We’re coming to the end of World Space Week, but we think space is great to learn about all year round and these easy and fun activities are a great starting point.
We created a FREE downloadable space of space science resources for British Science Week last year so do take a look at that.
I also have a brand new book available! This Is Rocket Science explores the principles behind space flight explaining difficult concepts in easy to understand terms using fun and easy experiments and investigations.
Each project is designed to show how mechanical science and astrophysics work from the inside out, but without being overwhelming. Using everyday items like bottles, cardboard, glue and tape, you can build awesome rocket ships, launch pads and solar systems to learn more about scientific concepts like Newton’s Laws of Motion, speed, gravity and air resistance.
Space Science Investigations
Gain a little insight into how hard it is to control a space craft docking with the ISS in this tricky activity.
Did you know the Universe is constantly expanding?
Find out how to make a rocket mouse.
What would you use to fix an astronauts glove?
Can you make a squeezy bottle rocket?
Film canister rockets are fantastic fun and very explosive so don’t forget to stand back.
Find out how planets and moons orbit each other by wearing a Sun, Moon or Earth hat and walking around each other.
How about trying these easy Star Wars science ideas?
Learn about craters by dropping marbles into flour and hot chocolate powder.
How about a space themed sensory rice tray for little ones? You could add magnets and get the children to find space junk that is attracted to the magnets.
Finally, one of our all time favourites, making a bottle rocket!
Which is your favourite?
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