If you find yourself with a new (or renewed) interest in the US space program or general astronomy, you’re in luck – the web is full of free and inexpensive learning resources to give your mind. You can even find some science projects to keep your family busy. Here’s a guide.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration the main site is a great place to discover the past, present and future of the country̵
See the stars
When you’re ready to explore the cosmos on your own, use your smartphone; just search for “astronomy” in your app store. Many popular apps combine augmented reality, 3D models and your location information to provide a custom guided tour of the sky.
Find the family’s learning activities
Colorful planets and rolling rovers have a certain appeal for children and can help foster an early interest in science, engineering and mathematics. Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry offers one Science at Home collection of practical projects for children, such as designing a parachute or building a “stomp rocket.”
The California Science Center has several projects as part of its Stuck at Home Science activity series that teaches materials with household materials.