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NASA Space Games
Can you drive a Rover on the moon, mars or launch a rocket? Or see what it's like to visit the Space Station. Try some online games to find out with k-4 simulations!
How old would you be on other
planets? Find out at NASAkids
Try to build your own SPACE mission? Check it out at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab
Can you find your birthday star?
Do you think you can launch a rocket from Earth to mars? Try it out at Marsquest
Launch a rocket into space with NASA. Choose a level (grades 3-12)
Use math and science like an aeropsace engineer - test rockets! (grades 8-12+)
Project ASTRO activities for families
Family Space Day Activities at the Lunar and Planetary Institute
Astronomical Society of the Pacific k-12 astronomy activities
National Optical Astronomy Observatory Guy Ottewell's "Earth as Peppercorn Activity"
Finding Constellations in the sky. Use a star guide.
Try creating a Star wheel or using an app like Starwalk
Some general tips as you look into the night sky:
-Try to avoid areas that are around lights.
-Try to avoid an evening when there is a full moon.
Check the moon calendar
-First find the North Star, which is part of the constellation Ursa Minor. -Then turn so you are facing South. Match your star map to the real sky (so South faces south and North faces north). Stars in the center of the map are high in the sky and stars that are closer to the edges are closer to the horizon.
-Learn about the patterns and constellations so you can identify they easier. Try finding them with this online constellation activity.
Or books such as..
A Child's introduction to the night sky, by Michael Driscoll
The constellations, by Chris Sasaki
The constellation Orion : the story of the hunter, by Arnold Ringstad
Once upon a starry night : a book of constellations, by Jacqueline
Mitton & Christina Balit.