To help celebrate World Space Week Fed Square is providing kids with a stellar line-up of fun educational space-themed activities to do at home.
Enjoy watching an interview with a real-life NASA Astronaut, cook up some delicious space recipes, learn about First Nations Astronomy and immerse yourself into virtual expeditions.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to become an astronaut? Or what astronauts do in space? Fed Square has interviewed NASA’s Dr Andrew Morgan, a real astronaut who’s been to space and back. Watch as he answers questions sourced from the Melbourne community.
Kids can get creative with these space-themed educational and fun activities. Build your own moon habitat or paper rocket ship. Play word and number puzzles with NASA Forward to the Moon Activity. Cook some yummy space recipes Planet Cookies, Galaxy Lemonade and Space Rock Cakes.
Fed Square’s digital hub for World Space Week features content from NASA, the Australian Space Agency and a variety of First Nations Astronomy contributors.
Explore educational videos from NASA, on how they got to the Moon and how they’ll get to Mars, and the importance of fighting global warming here on Earth.
Learn about the history of First Nations astronomy, with contributions by Wiradjuri astrophysicist Kirsten Banks.
Kennedy Space Centre has free online virtual reality experiences you can do from the comfort of your home. Kids can learn facts about the solar system, the International Space Station and go on a virtual expedition.
Kids are challenged to build anything space-related from a futuristic rocket or space station to a diorama on an alien planet. All entrants will go into the draw to win a $500 LEGO voucher. Competition closes on closes Sunday 18 October 2020.
To enter kids need to build a space-themed model, incorporating the Fed Square logo on it somewhere, then take some pics and upload to here.
Date: 4–10 October 2020
For more space fun and games be sure to check out the NASA Kids Club.