Astronomy Games and Resources
Space is a really an interesting place to learn about. It's exciting just to imagine all of the things that are out in the stars. A lot of it hasn't even been discovered yet! The good thing is that you don't have to be an adult to start learning about space: You can learn about astronomy at any age. Astronomy is the study of the stars, moon, planets, comets, and other objects in space. The following games and resources are a great way to start learning about all of the interesting things that are part of the universe.
- Surfing the Solar System: A Treasure Hunt Game and Puzzle: Families who click this link to the Astronomical Society of the Pacific will find this fun game to play, which is both a treasure hunt and a puzzle.
- HangMouse Astronomy: With this fun game, kids get to help the animated mouse guess the right astronomy word and steal the cheese away from the sleeping cat.
- Galactic Explorer: Kids can learn a lot when they explore the galaxy in a spaceship while they're playing this game on the NASA website.
- How Do Stars and Planets Form? Visit this page to learn how stars and planets are formed. The page also includes an image that shows all planets to scale.
- Galaxy Hunt: This astronomy match-style game is meant to help kids recognize galaxies. To play, select a galaxy and drag it to the right shape.
- Ten Facts About Space: National Geographic Kids offers this page of space-related facts for kids. The page also includes a fun video.
- What Do You Know About Stars? Discover how much you know about the stars by clicking this link to the American Museum of Natural History's website, where you can take a ten-question astronomy quiz.
- Identify Planets: Click this link to play a game that asks you to identify the planets by clicking on them or their path.
- Five Things You Didn't Know About Black Holes: You'll see cool pictures of black holes and learn some neat facts about them, including their different names, when you click on this link.