Parents' Guide to

NASA's Space Place

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Site shows kids the fun in learning about science and tech.

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age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 4+

Space and Astronomy for kids

Its the oldest sciences in the world, the study of the universe and outer space. This will give them a head start on Astronomy. I will be able to relate myself growing as a child where availability of resources are very limited. Nowadays, as an educator,
age 7+

Excellent place to visit

Our school age children used it during our Space Camp and they loved it. All the activities were easy to navigate and even I got addicted to all the games. Thank you NASA for being a great addition to our Space Camp.

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NASA'S SPACE PLACE was started in 1998 as an education and public outreach project for elementary-school-age kids and is a joint effort from NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology and International Technology and Engineering Education Association.

Split into sections on the sun, solar system, and other space-related subject matter, each activity and item is clearly marked as something kids can explore, do, or play. The games, which illustrate principles such as how a black hole works, are interesting and informative. Younger kids may be a little confused by the sometimes lengthy directions, but there are enough galaxy-related craft ideas, images of the sun, and other items on NASA's Space Place to keep kids occupied, even if they aren't able to read yet.

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