NASA Science at Home Activities

Sun, Grades 3-8

Introduce the concept of the electromagnetic spectrum, light absorption, and their significance... 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 3-12

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

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

Universe, Grades 3-12
Paper circuits

Paper circuits help learners of all ages explore the basics of electricity (energy that results... 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-8

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

Universe, Grades 3-12
Spacecraft Paper Models

There are several spacecrafts exploring our Universe at this very moment. You can build paper... 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

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-8
Carmen Travels the World

Carmen Travels the World is an activity in map reading that supports students' learning of how... 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
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 3-8
Snow Melt Experiment

When snow melts, it turns into water. Snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains becomes the water that... 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

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

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 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
Measuring Precipitation

This inquiry-based lesson engages students in designing and testing a device to measure rain.... 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, 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 3-12

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

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

Universe, Grades 3-12
Universe Unplugged

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

Earth Science, Grades 3-8
Landsat Activity

Create a flipbook using remote sensing data and watch how the Ucayali River meander through Peru... 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

Earth Science, Grades 3-12

Mini lessons on the phytoplankton that live in the surface waters of the ocean; connected... 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 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 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 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 3-12

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

Earth Science, Grades 6-12
GPM Core Paper Model

Build a paper model of the GPM Core Observatory and learn about the technology the satellite... 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

Universe, Grades 3-12
TRAPPIST 1 Model

This activity guide may be used to create a scale model of the TRAPPIST-1 system in a small... Learn More

Universe, Grades 3-12
Exoplanet Resource Guide

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

Earth Science, Grades 3-12
Feature Hunter

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

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

Earth Science, Grades K-8
Precipitation Towers

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

Earth Science, Grades 3-8

Introduce the concept of barometric pressure and its significance in weather phenomenon. Teach... 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 6-8
Worlds Apart Engineering Design remote sensing

Use the Engineering Design Process to design remote sensing devices that can help scientists... 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

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 3-8
Flappy Plane

Fold and create a ring wing paper airplane that flaps through the air by following the template... 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

Sun, Grades 6-12
Electromagnetic Spectrum

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

Earth Science, Grades 3-12

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

Earth Science, Grades 6-12

Get creative assembling a paper model of the satellite, all you need is a printer and a coffee... Learn More

Solar System, Everybody
Roads on Mars

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

Universe, Grades 3-8
Build a spacecraft model

Build your own Webb Space Craft model and learn about each part of the satellite as... 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

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

Universe, Grades 6-12
MicroObservatory

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

All Science, Grades 3-8
ICESat 2 Ice Cores Activity

Students will learn why scientists need to collect ice cores by creating their own using simple... 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 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 K-8
Earth's Water

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

All Science, Grades 3-8
Apollo Capsule

Make a paper replica of the Apollo Capsule ("Command Module") that flies as a free flying drogue... Learn More

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 of Learning

In this activity, participants use balloons to model the expansion of the universe and observe... 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, 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 3-8
Our Blue Marble

Our Blue Marble takes students through seven activities focusing on what makes Earth a unique... Learn More

Moon, Grades 6-8
Kingdom in Peril

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

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

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 3-12
My NASA Data

The world's surface air temperature is getting warmer. Whether the cause is human activity or... 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

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 3-8
Paper kite template

Create a paper kite from the printable paper template and common household materials to learn... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 6-12
Landsat Activity

In this activity, we will locate where eight different features seen by Landsat are located on... 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 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 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 global precipitation

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

Earth Science, Grades 3-8
Miniature Kites

Introduce the concepts of aerodynamics and wind and how they influence kite flight. Encourage... 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

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

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

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 6-12
Universe Unplugged

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

Universe, Grades 6-8
Afterschool Universe

Use hands-on activities to take middle school-aged children on a journey through the universe!... Learn More

Universe, Grades 3-12
Stars Resource Guide

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

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

Solar System, Grades 3-12
Moon Rock Webinar

This webinar explains how lunar samples connect the past, present, and future. There are... 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 3-8

Use the letter decoder to find out what in the world you’re looking at in this Landsat 8 image... 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

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

Solar System, Grades 6-8

Collaborative teams to engineer water filters with basic materials, and by playing a game to... 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

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

Moon, Grades 6-8
Kingdom in Peril

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

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-12
Building for Hurricanes

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

Solar System, Grades K-8
Asteroid Mining Machine

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

Earth Science, Grades 3-8
Make Your Own Cloud in a Bottle Activity Demonstration

When snow melts, it turns into water. Snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains becomes the water that... 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-8
GPM Lesson

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

Solar System, Grades 3-8

Self-guided STEM activities that integrate planetary science, technology, and engineering... 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

All Science, Grades K-12

Sharing resources that connect to Earth Day and illustrate NASA's role in scientific research... Learn More

Earth Science, Grades 3-12
Phytoplankton Quiz
Which phytoplankton are you?