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NASA Games, Apps, and Websites to Learn About Space and Astronomy

These NASA-built and -approved resources will have students of all ages seeing space from different perspectives.

NASA Kids' Club Visit Website: http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov
Explore super space-based games and activities for the younger set
Grades K-5
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 3
MY NASA DATA Visit Website: http://mynasadata.larc.nasa.gov/
NASA satellite data + teacher support yields serious inquiry resource
Grades 2-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
NASA App Publisher: NASA Ames Research Center
Visually super NASA-backed treasure trove may overwhelm
Grades 2-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
NASA's Space Place Visit Website: http://spaceplace.nasa.gov
Stellar smorgasbord of space and technology materials
Grades 3-8
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
NASA Visualization Explorer Publisher: NASA
Updated stories help kids stay up to speed with space exploration
Grades 3-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
NASA: Solar System Exploration Visit Website: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/
Highly visual, interactive site could overwhelm with so many resources
Grades 5-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
Mars Student Imaging Project Visit Website: http://mars.nasa.gov/msip/
Take science research out of this world with NASA's Mars project
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Moonbase Alpha Publisher: NASA
NASA lunar game shows students practical challenges of space
Grades 8-12
Type Game
Price Free
Platforms Linux, Mac, Windows
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
NASA's Radio JOVE Project Visit Website: http://radiojove.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Listen to Jupiter by building a radio telescope and tuning in
Grades 9-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated