NASA Science at Home Activities

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

Universe, Grades 3-12
Exoplanet Resource Guide

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

Universe, Grades 9-12
Exoplanet Watch

Exoplanet Watch is a citizen science project to observe transiting exoplanets, planets outside... 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

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 3-12

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

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

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

Sun, Grades 6-12
Electromagnetic Spectrum

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

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 3-12
Phytoplankton Quiz
Which phytoplankton are you?
Solar System, Grades 3-12
Moon Rock Webinar

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

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

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

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

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 3-12
What is CubeSat?

Learn the basics of CubeSats, the small spacecraft that are designed and built to... 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-12
Cloud in a Jar

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

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

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 6-12
Landsat Activity

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

Universe, Grades 9-12
transit method

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

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
Stars Resource Guide

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

Earth Science, Grades 3-12

Mini lessons on how scientists use albedo to measure change in the cryosphere; connected to... 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 6-12
MicroObservatory

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

Earth Science, Grades 3-12
My NASA Data

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

All Science, Grades K-12

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

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 K-12
Building for Hurricanes

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

Earth Science, Grades 3-12

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

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

Earth Science, Grades K-12
Rain Gauge Design Challenger

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

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
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 3-12
Girls Steam Ahead

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

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 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

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

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

Universe, Grades 6-12
Universe of Learning

In this activity, participants use balloons to model the expansion of the universe and observe... Learn More

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

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

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

Universe, Grades 3-12
Universe Unplugged

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

Universe, Grades 9-12
Exoplanet Watch

Exoplanet Watch is an emerging citizen science project that is actively looking for people to... 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