Space Links for Pupils

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If your topic includes studying space there are a wonderful collection  of web sites that may help you:

Nasa Kids’ Club

Nasa Kids' Club web page

The main categories are:

  • Earth
  • Shuttle and Station
  • Solar System
  • Universe
  • Beyond Earth
  • Commercial Space
  • Aeronautics
  • NASA People and History
  • NASA in Your Life
  • Technology

Astronomy for Children

The Solar System picture

Their website says “Astronomy for children, students, and kids of all ages., part of the KidsKnowIt Network, is the absolutely free astronomy resource designed to teach children about the exciting world of outer space.

Learning about science should never be boring. We will take you to the moons of Jupiter, and explore the possibility of life on these distant worlds. Travel through the expanse of the universe and discover just how much SPACE there is in Space. And we will learn how modern day scientists are pushing the limits of space exploration every day.

So strap yourself in for a great ride. Our astronomy website is packed with games, activities, fun facts, and resources to help Teachers, Parents, and Students of all ages reach out and touch our universe.”

Space Stations Kids

A picture from the Space Station web site

This site looks at the Space Station and deals with actual living in a spacecraft, how to eat, bathe and wash your hair etc.  It also covers the topic of outerspace.

A picture from the Starchild web site

Starchild is a centre for young astronomers  offering two levels of reading and understanding for younger and slightly older children.   The

 has loads of ideas for how to use the site with pupils.

Finally, Nine Planets (Kids version) is a children’s’ version of the original Nine Planets.