NASA Science at Home Activities

All Science, Grades K-5
Color the Universe

Downloadable and printable coloring books to learn about the universe, solar system, sun and... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-2
Children learning about light reflections

Explore how some smooth, shiny, flat materials reflect light in this live-action video from PEEP... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-8
Water in a bag

Observe and investigate the water cycle by confining the processes of the water cycle to a bag.... Learn More

All Science, Grades K-12

Sharing resources that connect to Earth Day and illustrate NASA's role in scientific research... 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 K-8
Carmen Travels the World

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

Earth Science, Grades K-8
Measuring Precipitation

This inquiry-based lesson engages students in designing and testing a device to measure rain.... 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 K-8
Precipitation Towers

Use cubes as a way to graph precipitation data to compare the precipitation averages and... Learn More

Solar System, Grades K-8
How to build a crater

Use baking ingredients to whip up a moon-like crater as a demonstration of how impact craters... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-2
Chalk outline of shadow

Explore how the position of the Sun in the sky affects shadows on Earth’s surface in this live-... 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

All Science, Grades K-12
eCliips

NASA eClips has a library filled with videos for students to view as well as educator resources... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-5
GLOBE: Water

The GLOBE Kids find that their local creek looks different than it did the last time they... Learn More

All Science, Grades K-12
STEM at Home Challenger

STEM at Home is a collection of Challenger Center lessons and activities that can be modified... 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-8
Water in the Biosphere

This lesson helps students learn about the biosphere by making observations and using a... Learn More

Solar System, Everybody
Roads on Mars

Use teamwork and problem solving to plan your Mars Mission Objectives and document your... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-5
Paper airplane template

Print the paper airplane template, fold along the lines and get ready for take off. Make... 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-12
Sprouting Plants

Investigate how plants sprout from seeds, how plants grow, and the effects of different types of... 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 K-12
Building for Hurricanes

In this engineering design challenge, students build a tower to resist a simulated hurricane.... Learn More

Universe, Grades K-5
Exploring the Universe - Imagining Life

Imagine and draw an extreme environment beyond Earth, then invent a living thing that could... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-12
Cloud in a Jar

Predict, investigate, and discuss the "ingredients" needed to make a cloud. The Cloud in a Jar... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-8
Sea level rise photo

In this activity, students will learn about sea ice and land ice. They will observe ice melting... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-8
GPM Lesson

Students learn the purpose of the GPM mission, the parts of the satellite and their functions... Learn More

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

Solar System, Everybody
asteroid activity demonstration

What is a close approach? Explore what it means when we say an asteroid will make a close... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-8
Water in the Geosphere

This lesson helps students learn about the geosphere by making observations and collecting data... 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

Solar System, Grades K-12
Pocket Solar System

Make a scale model of the distances between objects in our solar system. Learn about the space... 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

Earth Science, Grades K-5
Globe: Climate

Take an adventure and learn that climate change affects the whole world, from the tropics to the... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-5
Globe: Seasons

The GLOBE Kids wonder why hummingbirds have stopped visiting their school. They learn about the... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-5
The Carbon Cycle coloring page

The carbon dioxide cycle is the movement of carbon dioxide (CO2) between the land, the... Learn More

Universe, Grades K-8

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

Earth Science, Grades K-8
Erosion Explorations

Explore the effects of water on different surface types. This activity can be done both indoors... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-8
Water in the Atmosphere

This lesson helps students learn about the atmosphere by making observations and taking... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-5
The Water Cycle coloring page

The water cycle is a never-ending global process of water circulation from clouds to the land,... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-5
GLOBE Earth System

The GLOBE Kids prepare to perform a play about the parts of the Earth system. However, the kids... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-12
Rain Gauge Design Challenger

Use recyclable plastic bottles to build an instrument that could be used to measure rain.

Solar System, Grades K-5
Landsat 9 Coloring Book

Download, print and color in the Landsat 9 Mission Logo. Share your creation on social media!... 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

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

Earth Science, Grades K-5
Clouds Have Names

Do you know that clouds get their names from their shape, how high they are in the sky, and if... Learn More

Earth Science, Everybody
ICESat 2 Tree Height

NASA's ICESat-2 uses lasers to measure heights on Earth, including tree heights. Join NASA... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-5
GLOBE: Soil

The GLOBE Kids are on the trail of Scoop, an eager dog who loves to dig holes in the soil. At... 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

Solar System, Grades K-8
Activities related to the moon

Downloadable activity book with mix of SMD and HEO content related to the Artemis mission... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-5
GLOVE: Clouds

Descriptions of cloud types are combined with analogies related to cloud shapes and are acted... Learn More

Solar System, Grades K-8
Asteroid Mining Machine

Imagine the challenges and opportunities of asteroid mining. Participants will draw their own... Learn More

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 K-8
NASA Globe Family Guide

Los niños aprenden sobre la ciencia a través de la exploración, el juego y alimentando su... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-5
Globe: Air Quality

Investigate colors in the sky and learn how air pollution affects sky color and our health.... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-2
Chalk outline of boy's shadow

Observe how shadows will change size and direction depending on the position of the object or... 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

Solar System, Grades K-5
The Curator's Coloring Book

Download and print coloring and word activity pages about the Apollo Moon rocks and Antarctica... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-8
Water droplet

This lesson helps students learn about the hydrosphere by making observations and collecting... Learn More

Solar System, Grades K-5
Juno Coloring Book

Unleash your creativity and download one of our three coloring pages today! Inspired by JunoCam... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-8
The Mystery of a Winter Twig

The Mystery of the Winter Twig explores deciduous (leafy) trees as they transition from winter... 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-2
Weather Resources

Get up close to a variety of weather conditions, encounter local weather patterns through... Learn More

Solar System, Grades K-8

Learn how robotic rovers and other vehicles are used to explore distant worlds, and experience... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-2
Space Resources K-2

Learn to identify and predict daily patterns of motion of the Sun, Moon, and stars across the... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades K-2
Light Resources

Observe that objects are only visible when illuminated by light, explore how light... Learn More

Solar System, Grades K-8
Exploring the Universe - Imagining Life

Explore! provides hands-on space science activities and supporting resources for out-of-school... Learn More