Lunar and Planetary Institute

Our Place in Space

Welcome to Explore! Our Place in Space

Water, energy, nutrients, atmosphere, and temperature are all factors that influence the habitability of a planet or moon…and our own Earth!  In this suite of activities, a cooperative board game introduces children to the challenges of designing a planet that can support life.  Children go on to design their own cross-sections of habitable—or uninhabitable—planets using craft materials.  The activities are suitable for children ages 8-13 unless otherwise noted in the “activities” section.  Discover links to additional games, activities, and information in the “further resources” section.

Last updated
May 27, 2009