Home Study Links – Astronomy & Space

I have collected links to some online resources that children (and most adults) may visit to learn all about our amazing universe and space missions.

This list will be continuously updated as I find new activities for you all.
If you know of any Web pages that ought to be included, please let me know.

Click here for some learning links for Maths & Science.


My Blog. Frequent posts about what can be seen or I have seen or imaged in the night sky.
https://www.star-gazing.co.uk/Blog.html

My Sky Diary. An online calendar of events to go out and see in the night sky.
https://www.star-gazing.co.uk/WebPage/sky-diary 


Discovery Puzzle Maker.
http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com

BBC iPlayer. Extra educational programs could be screened online.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer

BBC Bite-Size. KS2 Earth & Space.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkbbkqt

Storytime From Space.
Tim Peake Story. https://storytimefromspace.com/stories/the-incredible-intergalactic-journey-home/
https://storytimefromspace.com/stories/

13 Minutes to The Moon. Podcast about the Apollo 13 mission.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w13xttx2

Apollo in Real Time. Video and audio from the Apollo missions.
Apollo 11 – https://apolloinrealtime.org/11
Apollo 13 – https://apolloinrealtime.org/13
Apollo 17 – https://apollo17.org

Apollo Flickr Site. Images from the Apollo missions.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/projectapolloarchive

Straw Rocket Experiment
https://buggyandbuddy.com/straw-rockets-with-free-rocket-template

Earth & Solar System. Planetary Science Resources.
https://earthandsolarsystem.wordpress.com/2020/03/24/planetary-science-resources

Zooniverse. Get involved in real social science.
https://www.zooniverse.org/projects

Space Station Explorers.
https://www.spacestationexplorers.org/educational-programs/storytimefromspace

Summer of STEM – Space Week.
https://www.stem.org.uk/sites/default/files/pages/downloads/Summer-of-STEM-Week%202.pdf

ESA Shooting Stars, Comets etc.
https://www.esa.int/Education/Teachers_Corner/Tell-tale_signs_of_a_shooting_star_Comets_meteors_and_craters_in_the_Solar_System_Teach_with_space_PR04

ESA Paxi Videos.Learn all about our universe with Paxi, the friendly alien.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbyvawxScNbucdsnNdB9p89RmePmGv5cM

ESA History of The Universe.
https://www.esa.int/Education/Teach_with_Rosetta/History_of_the_Universe_Creating_timelines_Teach_with_space_PR02

ESA – Marble-ous Ellipses.
https://www.esa.int/Education/Teach_with_Rosetta/Marble-ous_ellipses_-_speed_and_time_of_orbiting_bodies_Teach_with_space_P02

ESA – Cooking a Comet.
https://www.esa.int/Education/Teach_with_Rosetta/Cooking_a_comet_-_ingredients_for_life_Teach_with_space_P06

ESA Rosetta Mission Videos. Learn all about ESA’s Rosetta Comet Mission.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rosetta+once+upon

Build a paper Rosetta Model.
https://esamultimedia.esa.int/docs/edu/Build_a_Rosetta_Model.pdf

ESA Kids Activities.
https://www.esa.int/kids/en/home

ESA Expedition Home
https://www.esa.int/Education/Expedition_Home/Fun_and_education_for_kids_and_families_with_Expedition_Home

ESA Space Science from home.
http://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Space_Science/Space_science_from_home_resources_for_children_and_adults

Zooniverse. People-Powered Research.
https://www.zooniverse.org

MOOCS Free Space Online Courses.
https://www.mooc-list.com/tags/space

NASA Kids Club.
https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

NASA Space Place.
https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/menu/do/

https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/menu/activities

NASA STEM At Home.
https://www.nasa.gov/stem-at-home-for-students-k-4.html
https://www.nasa.gov/stem

NASA DIY Kids.
https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/kids/do-it-yourself/?page=0&per_page=40&order=created_at+desc&search=&category=139

NASA E Books.
https://www.nasa.gov/connect/ebooks/index.html

NASA Archives. All the pictures, videos and sounds of NASA.
https://images.nasa.gov

British Astronomical Association Tutorials.
https://britastro.org/tutorials

Institute of Physics Moon Adventure Pack.
https://beta.iop.org/moon

Las Cumbres Observatory Education.
https://lco.global/education

National Schools Observatory.
https://www.schoolsobservatory.org

Slooh Telescope.
https://www.slooh.com

Faulkes Telescope.
https://www.faulkes-telescope.com

National Geographic Kids.
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk

Starlust
https://starlust.org

Great Web sites for Kids.
http://gws.ala.org/category/sciences/astronomy-space

STEM Glasgow Resources.
https://www.stemglasgow.co.uk/Resources/ClassroomResources

Kids Astronomy.
https://www.education.com/resources/earth-science/?referral_url=kidsastronomy.com

Space Projects for kids.
https://www.space.com/free-nasa-space-projects-at-home-coronavirus.html

Space Racers.
https://www.spaceracers.com/grownups

Science Kids.
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/space.html

Science Explore. Hands on science experiments.
https://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer

Science Sparks.
https://www.science-sparks.com/spring-science-activities

Highlights Kids.
https://www.highlightskids.com

Mission Zero.
https://astro-pi.org/missions/mission-zero

Sun Space Art Activities.
http://www.sunspaceart.org