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Astronomy for kids

Learn about astronomyExplore the universe with astronomy for kids and enjoy our free games, fun facts, cool quizzes, amazing videos, science fair projects and more!

Learn about planets, stars, moons, galaxies, asteroids, comets, telescopes and all kinds of astronomical objects. As well as activities for children, there are also lesson plans and worksheets for teachers, science ideas for parents and a whole host of online teaching resources for anyone interested in stars, planets, and the subject of astronomy.

 
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Astronomy quizzes for kids

Challenge your knowledge of space and astronomy by trying one of our fun astronomy quizzes. How much do you know about galaxies, planets, the Sun, the Moon and the Solar System?

Space and astronomy quiz for kids

Space and Astronomy Quiz

Can you name the planet famous for its big red spot? Enjoy the challenging questions and fun trivia of our space and astronomy quiz.

Space word scramble for kids

Space Word Scramble

Interested in astronomy? Try unscrambling all twenty of our space and astronomy related words.


Astronomy games for kids

Have fun learning about space with this interactive astronomy game. Discover how the Earth and Moon orbit the Sun, how long it takes the Earth to spin on its axis and more.

Earth, Sun and Moon game

Earth, Sun and Moon

Do you know how long it takes for the Earth to orbit the Sun? How about how long it takes the Moon to orbit the Earth? Find out the answer to these and more Earth, Sun and Moon questions with this fun astronomy game.


Astronomy facts for kids

Check out these fun astronomy facts for kids and learn more about asteroids, meteoroids, moons, the Solar System and the closest stars to Earth.

Asteroid facts

Asteroid Facts

Learn about the Solar System’s asteroid belt, potential asteroid collisions with Earth and more.

Meteoroid facts

Meteoroid Facts

Find out how fast meteoroids travel, how often they make it through Earth’s atmosphere and more with our range of meteoroid facts.

The closest stars to Earth

Closest Stars to Earth

What are the closest stars to Earth? Find out with our top ten list that features binary stars such as Sirius and Alpha Centauri.

Solar System facts

Solar System Facts

Learn about the Sun, terrestrial planets, gas giants, moons, asteroid belt and Earth with our list of interesting solar system facts for kids.

Solar system moons

Solar System Moons

Learn about a range of the Solar System's unique moons such as Titan, Charon, Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, Triton, Phobos and Deimos.


Astronomy videos for kids

Take a look at these great astronomy videos. See how the Solar System was born, watch an amazing black hole animation, learn about the Hubble Space Telescope and more.

Solar System birth

Solar System Birth

Learn how the Solar System was born billions of years ago.

Black hole video

Black Hole

Check out this cool animation of a black hole destroying a star.

Hubble Space Telescope video

Hubble Space Telescope

Learn about the Hubble Space Telescope with this educational video.

Kepler mission video

Kepler Mission

This short documentary focuses on NASA's planet finding Kepler mission.


Astronomy science fair projects for kids

Get some great ideas for a range of fun astronomy science fair projects. Take a look at out suggested topics, find one that interests you and give it a try!

Astronomy science fair project ideas

Astronomy Science Fair Project Ideas

Check out all our space and astronomy related science fair project ideas for kids. Choose from a number of questions and topics including:

  • Why do planets orbit the sun in an elliptical shape?
  • Make a model mars rover that can navigate rocky terrain.
  • Discuss the possibility of life on another planet.
  • Study the phases of the moon.

Free astronomy images, pictures, diagrams and photos for kids

Check out our cool range of free astronomy pictures, photos and diagrams.

Find interesting images of supernovas, nebulas, galaxies, stars, planets, moon phases, Hubble images and more.

Planetary nebula
Hubble telescope
Supernova
Universe timeline
Neptune
Moon phases diagram
Astronomy lesson plans and worksheets

Enjoy a range of astronomy lesson plans, teaching resources, classroom ideas and fun worksheets. Find activities and information on topics such living on the Moon, making a spaceship and more.

Make a comet lesson plan

Make a Comet

Make a comet and follow its path through the Solar System with this fun astronomy lesson plan for kids.

Living on the Moon lesson plan

Living on the Moon

Have you ever thought what life would be like if you were living on the Moon or another planet? Design and build a futuristic city with this in mind.

Make a spaceship lesson plan

Make a Spaceship

Create a spaceship, space station or satellite using recycled objects such as cardboard, newspaper and bottles.

Space word search

Space Word Search

How quickly can you find words related to space and astronomy? Find out with this printable space word search for kids.


Planet facts for kids

Enjoy our cool planet facts. Learn about terrestrial planets such as Venus and Mars, gas giants like Jupiter and Saturn as well as dwarf planets like Pluto. Find out how far from the Sun they are, what their atmosphere is like and what makes them unique.

Saturn facts

Saturn Facts

Learn more about the planet Saturn and its amazing rings.

Uranus facts

Uranus Facts

Did you know that Uranus rolls like a barrel rather than spinning like Earth?

Neptune facts

Neptune Facts

Learn about the extreme weather conditions on Neptune with our fun facts for kids.

Dwarf Planet facts

Dwarf Planet Facts

Enjoy a range of interesting facts about Pluto, Eris and other dwarf planets.


Facts about famous astronomers

Check out our fun facts and information about famous astronomers and scientists who have contributed important theories, ideas and research to the field of astronomy.

Galileo Galilei facts

Galileo Galilei

Galileo built telescopes and used them to observe the night sky. He discovered Jupiter's four largest moons and changed the way people thought about the Solar System.

Isaac Newton facts

Isaac Newton

Among other things, Isaac Newton was a brilliant astronomer whose law of gravitation marked an important stepping stone in our understanding of the Universe.

Edwin Hubble facts

Edwin Hubble

Enjoy our interesting facts about Edwin Hubble, an American astronomer famous his work on astrophysics and his subsequent namesake, the Hubble Space Telescope.

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