Hands-on Activities

 

Exoplanet Watch
ASTROPHYSICS
Grades 9-12, Adults
Citizen science using telescopes to observe exoplanets, planets outside of our solar system.
Build a Windsock
EARTH SCIENCE
Grades Pre-K-12

Decorate your garden, porch or lawn with a weather-durable windsock you can make in just a few steps.
Carmen Travels the World
EARTH SCIENCE
Grades K-8

Carmen Travels the World is an activity in map reading using My NASA Data.
The Mystery of the Winter Twig
EARTH SCIENCE
Grades K-8

Learn how deciduous trees transition from winter dormancy to spring buds.
What's Causing Sea-Level Rise
EARTH SCIENCE 
Grades 2-8

Learn about land ice and sea ice through a melting demonstration.
Forward to the Moon Activity Book
SOLAR SYSTEM 
Grades 1-6

Downloadable activity book with mix of SMD and HEO content
Whip Up a Moon-link Crater
SOLAR SYSTEM, MOON 
Grades 1-6

Demonstration of how impact craters affect the surface of the Moon.
Build Webb Space Craft Models
ASTROPHYSICS 
Grades 4-6

Build your own version of Webb, learning the function and purpose of each part of the satellite as you go.
Make Handprint Art Using Ultraviolet Light!
SUN
Grades 3-5

Learn how sunscreen can be used to block the Sun's ultraviolet light rays.
Weather Resources
EARTH SCIENCE
Grades K-2

Encounter weather patterns through imagery, learn how to observe and describe weather conditions.
Space Resources
EARTH SCIENCE
Grades K-2

Learn the motion of the Sun, Moon, and stars across the sky.
Waves: Light Resources
EARTH SCIENCE
Grades K-2

Explore how light interacts with different materials and observe how different lighting affects objects.
Erosion Explorations
EARTH SCIENCE
Grades K-8

"Make it rain" and explore the effects of water on different surface types.
Measuring Precipitation
EARTH SCIENCE
Grades K-8

This inquiry-based lesson for designing and testing a device to measure rain.
Water in the Atmosphere
EARTH SCIENCE
Grades K-8

Learn about the atmosphere by making observations and taking measurements.
NASA eClips Spring Newsletter - Happy 50th Earth Day
ALL SCIENCE
Grades K-12, Adults
Celebrate Earth Day to raise awareness of how to best protect our planet.