• lunamars
    Moons
    Moons of the Solar System
    There are more than 140 known moons throughout our solar system. Most are barren rock, while some have atmospheres, volcanoes, and maybe even oceans of liquid water or methane. Follow this slideshow to learn more about the moons of our solar syst...
    Mark Hughes
  • School and Learning
    Mars
    Mars Primer Quiz
    How much do you know about our planetary neighbor Mars? Take our quiz and find out. ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Science Activities
    Nighttime Binoculars
    Nighttime Binoculars Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 20 minutes Materials: 2 toilet paper tubes 4 large rubber bands 2 squares clear plastic wrap or tinted cellophane Crayons Star-shaped stickers (o...
  • Word Scrambles Printables
    Planets Word Scramble
    Unscramble the letters and find the names of all nine planets in our solar system. ...
  • Word Searches Printables
    Star Search: An Astronomy Word Search
    Where can you find the big dipper and a moon beam? Try our word search. The answer key is attached. ...
  • Teach Kids About the Solar System with this Dance
    Solar System
    Space Dance
    Space DanceMaterials Balls or balloons Electronic music (e. g., The Planets by Horst) Directions For this activity, children represent the sun, moon, and planets, and imagine they are in space above and around the Earth. Using balls or balloons ...
  • Sundial,craft
    Nature Activities
    Make a Sundial
    Make a SundialMaterials 12 inch by 12 inch piece of heavy card stock Block of wood Thumb tacks Directions An old way to tell the time was to use the sun and the shadows it cast. You can make a sundial to put in your backyard that will tell you w...
  • Vocabulary Printables
    The Changing Earth: Family Activity
    Suggest a family activity to parents that focuses on the changing Earth and vocabulary words related to Earth. ...
  • School and Learning
    Moons
    Moon Rock FAQs
    Moon Rock FAQsMen first set foot on the moon in 1969. Like tourists seeking souvenirs for the folks at home, they brought back some chunks of lunar land. What have we learned from the rocks they collected? Where are the moon rocks today? How can ...
    Molly Hewitt

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