Virtual Early Explorers: Solar System
September 2020's theme was the Solar System!
The links are all PDF documents.
Make a Katherine Johnson Cut-Out (courtesy of NASA): Learn about the pioneering NASA trailblazer.
Make a Planet Mask: Explore the eight planets in our Solar System.
Make a Model Solar System: Build your own model to discover our Solar System.
Volcano Experiment: Explore Earth’s hot core with this outdoor science experiment.
How Many Moons?: Explore the Solar System’s moons through counting and beading.
Night Sky Planet Watch: Enjoy looking for planets in the night sky.
Solar System Matching Game: Discover the Solar System with a matching game.
Make a Sun Out of Leaves: Enjoy the autumn sunshine with this outside activity.
Moon Sand: Explore textures, shapes, and patterns with hands-on Moon fun.
Make Asteroids You Can Eat (courtesy of NASA): Discover asteroids with a delicious snack!
Watch how-to videos from museum educators:
For activities designed for kids ages 6-12, go to our Virtual Junior Curators page.
For activities designed for the whole family, go to our Virtual Family Days page.
Solar System Model: Gail Priday.
All others: Elisabeth Padilla.