I’ve had space and NASA on the brain for the past few days thanks to a grant writing marathon with an amazing team led by @WhyMommy and including @Stimey, @TeachMama, @CaffandaPrayer, and others not on Twitter.
Thanks to thinking about all things space, I discovered NASA Kids’ Club, a fun website with space themed games for you astronaut- planetary-scientist -mission-control -specialist-to be. This easy-to-navigate and ad-free site is a must visit for any child interested in space and positively reinforces science, technology, math, and engineering (STEM) concepts in a fun and kid friendly way for preschool through elementary ages.
Use the colorful numbers ranging from 1-5 in mission control (see above image) to choose a skill level and your game choices will appear in the 3 large windows above. With tons of games for 5 different skill levels, a child can easily find something just right for them. Games range from a level 1 pattern game called What Comes Next? to the more complex Addition Blast Off (level 3) and get more challenging in level 5. Level 5 games such as Jumbled Jets require lining up a fleet of airplanes on a runway that tests to test logic whereas Go to the Head of the Solar System requires assisting the comet in its journey to the sun by correctly matching facts with planets.
Besides the leveled games, there are 4 additional games on the home screen. Toy Story fans might gravitate towards Buzz Lightyear Returns from Space but I really like the STS-132 Memory Game, a memory-like game where the goal is to match eight pairs of cards featuring images of the STS-132 mission.
Thanks to games on this NASA-approved site, who knows…Your child really could be a rocket scientist!
Images courtesy of NASA Kids’ Club.
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