FREE Resources for Studying Outer Space

October 21, 2020

Sarah Shelton

Sarah Shelton

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My girls love star gazing and looking at the night sky. They were so excited about the new rocket launches this year, and love watching the live streams of the shuttles launching from Cape Canaveral at the Kennedy Space Center. If you have children that are fascinated by outer space you will want to check out these awesome resources.

Free Resources for Studying Outer Space text with image of planet earth in space

We have some wonderful family memories of star gazing on long summer nights when we go camping. It is amazing what you can see when you don’t have the city lights all around you. Learning about the night sky sparks many discussions to learn more about outer space. We like to do unit studies on things that spark the interest of my children.

These printables, freebies and websites are great to use as a unit study on space. They will also work well to accompany any astronomy science curriculum. We love adding extra things to our homeschool to enrich what we are learning, and to immerse ourselves in that particular subject.

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

FREE Outer Space Printables and Lesson Plans:

Space Station Explorers Activities and Lesson Plans

Outer Space Preschool and Kindergarten Math WorksheetsReal Life at Home

What is Space Exploration? Homework Help and Lesson PlansThe School Run

Space Exploration History Learning CardsPinay Homeschooler

Outer Space Learning Binder for PreschoolPlanes and Balloons

Space Unit StudyGift of Curiosity

Wonders of Space Notebooking Research Journal  – This fun unit study will help your children to explore space while they record what they are learning in this notebooking research journal. 

Wonders of Space Notebooking Unit text with illustrated image of Saturn in space

Planets and Outer Space Unit for Intermediate LearnersWhole Child Homeschool 

Outer Space Printables, Copywork, Writing Activities, Puzzles and MoreIn All You Do

Stargazing Scavenger HuntReal Life at Home

Phases of the Moon Worksheets and PrintablesCrafty Classroom 

Seven Wonders of the Solar System Unit Study

Astronaut and Rocket Ship LessonsOnly Passionate Curiosity

Space Themed Writing Prompt Packs for Beginner Elementary  – Each of these space-themed creative writing prompts pack contains 20 total writing prompts. There is one for each day of the school week for one month long. There are packs for early learners and for elementary age students.

Space Themed Creative Writing Freebies text with image examples of two workbook covers

Here are some more resources on the moon and planets to further enrich your studies on outer space:

You can’t think of outer space without first thinking about or seeing the moon. It is what sparks a lot of interest in what is out there in space!

Moon Terminology Vocabulary Copywork Notebook 

Moon Phases Nature Unit Study Printable Pack – Simple Living Mama

Sun Terminology Vocabulary Copywork Notebook 

Sun Terminology Free Vocabulary Copywork Notebook

Sun Moon and Stars LapbookHomeschool Share

FREE Printables for Use with Apologia’s Exploring Astronomy

Free Printables and Unit Studies on the Moon text with image background of a full moon at night and a workbook cover

Websites to learn about Outer Space:

Explore Earth and Space with the NASA Space Place  – there are art projects, lesson plans, unit studies, videos and lots of fun and fascinating facts about space. 

Amazing Space is a space telescope education program. There are lots of space themed resources broken down by topic with online explorations and teacher lesson plans.

Hubblesite – You can learn about the newest Hubble discoveries, and view photographs of the stars and galaxies.

NASA Kids Club is a place to play games and learn more about outer space and NASA.

Universe Today – is full of the latest information on space and astronomy news.  is the the premier source of space exploration, innovation and astronomy news and coverage of all the latest space discoveries. 

Free Resources for Studying Outer Space

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