Summer Camp

Activities for the Outdoors!

Cartoon student in habitat on Moon

 

Suggested Lesson:  Build a Moon Habitat
Students use newspapers and teamwork to construct their own habitat.

Full Collection: Moon Activities
NASA's Space Place website engages upper-elementary-aged children in space and Earth science through interactive games, hands-on activities, fun articles, and short videos.


 

Water Balloon spray pattern on sidewalk

Suggested Lesson: Kid Moon: Splat!
Children model ancient lunar impacts using water balloons.

Full Collection: Explore! Marvel Moon
Discover our scientific, cultural, and personal understanding of Earth’s nearest natural neighbor. Explore Marvel Moon will acquaint you NASA's investigations into the ongoing saga that has shaped our Moon. The activities are suitable for children ages 8–13.


JPL teach page

 

 

Suggested Lesson:  Observing the Moon
Students learn about the phases of the Moon, when it can be seen in the sky, and keep a journal of what they observe.

Full Collection: JPL Moon Activities
Explore the JPL Education Office's standards-aligned lessons related to the Moon.


 

Illustration of the Moon with a rabbit on it

 

Suggested Lesson:  World Tales of the Moon
Audio recordings of storytellers sharing myths and folktales from Mexico, Algeria, the Ivory Coast, China and North America.

Full Collection: Explore Marvel Moon
Discover our scientific, cultural, and personal understanding of Earth’s nearest natural neighbor. Explore Marvel Moon will acquaint you NASA's investigations into the ongoing saga that has shaped our Moon. The activities are suitable for children ages 8–13.