Explore 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.
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
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
Interested in astronomy? Try unscrambling all twenty of our space and astronomy related words.
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
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.
Check out these fun astronomy facts for kids and learn more about asteroids, meteoroids, moons, the Solar System and the closest stars to Earth.
Learn about the Solar System’s asteroid belt, potential asteroid collisions with Earth and more.
Find out how fast meteoroids travel, how often they make it through Earth’s atmosphere and more with our range of meteoroid facts.
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
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
Learn about a range of the Solar System's unique moons such as Titan, Charon, Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, Triton, Phobos and Deimos.
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.
Check out this cool animation of a black hole destroying a star.
This short documentary focuses on NASA's planet finding Kepler mission.
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
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.
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.
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
Make a comet and follow its path through the Solar System with this fun astronomy lesson plan for kids.
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
Create a spaceship, space station or satellite using recycled objects such as cardboard, newspaper and bottles.
Space Word Search
How quickly can you find words related to space and astronomy? Find out with this printable space word search 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.
Learn more about the planet Saturn and its amazing rings.
Did you know that Uranus rolls like a barrel rather than spinning like Earth?
Learn about the extreme weather conditions on Neptune with our fun facts for kids.
Dwarf Planet Facts
Enjoy a range of interesting facts about Pluto, Eris and other dwarf planets.
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 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.
Among other things, Isaac Newton was a brilliant astronomer whose law of gravitation marked an important stepping stone in our understanding of the Universe.
Enjoy our interesting facts about Edwin Hubble, an American astronomer famous his work on astrophysics and his subsequent namesake, the Hubble Space Telescope.