Quarantine Ideas for Families - Space

Quarantine Ideas for Families - Space

"Space Racers," an animated series for preschoolers about spacefaring cadets at the Stardust Space Academy, also offers science-based lessons, games and space-related educational activities that families can explore together. https://www.spaceracers.com/

Story Time from Space. A good story sounds even better when it's read in microgravity. Story Time from Space sends children's books to the International Space Station (ISS), where the books are read on video by astronauts as they orbit hundreds of miles above Earth. https://storytimefromspace.com/library/

Your child can become an astronaut and explore space from home with NASA NASA's ten ideas for space-themed things you can do at home is just the beginning of activities for kids and families to enjoy. https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/08/world/nasa-space-station-stem-activities-scn/index.html

NASA Teachable Moments. NASA isn't just sending missions into space; the agency has also launched Teachable Moments, connecting classrooms — and homes — with resources for investigating the latest discoveries about our universe. There are a range of activities and lessons that are suitable for grades K-12. https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/teachable-moments/

NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is another source of free online content. Educators share daily Facebook Live videos that pair with hands-on activities (instructions are available as free downloads) using materials that can be found at home. Topics include rocketry 101, tours of Space Shuttle Atlantis and the Astronaut Training Experience, and living in space and on Mars. https://www.facebook.com/pg/KennedySpaceCenterVisitorComplex/posts/?ref=page_internal

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Air and Space Anywhere webpage provides virtual tours of the museum and educational podcasts, games, and activities about aircraft and spacecraft. https://airandspace.si.edu/anywhere

Hayden Planetarium. Take a tour of the universe in videos created for the Hayden Planetarium. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrfcruGtplwELiuyIEVxHBpgW_0WxZI6G

FUTURE U. provides educators with the tools they need to inspire their students to use creativity, collaboration, persistence, and problem-solving to change the world. Geared towards students in grades 6–12, FUTURE U. uses hands-on, experiential learning to ignite excitement and inspire them to become tomorrow’s innovators https://www.boeingfutureu.com/

Space Center Houston app. The free Space Center Houston interactive mobile tour features audio tour, GPS maps, selfie filters, augmented reality experiences, virtual reality lite, and more! https://spacecenter.org/app/

Stellarium Mobile Plus App Stellarium Mobile Plus is the next generation astronomy star map app. It combines a realistic and accurate night sky simulation with a gigantic amount of online imaging and sky objects catalogs. Available from Google play and Apple store  https://www.stellarium-labs.com/stellarium-mobile-plus/