Free Printables and Worksheets About Space Exploration

August 11, 2020

Jeannette Tuionetoa

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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.

Free Printables and Worksheets About Space Exploration

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.

Also available in this series: The Weather Student Notebook and The Archaeology Student Notebook.

The Astronomy Student Notebook workbook cover with background image examples of pages

Check out these free printables and resources about space exploration:

FREE Printables for Use with Apologia’s Astronomy Book

Free Printables and Ideas to Accompany Astronomy

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 |

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 |

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.

FREE Planets Cheat Sheets and Fact Cards

Planets Cheat Sheets & Fact Cards workbook cover

FREE Constellations Cards and Cheat Sheets

Constellation Cards & Cheat Sheets

Planets & Outer Space Unit for Intermediate Learners | Whole Child Homeschool

FREE Outer Space Printables and Resources | In All You Do

Outer Space Printable Activities

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

Solar System Free Unit Study text with image examples of pages

Constellation Activities: FREE Constellations Printables | Little Bins, Little Hands

Outer Space FREE Word Search |

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 |

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.

FREE Space Projects for Kids (And Adults) Stuck At Home |

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.

Free Printables and Worksheets About Space Exploration

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