Mystic Aquarium's Online Educational Resources

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STEM for Kids Online Resources

Mystic Aquarium is sharing fun and free resources for families to access from home through our STEM Mentoring for the Planet program. This week's theme:

Human Spaceflight 🚀

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What it Takes to be an Astronaut

Watch this video from PBS Science Trek to learn what an astronaut is and what it takes to become one. Then check out this video from STEM in 30 to see if you have what it takes to complete astronaut training.   

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NASA STEM Activities

Visit NASA’s STEM @ Home site for fun crafts, puzzles, and games about space and human spaceflight. Build an edible spacecraft, download a puzzle book, play a spot-the-differences game, color your own spacesuit, and more.   

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Tour the ISS

Go on a video tour of the International Space Station (ISS) with astronaut Sunita Williams. She will explain how people eat, exercise, sleep, go to the bathroom, and work together while living on the space station.   

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Spaceflight Podcasts

Keep exploring the ISS with two podcasts from Brains On! In Living Large with the ISS, you’ll find out more about what it’s like to live on the space station, and in The Secrets of the Spectacular Spacesuit, you’ll learn how spacesuits keep astronauts safe.   

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Story Time from Space

Listen to astronauts read stories while they are floating aboard the space station. There are more than a dozen stories to choose from, including Hey-Ho to Mars We’ll Go, Ada Lace Take Me to Your Leader, and Mousestronaut.   

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In this activity from PBS Design Squad, you will design and build a model spacecraft to protect two “astronauts” (marshmallows!) when they land on the Moon.   

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