Would you like to learn more about NASA? What about its outer space missions? NASA Kid’s Club is a website that has tons of games and puzzles that will make learning about NASA fun. You’ll even learn about the team of astronauts that are currently orbiting Earth.
The games and activities you’ll find also will also help you with science and mathematics. You’ll be able to drive the Mars Rover, find out how much you would weigh in space, explore the galaxy and so much more.
What games did you try? Comment below and let us know.
Want to be a scientist? Here’s your chance. Accept each mission to observe and explore cool science in the world around you. Report back on your experiences and observations— we’d love to hear about them.
Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to spot International Space Station in the night sky and wave to the astronauts on board.
If you look carefully among the stars and planets, you may see some “stars” that appear to be moving across the sky, almost like faraway airplanes. Those are man-made satellites orbiting the Earth.
The biggest, brightest one is the International Space Station, where astronauts are living, working, and possibly looking out the window at you right now. Because it has so many solar panels that reflect sunlight, the ISS is the brightest object in the night sky other than the moon.
Even so, it can be hard to find. That’s because it moves around a lot, circling the Earth almost 16 times a day. It’s hard to know when it will pass overhead and what part of the sky it will be in.
The NASA Youth Space Challenge is happening this Saturday at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto.
It’s all part of a worldwide hack-a-thon, where the top thinkers and creators in Toronto and around the world try to solve challenges given to them by NASA.
There will be lots for you to create, too! You can design a space image and print it out to make your own buttons, create your own alien language and secret messages with a decoder, or storyboard your own Mars mission.
On top of all that, you will have the opportunity to chat with space experts!
If you could ask a space expert anything, what would you ask them?