt by demonstrating that solar eclipses are predictable, natural... Learn More

Moon, Grades 6-8
Kingdom in Peril

Save your kingdom from rebellion by decoding the cryptic letters left by attackers and explore... Learn More

Solar System, Grades 6-8
Space Resources Grades 6-8

Visualize the scale of the solar system and explore how the relative positions and motions of... Learn More

All Science, Grades 6-12
NASA Science Rewind

The Scientific Visualization Studio wants you to learn about NASA programs through visualization... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 6-8
Visualization of tsunami propagation

Observe how a tsunami, triggered by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake in Japan in 2011, propagates and... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-8
Water Conservation

This lesson helps students think about ways humans use freshwater and how we can conserve this... Learn More

Universe, Grades 6-12
ViewSpace: Unveiling the Invisible Universe

There is more to the universe than meets the human eye, most of what we know about the universe... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 6-8
Story of Earth Resources

Observe our colorful and dynamic planet up close through satellite images and explanatory models... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 3-5
What is climate illustration

Learn about the basic relationship between weather and climate is this video that contrasts the... Learn More

Moon, Grades 6-8
Kingdom in Peril

Explore the arrangement of the Sun, Earth, Moon system, and inclination of the Moon’s orbit... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 6-8
Visualization of global winds

Observe atmospheric circulation on Earth with these visualizations from NASA; see global... Learn More

Solar System, Grades 3-12
Moon Rock Webinar

This webinar explains how lunar samples connect the past, present, and future. There are... Learn More

Universe, Grades 6-12
MicroObservatory

NASA's space science researchers control some of the world's most sophisticated space probes and... Learn More

Solar System, Everybody
So You Want to go to Mars?
This video series will teach you about the International Space Station and space travel.
Earth Science, Grades 9-12
Visualization of global sea surface currents

This animation shows Earth’s ocean surface currents colored by corresponding sea surface... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 6-8
Jet Stream visualization

Learn about Earth’s jet streams with these visualizations from NASA. Fast-moving belts of wind,... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 6-8
Visualization of global precipitation

Learn about patterns in global precipitation with this gallery of data visualizations that show... Learn More

Universe, Grades 6-12
3D printing the X-ray universe

3D modeling objects in our Universe offers a unique tool to understand scientific data and while... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 3-12

Mini lessons on the Urban Heat Island phenomenon and the impact an environment has on absorbing... Learn More

Universe, Grades 3-12
Astrophysics Picture of the Day

A new picture everyday! Print out today's APOD and start a family discussion! Guess what is... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-5
Landforms and bodies of water

Students gain experience creating models of landforms and bodies of water, reviewing the... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-2
Earth System Resources

Explore different landforms and bodies of water around the world, observe and map landforms and... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-8
Connect the Spheres

This activity was developed to give participants an understanding of Earth’s four spheres and... Learn More

Universe, Grades 9-12
transit method

Learn how astronomers search for extrasolar planets using the transit method through these... Learn More

Universe, Grades 9-12
Kepler's Laws

See the orbits of various artificial Earth satellites and how they demonstrate Kepler’s laws of... Learn More

All Science, Grades 3-12
What is CubeSat?

Learn the basics of CubeSats, the small spacecraft that are designed and built to... Learn More

Universe, Everybody
Night Sky Network

Look up! What can you see in the sky tonight? Skywatching and online activities for the whole... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 6-8
Weather and Climate Resources

Observe global patterns in weather and climate and visualize how regional climates are affected... Learn More

Universe, Grades 6-12
Eyes on Exoplanets

“Eyes on Exoplanets” will fly you to any planet you wish—as long as it's far beyond our solar... Learn More

Universe, Grades K-8

StarChild is a learning center for young astronomers to learn about the solar system, the Milky... Learn More

Solar System, Grades 3-8
Small Worlds: Women in STEM

Explore la vista de nuestro sistema solar desde la perspectiva del Sol y recopile datos sobre... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-8
Water Cycle

Students will learn about the water cycle and how energy from the sun and the force of gravity... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-8
Earth's Water

This activity will give participants an understanding of how much and where water is on Earth by... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 3-5
Simulation of delta formation

See how deltas have formed at the mouths of the Atchafalaya River and Wax Lake Outlet with video... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 9-12
Weather and Climate Resources

Analyze and explore the flow of energy into and out of Earth’s systems using models of global... Learn More

Solar System, Grades 6-8
Chart of the sun and planets

Observe the dynamic Sun and the rotation of the eight major planets in our solar system in this... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-2
Juicy Light

Explore how light responds when it interacts with different types of juice in a live-action... Learn More

All Science, Grades 3-12
How do cubesats get into orbit?

Learn how CubeSats catch a ride into space on rockets that have extra room for the small... Learn More

Sun, Grades 3-5
Play Helios!

In this game, students will keep the Sun shining bright by combining protons and neutrons in... Learn More

Universe, Grades 9-12
Celestial Jukebox

Use the pattern of sound to observe transits. Derive Kepler’s Third Law from the data collected... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 3-5
Weather and Climate Resources

Analyze weather patterns across different seasons, interpret climate zones across the United... Learn More

Solar System, Everybody
Building Rovers

The student who submitted the name for NASA's next Mars rover has been building his own version... Learn More

Universe, Grades 3-12
AstroPix

AstroPix puts images from telescopes around the world and in space at your fingertips. Users can... AstroPix

Earth Science, Grades 3-12
Phytoplankton Quiz
Which phytoplankton are you?
Moon, Grades K-8
Max Goes to the Moon

"Max Goes to the Moon" read out loud. The dog Max and his middle school owner, Tori, train to go... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 9-12
History of the Earth Resources

Explore the evidence used to unravel the story of Earth. Characterize the events and processes... Learn More

All Science, Grades 9-12
Space Resources Grades 9-12

Analyze light curves to search for exoplanets and explore the dynamic Sun, stellar life cycles,... Learn More

All Science, Grades 3-12
What does Cubesat do?

CubeSats offer flexibility and opportunity to students, engineers and researchers who want to... Learn More

Universe, Grades 3-12
Universe of Learning

Activities for learners of all ages to engage in the science of NASA astrophysics from home.... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 3-12

Mini lessons on ocean circulation and its affect on Earth's climate; connected to Google... Learn More

All Science, Grades 6-8
Infinity Scope Virtual Field Trips

Infiniscope brings Earth and space science to life with resources that include lesson plans,... Learn More

Universe, Grades 3-12
Stars Resource Guide

A collection of resources (science background, activities, multimedia, posters/handouts,... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 3-5
Continental snow cover visualization

Analyze data on continental snow cover in this visualization based on data collected by the... Learn More

Universe, Grades 6-12
Spitzer VR Experience

A virtual tour and interactive experience where you control the Spitzer telescope and learn... Learn More

Universe, Grades 9-12
Hubble space telescope

Latest news on the science and discoveries from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Select stories... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 3-5
Earth System Resources

Observe patterns in the locations of volcanoes and earthquakes, explore the availability and... Learn More

Universe, Grades 3-12
Photo inside airplane

Now it’s possible to explore NASA’s flying observatory with a new 3-D virtual tour that brings... Learn More

All Science, Grades 9-12
Infinity Scope Virtual Field Trips

Infiniscope’s adaptive online learning experiences bring Earth and space science to life. Each... Learn More