Easy Science Experiments for Learning About Astronomy

January 10, 2021

Sarah Shelton

Sarah Shelton

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Science is usually a favorite subject among children because they enjoy doing the science experiments. It is usually not a favorite among parents because of said science experiments. This is why I am always on the lookout for easy experiments for my kids to do. 

Easy Science Experiments for Learning About Astronomy


Children learn so much more when they can learn in a hands-on environment. As a homeschool mom I have noticed this first hand. I understand how it can be a struggle to gather up the materials and supplies and carve out a specific time to work on the experiment. They can be messy and time consuming, but they are a great learning experience. 

We are part of a small science co-op that does science experiments each week that go along with what we are learning. This is a huge blessing for those mamas that don’t like to do them at home. Even in a class setting, with lots of things going on the children are so engaged and excited to do the experiments. 

Science experiments are what make science come alive. When a child can “see” what they are reading about they can better understand it.

Astronomy is a popular science topic to learn about. There is just something amazing about looking at the night sky and marveling at all that it holds. If your children are wanting to learn about astronomy, you will enjoy these science experiments to go along with what you are learning.

Easy Science Experiments for Learning About Astronomy:

Printable Solar System Model for KidsPrint Cut Paste Craft

Why are There Craters on the Moon? Simple Science ExperimentI Can Teach My Child

Venus Clouds Science ExperimentTeaching Without Chairs

Moon Rock Science ActivityCaramel Mountain Preschool

Make a Phases of the Moon out of Oreo Cookies and a free worksheetMom Brite

DIY Planetarium Constellation Projector Science Project123 Homeschool 4 Me

DIY Planetarium Constellation Projector Science Project text with galaxy background

Make Constellations Out of a FlashlightStemsational 

Simple and Fun Fizzy Star Science ExperimentFun A Day

Why is the Sky Blue? ExperimentMama Teaches

Saturn Science Experiment and Unit StudyTeaching Without Chairs

6 Simple Science Experiments to do at HomeSky at Night Magazine

Go on a Star Gazing Scavenger HuntReal Life at Home

Erupting Black Hole Science ExperimentSTEAM Powered Family

Teaching astronomy to your homeschoolers can be a fun and exciting time. Use the ideas above and the free 2021 Calendar of Celestial Events to start learning some amazing facts about the grand ole sky!

2021 Calendar of Celestial Events

NASA Science at Home has online activities, indoor hands-on activities and outdoor activities to do with your children at home that are all space related and perfect for an astronomy unit.

Learn About the Forces of Gravity with a DIY Gravity Spinner ToyTeach Beside Me

Making Craters – How are Craters Formed? – Science Sparks

Simple and Easy Rocket STEAM ActivityRainy Day Mum

Galaxy Milk ExperimentSTEAM Powered Family

Fun Fizzing Moon Rocks ActivityLittle Bins for Little Hands 

We have lots of resources on Astronomy if you are looking for some more free resources to go with your science experiments!

FREE Printables for Use With Apologia’s Astronomy Book

Free Printables and Ideas to Accompany Astronomy

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.

the Astronomy Student Notebook workbook cover with background image examples of worksheets from the book

Instant Download FREE Printables:

FREE Wonders of Space Notebooking Research Journal

Space Terminology Vocabulary Book

Moon Terminology Vocabulary Copywork Notebook

Sun Terminology Vocabulary Copywork Notebook

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Easy Science Experiments for Learning About Astronomy

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