Out of This World!
Nothing says WOW quite like space! Take your students on an out-of-this-world field trip with these space-themed podcasts, podjects, and activities!
Podcasts, Podjects, & Wow-tivities
Explore the WOWs and wonders of space with these podcast episodes and podjects and Wow-tivities!
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Dennis and Reggie’s Wild Ride!
Listen to this podcast episode with your class about supersonic flight! Then, learn how to make bottle rockets with a step-by-step experiment.
Grades: All Ages Subject Areas: Engineering & Technology, Physical Science Topics: Innovation, Space NGSS: 1-PS4-1, 2-PS1-1, 2-PS1-2, 4-PS3-1, 4-PS3-2, 5-ESS3-1, K-PS2-2
Activity: Paper Cup Telephone
After you listen to Dennis and Reggie’s Wild Ride, make paper cup telephones with your class!
Is There Life on Venus?
Listen to this episode about Venus! Then, explore how planets orbit the sun with a step-by-step experiment.
Grades: All Ages Subject Areas: Earth Science Topics: Space
Experiment: Magic Milk Planets
Make colorful, dancing planets with your class!
Betelgeuse! Betelgeuse! Betelgeuse!
An Outer Space SUPERNOVA
Teach your class about Betelgeuse, the brightest star in the sky. Then, explore what happens when you mix baking soda and vinegar!
Grades: All Ages Subject Areas: Earth Science Topics: Space, Weather NGSS: 5-ESS1-1
Craft: Exploding Paint
Betelgeuse is likely to explode in a celestial event known as a supernova at some point between now and 100,000 years from now. Your class can make an explosion of their own with this simple kitchen craft!
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Astronauts, Clean Up Your Outer Space!
Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they take us on an out-of-this-world quest to solve one of the messiest problems in our solar system, space junk! Then, explore gravity and air resistance with a step-by-step experiment.
Grades: All Ages Subject Areas: Physical Science, Spanish Language Topics: Innovation, Space NGSS: 3-PS2-1, K-PS2-1
Experiment: Gravity Drop
Explore gravity and air resistance with a step-by-step experiment.
Color while listening!
Keep your students’ hands busy while they’re listening with our Wow in the World space coloring sheet!
Learn about Caroline Herschel
Introduce your students to Caroline Herschel, a German astronomer who reached for the stars and became the first woman to discover a comet. Then, test their knowledge with this Kahoot quiz!
Play Two Whats?! And A Wow!
Check out our space-themed Two Whats?! And A Wow!, a short science-based game show that’s perfect for school day brain breaks or transitions! Listen to the episodes to learn about the sun, the moon, and outer space or play via our Two Whats?! And A Wow! Kahoots!
Any Given Sun Day
Why is Dennis talking about ice cream?! And what does it have to do with our sun?
To the Moon and Back
Why is Mindy gluing her cardboard box together with bubblegum? And what does it have to do with space?!
What is Guy Raz’s fish doing in his water bottle? And what does this have to do with the milky way?!
Space Trivia Kahoot
Play this fun Kahoot! all about space!
- Spark awe and wonder with these space videos from NASA and learning resources from the National Air and Space Museum.
- Take a listen to REACH: A Space Podcast for Kids for space-themed experiments and interviews with space experts!