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Curious Kids: Space

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Curious Kids Space

Did You Know?

An 80-pound person would weigh only 13.2 pounds on the moon – but over 202 pounds on Jupiter!

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Fun Activities

Make a Star Clock! from Sky and Telescope Magazine
Look up, at space! Did you know you can use the stars to tell time at night? Find out how. See more fun family activities!

NASA Space Place
Reading and fun about space, from NASA. Scroll to the bottom of the page for games, activities and crafts. This site is a real treasure trove!


Bill Nye the Science Guy: Outer Space [DVD]
Bill gives the inside scoop on planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe.

Bill Nye the Science Guy: The Moon [DVD]
Learning about Earth's natural satellite is an out-of-this-world experience as loony Bill Nye shows you the orbit and phases of the moon!

Animated Hero Classics: Galileo [DVD]
The story of the astronomer who discovered the sun was the center of our solar system.

Planets [DVD]
Journey through space and time, witnessing the birth of the sun and traveling to the outer limits of the solar system.


Astronomy for Kids from Astronomy magazine
Learn about asteroids, comets, stargazing and more.

Space Scoop
Explore the Universe and learn about exciting discoveries, with a cool fact highlighted for each one. Click on the light blue "A" circle on the right to choose from among many other languages available for this site.

NASA Space Place
Games, activities and crafts all about space, from NASA!

NASA Solar System Exploration: Galileo to Jupiter
Read all about the Galileo mission and the discoveries it made while circling Jupiter for eight years.

Humans in Space
What’s it like to live and work in space? Click on an image to read its caption.

Space Hygiene: Showering in Space from PBS
If water floats in space, how do astronauts wash up? Watch this video to find out.

NASA Mars for Kids NASA’s website about Mars just for kids, with games and lots of activities!