Looking for fun activities, worksheets, and astronomy education resources? We’ve got you covered. Plus, you can watch our shows on demand.
We’ve created activity guides uniquely tailored to our programs. Reserve a private show to learn more about these topics or try your hand at the activity guides below!
Activities & Simulations
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- Solar System in Your Pocket (K–2nd)
- NASA Space Place (3rd–8th)
- NASA: Vital Signs of the Planet (6-12)
- Free Stargazing Software: Stellarium (6-12)
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- The Sun (3-12)
- The Solar System (3-12)
- Space School: The Planets and More (3-12)
- Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum (3-12)
- Sun and Space Weather Movie Gallery (6-8)
- Earth with Aurora Viewed from International Space Station (6-12)
- The Milky Way and Beyond (6-12)
- Artemis: NASA’s Moon to Mars Plans (6-12)
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Star Walk 2 (iOS) $2.99
Star Walk 2 is a great premium stargazing app that comes with a variety of useful features. Just point your phone to the sky to locate or identify stars, constellations, and planets. You can even scroll through time to see how these objects move across the sky.
Star Chart is a great free alternative to Star Walk 2. It doesn’t come with quite as many features but works just as well. It’s a great tool for aspiring astronomers.
ISS Spotter (iOS) Free!
This 5-star rated app on Apple’s App Store tracks the location of the International Space Station (ISS). You can set an alarm that will notify you shortly before the station will pass overhead so that you won’t miss it!
ISS Detector Satellite Tracker (Android) Free!
This Google Play Store app tracks the location of the International Space Station (ISS). You can set an alarm to be notified shortly before the ISS passes overhead as well as check if weather conditions are optimal for spotting the station.
SkyMap (Windows) $1.49
SkyMap for Windows phone is a great tool for aspiring astronomers. Just point your phone to the sky to learn more about stars, constellations, and planets. The app has a free trial available to try out first.
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- Cool Cosmos: Your Guide to the Infrared Universe (3-12)
- What are the Parts of the Sun? (6-8)
- Auroras: Paintings in the Sky (6-12)
- NASA: Solar System Exploration (6-12)
- NASA: Mars (6-12)
- NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (9-12)
Magazines & News
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- Our Very Own Star: The Sun (K-2)
- Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown (K-2)
- If You Decide to Go to the Moon, Faith McNulty (K-2)
- The Magic School Bus Sees Stars, Joanna Cole (K-2)
- The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System, Joanna Cole (K-8)
- The Magic School Bus Space Explorers, Joanna Cole (3-8)
- The Solar System, Cathy Imhoff (3-8)
- Black Holes and Other Space Phenomena, Philip Steele (3-12)