Outer Space STEM Activities

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If you are looking for hands-on ways to teach kids about outer space and space travel, you can’t go wrong with any of these outer space STEM activities. These STEM activities will teach your kids the concepts behind rocket propulsion necessary for space travel, how the stars make up constellations, the expansion of the universe, planets and more! They are all great additions to your outer space studies or just for fun.

These outer space STEM activities are easy to put together and use many items you probably already have around the house. So, check out these activities, start making a supply list, and enjoy!

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Outer Space STEM Activities

If you have a child in middle or high school, we have marked the activities that are definitely written for older students.

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  1. Straw Rockets with a free 12-page lesson, worksheets, and printable template. Printables can be used with middle and high school students.
  2. Exploding Pop Rockets with a free printable lesson. This can be used for multiple grades from Kindergarten and up.
  3. Make a Map of the Night Sky – Super-easy, just add some stickers and an umbrella!
  4. Constellation Activity
  5. Calculating Astronomical Units – for grades 6-12
  6. Pipe Cleaner Constellations
  7. Make a Model of the International Space Station Canadaarm robotic arm
  8. Why Are There Craters on the Moon?
  9. Cardboard Rocket Ship
  10. DIY Solar Oven
  11. Fizzy Paint Moon
  12. Glow in the Dark Rocket
  13. 12 Star-Gazing Apps – this is for all ages
  14. Fizzing Moon Rocks
  15. LEGO Spaceships
  16. Shooting Star Spinner Toy
  17. Glow in the Dark Moon Phases Mobile
  18. Atmosphere Layers
  19. Erupting Moon Rocks
  20. How Does the Universe Expand
  21. U is for Universe
  22. Solar System Math Activity

More Outer Space Learning Resources

There are a few other astronomy and space resources here at The Homeschool Scientist that you can add to your outer space studies.

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Solar System Printables

Outer Space Notebooking Pages

Astronomy Apps

Space-themed Math Challenge

The Science Behind The Space Pen

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