Information about NASA and Space Science
- NASA’s Science Mission Directorate: Explore past, present, and future missions that are revealing new insights into Earth, our Sun, the Solar System, and the Universe
- NASA's Solar System 101 offers bite–sized pieces of information for children ages 9 - 13.
- Adults may enjoy browsing the full Solar System Exploration website.
- Windows to the Universe provides information at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels in many Earth and space science topics.
- NASA's Mission Science site is geared toward teens, with mission results, images, podcasts, and games.
- Time and Date is a source for Moon phases, eclipses, sunrise and sunset, and weather.
Activities and Resources
- NASA Wavelength: a digital collection of Earth and space science resources for educators of all levels. Search by keyword or browse by topic or audience.
- NASA Informal Education Resources: NASA resources, activities, and information for out-of-school time programs.
- Space Place Children ages 5 to 10 will enjoy this interactive exploration with games, animations, puzzles, activities, and classroom lessons.
- Children ages 8 and up will find the NASA Kids' Club instructive and fun as they learn about the planets, play games, and view images.
- The Afterschool Universe Program Curriculum covers topics such as stars and galaxies for middle school out-of-school-time settings.
- STEMWorks Space has a collection of activities recommended by others.
- StoryTime From Space: Videos of astronauts on the International Space Station reading books to children on Earth.
Tools for Planning Events
- The Solar System Ambassadors Program has volunteers throughout the US that may be able to come and participate.
- Identify local astronomical societies by entering your zip code at Astronomical League, searching at Sky and Telescope.
- Check out a short tour of interesting objects in this month's night sky Space Telescope Science Institute's Tonight's Sky movie, updated monthly.
- NASA’s Spot The Station: Find upcoming opportunities to observe the International Space Station.
- Use the tools at the Night Sky Network's Night Sky Planner to plan a stargazing event or connect with current sky events.
- Eyes on NASA: learn about your home planet, our solar system, the universe beyond and the spacecraft exploring them, using video game technology.
- The Scientific Visualization Studio has videos and animations about NASA’s Earth and space science research.
- Stellarium is free planetarium software that shows exactly what you see when you look up at the sky — during the day or night.
- NASA 3D Resources: a collection of 3D models, textures, and images—great for use with a 3D printer!
- WorldWide Telescope "Fly" to any planet, "zoom in" to see features, take "guided tours" of the sky.