NASA At Home: STEM Activities For Kids & Adults

NASA launches NASA At Home website offering free resources and dozens of activities for all ages to keep children engaged with science. From formal lesson plans to amazing imagery and stories about how science and exploration are lifting our world. There will also be ongoing opportunities to chat and interact with scientists directly.

The activities range from making your own edible spacecraft to different puzzles. There are also colouring sheets, science projects, games and other educational materials about NASA’s new rockets. There’s even a tutorial on how to build a moon habitat or rockets in your backyard.

How did we get here? How do stars and planets come into being? What happens during a star’s life, and what fate will its planets meet when it dies? Life and Death of a Planetary System can give you answers.

Global Precipitation Measurement mission offers a variety of educational activities, sortable by type and grade level, on NASA’s mission to study Earth’s water cycle, weather and climate.

Imagine you and your family are astronauts on the space station right now. How would you adapt to the challenges and still keep doing important routines, like exercising, learning and making time for fun? Worry not, you can learn all that at Imagine You’re an Astronaut.

Wanna build your own satellite? Awesome! Follow their instructions below! The best part about this is that, most of the materials are things you probably already have at home — for instance straws, paper clips, and tape.

You can be a scientist in your own home. NASA has many opportunities for citizen scientists to contribute to ongoing research. Here are a few opportunities:

Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 – Search the realm beyond Neptune for new brown dwarfs and planets.

GLOBE Observer – NASA’s observations help scientists track changes in clouds, water, plants, and other life in support of climate research. 

JUNOCAM – You can actively participate in NASA’s Juno mission by uploading your images of Jupiter to help the team decide what JUNOCAM will photograph.

Planet Hunters TESS – Join the search for undiscovered worlds.

Stardust @ Home – NASA’s Stardust spacecraft brought home particles of interstellar material. Can you find them?

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