STEM Resources

At the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown, Rocket Women shared a variety of space-related educational activities for all ages that can be done in the comfort of your own home. We thought these resources were so good that we wanted to have a list of them available on our website so they can be easily accessed by our community now and in the future.

NASA STEM @ Home [Image copyright: NASA]

NASA has a bunch of awesome activities for kids and families listed online as part of the NASA At Home program. There is a variety of activities for all ages ranging from colouring books to coding video games. 

ESA Expedition: Home [Image copyright: ESA]

Expedition: Home is a one-stop website by ESA Education for kids and parents to do fun and educational space-based activities together. They have activities in six different languages targeted towards various age groups between 6 and 18 years old. 

National Space Centre, UK [Image copyright: National Space Centre]

The National Space Centre has over 30 incredible videos describing how to make all sorts of crafty space things! Our favourite is “How to make a Venusian volcano”.

Royal Museum Greenwich [Image copyright: Royal Museum Greenwich]

A team of real-life astronomers at the Royal Museum Greenwich created a collection of amazing resources for teachers, parents and caregivers. There are activities for all ages, with our top pick being the “Human Sundial” experiment. 

The Space Gal
The Space Gal: Emily Calandrelli [Image copyright: NASA]

Just because you don’t have a laboratory at home doesn’t mean you can’t do science experiments! The Space Gal has a fantastic “Science Experiments To Do At Home” playlist on YouTube explaining how to do science experiments with regular household items. Don’t miss her AMAZING new Netflix series ‘Emily’s Wonder Lab‘!

[Image copyright: UKSEDS]

During lockdown, UKSEDS wasn’t able to do their regular outreach events so made all their activities and resources available to the public. Each resource has a guide age, estimated duration and printable certificate included.

SunSpaceArt
SunSpaceArt Homepage [Homepage image copyright: SunSpaceArt, Screenshot date: 29-09-20]

Helen Schell, an artist and STEM ambassador, has prepared a collection of worksheets for at-home fun and educational activities for those who like arts and crafts. As an added bonus, the activities suggest using recycled materials wherever possible.

Zooniverse
[Image copyright: Zooniverse] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Main_zooniverse.jpg

Anyone can become a scientific researcher through Zooniverse. This citizen science platform enables volunteers, young and old, to contribute to real scientific projects with many projects resulting in published scientific papers. They have plenty of space-themed projects for you to get involved with.

Open University Microgravity [Image: NASA. The Open University]

The Open University provides free and online university-level courses in a wide range of subjects. If you ever wanted to know what it’s like to live onboard the International Space Station, they have a course about that!

NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold is pictured during a spacewalk [Image: NASA]

The EdX platform provides access to high-quality to everyone from everywhere. They have some great space-related courses from top-ranked university such as the MIT Introduction to Aerospace Engineering: Astronautics and Human Spaceflight course.

We know there are many more great resources out there as well – check out the list below!

Regardless of your age or background, there are endless opportunities for you to enjoy and learn.

Ad astra!