Virtual Family Day: Solar System
Create and discover with your family! Activities are designed for all ages.
Explore our place in outer space! From the sun and planets to moons and asteroids,
discover what makes our Solar System unique.
Activities To Do At Home:
The links are all PDF documents.
Pocket Solar System: Make a miniature model of Earth’s neighborhood.
Observe the Sky: Enjoy looking for planets in the night sky!
- Pack a Space Telescope: Design and launch a model space telescope to study the Solar System. Watch a how-to video here!
- Design a Rover: Design and build a model rover to explore a far-away planet or moon.
- Create Out-of-This-World Art: Make Solar System artwork with crayons, watercolors, and salt.
- Make a Katherine Johnson Cut-Out: (Courtesy of NASA) Learn about the pioneering NASA trailblazer! Watch a video and learn more here.
Left to Right: Solar Viewer, Design a Rover, and Create Out-of-This-World Art examples.
UAF Planet Walk Tour
This video was made by members of the UAF Society of Physics Students. Thank you for
all your hard work!
Learn more about the UAF Planet Walk at the Geophysical Institute website.
How To Make and Use A Solar Viewer
For activities designed for kids ages 5 and under, go to our Virtual Early Explorers page.
For activities designed for kids ages 6-12, go to our Virtual Junior Curators page.
Museum Family Days are proudly presented by TOTE. THANK YOU!
UAMN is a proud partner of the National Informal STEM Education Network and member of the NASA Space Science Education Consortium.
This project was funded under NASA cooperative agreement NNX16AL65A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.