NASA Science at Home Activities

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

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 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 3-5
Earth Fan

To remember that Earth is much more than just the surface we see every day, make this Earth... 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
Weather Resources

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

Earth Science, Grades 3-12

Mini lessons on ocean circulation and its affect on Earth's climate; connected to Google... 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-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 3-12
My NASA Data

The world's surface air temperature is getting warmer. Whether the cause is human activity or... 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 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 6-12
Landsat Activity

In this activity, we will locate where eight different features seen by Landsat are located on... 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, Everybody
Spot the Station

Watch the International Space Station pass overhead from several thousand worldwide locations.... 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 3-8
Snow Melt Experiment

When snow melts, it turns into water. Snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains becomes the water that... 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 3-5
Earth System Resources

Observe patterns in the locations of volcanoes and earthquakes, explore the availability and... 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 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 3-12

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

Earth Science, Grades 3-8

Introduce the concept of barometric pressure and its significance in weather phenomenon. Teach... 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-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
Precipitation Towers

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

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 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 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
Globe: Air Quality

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

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-8
Water droplet

This lesson helps students learn about the hydrosphere by making observations and collecting... 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
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
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-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
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 6-12

Get creative assembling a paper model of the satellite, all you need is a printer and a coffee... 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-8
GPM Lesson

Students learn the purpose of the GPM mission, the parts of the satellite and their functions... 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 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
Water in the Atmosphere

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

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 3-5
Make Handprint Art Using Ultraviolet Light

In this activity, students will learn how sunscreen can be used to block the Sun's ultraviolet... 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: Climate

Take an adventure and learn that climate change affects the whole world, from the tropics to 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 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
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-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 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 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-5
GLOVE: Clouds

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

Earth Science, Everybody
Marine Carbon Cycle Game

This game allows players to travel along the marine carbon cycle and learn about the ocean. All... 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 6-8
Visualization of ocean currents

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

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
Jet Stream visualization

Learn about Earth’s jet streams with these visualizations from NASA. Fast-moving belts of wind,... 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, 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 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 3-5
Continental snow cover visualization

Analyze data on continental snow cover in this visualization based on data collected by the... 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-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 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 3-12

Mini lessons on the phytoplankton that live in the surface waters of the ocean; connected... 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-5
The Carbon Cycle coloring page

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

Earth Science, Grades 3-5
Make a colorful aurora with oil pastels

In this activity, students can make your own learn about auroras and make their own colorful... 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-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-8
Water in the Geosphere

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

Earth Science, Everybody
Build a windsock

Learn about wind direction and wind force with this activity to build a windsock for your porch... 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 3-8
Miniature Kites

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

Earth Science, Grades 3-12
Phytoplankton Quiz
Which phytoplankton are you?
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 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 3-8
Moon's Shadow

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

Earth Science, Grades 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 K-2
Light Resources

Observe that objects are only visible when illuminated by light, explore how light... 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 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
The Mystery of a Winter Twig

The Mystery of the Winter Twig explores deciduous (leafy) trees as they transition from winter... Learn More