Mankind has been interesting in space probably since the beginning of time. Most of our kids are eager to learn about it as well. These free printables and worksheets about space exploration will set up your homeschool to study outer space in a fun and engaging way.
Although people have been interested in exploring space as far back as we can imagine, it wasn’t until 1969 that the first person ever walked on the moon.
Since then, exploring space has actually been a tangible journey. Satellites have been launched to orbit the Earth, hundreds of people (and some monkeys) have been into space in various space crafts, and sent machines far, far up into space.
Your students can learn all types of cool information about space exploration. Here are a few:
1. The definition of space is only 62 miles above the Earth’s surface.
2. American Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon and said this infamous statement, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
3. Machines have been on Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, and other spaces.
4. Astronauts actually carry air with them from Earth to explore outer space, because there is no air there to breathe.
If you are not sure where to start getting kids into learning of space exploration, here are some activities that might help:
Take your kids stargazing.
Buy or rent a telescope.
Space can be fun with NASA STEM
Explore mars adventure games and activities.
Go on a virtual spacewalk.
Recommended Resource: The Astronomy Student Notebook
Using a combination of written narration, drawing, & labeling, The Astronomy Student Notebook will take your student on a journey into our amazing universe. Students will study the heavenly bodies and ponder the mysteries and marvels of the sun, planets, moon, stars, and more.
Check out these free printables and resources about space exploration:
Guide to Space and Heavenly Bodies Study for Kids (with FREE Resources) | The Pinay Homeschooler
Space Exploration FREE Unit Lessons and Resources | Adventures in Mommydom
FREE Space Exploration History Learning Cards | The Pinay Homeschooler
Space Exploration with Apologia Astronomy | Finding Joy in the Journey
Activities and Lesson Plans about Space Exploration | Space Station Explorers
NASA Kids Club | NASA.gov
Space Exploration for Kids | The School Run
These free printables and worksheets about space exploration will help your preschool:
FREE Printable Space Matching Game & Solar System Matching Cards | The Artisan Life
FREE Outer Space Alphabet Puzzle | Teaching Mama
Outer Space Preschool and Kindergarten FREE Math Worksheets Packet | Real Life at Home
FREE Coloring Page of Solar System Printable | Yes We Made This
FREE Skip Counting Constellations | Kindergarten Worksheets and Games
Printable FREE Flashcards: Solar System Flashcards | Look We are Learning
Space Coloring Pages for Kids FREE | Arty Crafty Kids
FREE Space Tracing Worksheets | Itsy Bitsy Fun
Space Exploration FREE Coloring Page | SuperColoring.com
Outer Space FREE Learning Binder for Preschool | Planes and Balloons
FREE Solar System Printable | Life Over Cs
These free printables and worksheets about space exploration for your homeschool kids.
Planets & Outer Space Unit for Intermediate Learners | Whole Child Homeschool
FREE Outer Space Printables and Resources | In All You Do
Outer Space Bingo FREE Printable Download | Maple Planners
FREE Printable Constellation Cards | Simple Living Creative Learning
Solar System FREE Unit Study | Peanut Butter Fish Lessons
Constellation Activities: FREE Constellations Printables | Little Bins, Little Hands
Outer Space FREE Word Search | Education.com
FREE Solar System Printable Worksheets and Activities Pack | Fun with Mama
Constellations for Kids Activities | Fun with Mama
10 Outer Space FREE Printables | Teaching Mama
FREE Outer Space Crossword | ALLFREEPRINTABLE.com
20 Space Activities Kids Will Love + FREE Printable Bingo Game! | The Momma Diaries
FREE Constellation Cards and Myths for Kids | How We Learn
Astronomy and Space Vocabulary FREE Printables | TrilliumMontessori.ORG
Stars for Kids FREE Lesson (plus Pluto, Comets, & Asteroid Belts) | 123Homeschool4Me
Solar System and Space FREE Notebooking Pages, Resources and Activities | Blessed Learners
Planets & Outer Space Unit for Secondary Learners | Whole Child Homeschool
FREE Solar System Printables | 3 Boys and a Dog
Elementary Astronomy Unit Study | Our Journey Westward
FREE Printable Solar System ID Flashcards Learning Resource | Surviving a Teacher’s Salary
Astronomy Unit Study- Constellations and the Moon | Choose Joy Homeschool
These free printables and worksheets about space exploration and astronauts.
Astronomy and Astronauts Family Style Unit Studies | Whole Child Homeschool
FREE Astronaut Facts Recording Sheet | Boy Mama Teacher Mama
Female Astronaut FREE Printable Coloring pages | Highlights Along the Way
FREE Printable Astronaut Notebooking Pages To Write About Scott Kelly | Homeschool Helper Online
Astronaut Do-a-Dot Printables FREE | Gift of Curiosity
These activities will go great alongside your lessons on space exploration.
STEM Preschool Activity: U is for Universe + FREE Printable | A Little Pinch of Perfect
Printable Stargazing FREE Scavenger Hunt | Real Life at Home
75 Fun Ideas For Your Space Unit Study | Homeschool Hideout
15 FREE Printable Resources Space Activities for Kids | Happy Healthy Messy
Space Fingerplay for Preschool – FREE Printable | No Time for Flashcards
Learning about the universe with these free printables and worksheets about space exploration is also a great way to teach kids about God’s Creation. Here are some verses to use as memory verses alongside your lessons:
Psalm 8:3-4 (ESV) When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?
Genesis 1:1 (ESV) In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
Isaiah 40:26 (ESV) Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name; by the greatness of his might and because he is strong in power, not one is missing.
Psalms 19:1 (ESV) The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above[a] proclaims his handiwork.
Psalms 147:4 (ESV) He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!