Less than 30 minutes
These fun space science activities can be done alone or as part of a larger program. They can be extended through discussion.
Children compare images of Mars’ features and match them to photos of similar features on Earth.
Loony Lunar Phases
Children use Oreo cookies to illustrate the Moon’s changing phases.
Dunking the Planets
Children explore the density of planets using fruits and vegetables as models.
Strange New Planet
Children plan and carry out a series of missions to a “planet” and communicate their discoveries to their team.
Children build and launch film-canister rockets.