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Astronomy / December 19, 2019

Learn about astronomy

Explore the universe with astronomy for kids and enjoy our free games, fun facts, cool quizzes, amazing videos, science fair projects and more!

Learn about planets, stars, moons, galaxies, asteroids, comets, telescopes and all kinds of astronomical objects. As well as activities for children, there are also lesson plans and worksheets for teachers, science ideas for parents and a whole host of online teaching resources for anyone interested in stars, planets, and the subject of astronomy.

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Can you name the planet famous for its big red spot? Enjoy the challenging questions and fun trivia of our space and astronomy quiz.

Interested in astronomy? Try unscrambling all twenty of our space and astronomy related words.

Have fun learning about space with this interactive astronomy game. Discover how the Earth and Moon orbit the Sun, how long it takes the Earth to spin on its axis and more.

Do you know how long it takes for the Earth to orbit the Sun? How about how long it takes the Moon to orbit the Earth? Find out the answer to these and more Earth, Sun and Moon questions with this fun astronomy game.

Learn about the Solar System’s asteroid belt, potential asteroid collisions with Earth and more.

Find out how fast meteoroids travel, how often they make it through Earth’s atmosphere and more with our range of meteoroid facts.

What are the closest stars to Earth? Find out with our top ten list that features binary stars such as Sirius and Alpha Centauri.

Learn about the Sun, terrestrial planets, gas giants, moons, asteroid belt and Earth with our list of interesting solar system facts for kids.

Learn about a range of the Solar System's unique moons such as Titan, Charon, Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, Triton, Phobos and Deimos.

Check out this cool animation of a black hole destroying a star.

This short documentary focuses on NASA's planet finding Kepler mission.

Check out all our space and astronomy related science fair project ideas for kids. Choose from a number of questions and topics including:

  • Why do planets orbit the sun in an elliptical shape?
  • Make a model mars rover that can navigate rocky terrain.
  • Discuss the possibility of life on another planet.
  • Study the phases of the moon.

Find interesting images of supernovas, nebulas, galaxies, stars, planets, moon phases, Hubble images and more.

Enjoy a range of astronomy lesson plans, teaching resources, classroom ideas and fun worksheets. Find activities and information on topics such living on the Moon, making a spaceship and more.

Make a comet and follow its path through the Solar System with this fun astronomy lesson plan for kids.

Have you ever thought what life would be like if you were living on the Moon or another planet? Design and build a futuristic city with this in mind.

Create a spaceship, space station or satellite using recycled objects such as cardboard, newspaper and bottles.

How quickly can you find words related to space and astronomy? Find out with this printable space word search for kids.

Enjoy our cool planet facts. Learn about terrestrial planets such as Venus and Mars, gas giants like Jupiter and Saturn as well as dwarf planets like Pluto. Find out how far from the Sun they are, what their atmosphere is like and what makes them unique.

Learn more about the planet Saturn and its amazing rings.

Did you know that Uranus rolls like a barrel rather than spinning like Earth?

Learn about the extreme weather conditions on Neptune with our fun facts for kids.

Enjoy a range of interesting facts about Pluto, Eris and other dwarf planets.

Galileo built telescopes and used them to observe the night sky. He discovered Jupiter's four largest moons and changed the way people thought about the Solar System.

Among other things, Isaac Newton was a brilliant astronomer whose law of gravitation marked an important stepping stone in our understanding of the Universe.

Source: www.sciencekids.co.nz