Nasa Space Place

Why not have a go at making your own spacecraft or a rocket you can actually launch? The NASA Space Place website has heaps of super resources to learn about Earth and space. You can discover more about the amazing technology humans have developed to explore the universe too. There are some great questions to try and answer, such as ‘How do we talk to faraway spacecraft?’ or ‘Where do satellites go when they die?  We liked the Science and Technology section – look out for ‘Build your own spacecraft’ and ‘Build a bubble powered rocket’!

Download the activities here spaceplace.nasa.gov/pop-rocket/en/

and here spaceplace.nasa.gov/build-a-spacecraft/en/

Secondary school students might also like to explore the NASA STEM Engagement resources at nasa.gov/stem-at-home-for-students-9-12.html – inspiring stories, videos, and projects to try.

Age group: 7+ / families including teens

Time: 60+ mins


Recommended by:

Andrew Kensley,

Head of Education Outreach