Space Ships Activities and Fireworks

Workshop Activities

1. Craft – Helium UFO's

2. Key Points – History of Space Travel

3. Collaborative – Mars Bingo

4. Writing – Living in Space

5. Math/Logic – How Fast?

6. Character Connection – The Magic of Determination

7. Big Activity – Rocket Science

8. Movement - Ring Saturn

Minecraft Activities

1. Experience the Floo Network

2. Take a rocket to Mars

3. Build a Mars colony

4. Graduate from Hogwarts

5. Take boats and Hogwarts Express home


  • Make a scale model of a space ship.

  • Identify five different space vehicles. Who made them? What are they used for? Write about it in your journal.

  • Pretend that you are going to apply to be an astronaut. Make the job application and fill it out.

  • Make a flipbook of a rocket in space.

  • Based on the space travel that has already been made, what do you think space travel will be like in 10 years from now? 25 years? 50 years? Write your thoughts in your journal.

  • What space travel is going on right now? Document all the missions currently in progress and/or those that are planned. Put them in order of importance.

  • Track the International Space Station:

  • Experiment with Kerbal Space Program:

  • Play with Stephenson's Rocket:

  • Do some moon math:

  • Design a moon settlement:

  • Make a timeline of space exploration.

  • What do you wish you could know about space? Write down 5-10 questions. Email JPL to see if they know the answers to any of your questions. For the questions they don’t have the answers to, consider how you think those questions could be answered.

  • Pretend you went on a long space trip. Make a postcard you might send home. What picture does it have on it? What do you write on it?

  • Pretend you got to make the food that the astronauts will eat in space. Make the food, package it appropriately, and make a label for it, complete with your food company logo.

  • Write a want ad for a space ship that you want.

  • One of the most famous quotes is, "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind." Imagine that you were the first person to step on Mars. What do you say as you step onto the planet?

  • Discover what portion of the solar system, galaxy, and universe has been explored.

  • Make an inventory of the equipment now orbiting the earth.

  • Play pretend with a friend. You are space heroes defending the universe against an evil empire.

  • Play pretend with a friend. You are