DIY Solar System

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DIY Solar System makes it easy for families and educators to explore the solar system from anywhere, anytime! The app includes 11 science activities to learn about space travel, living in space, and the unique objects that make up the planetary system we call home. In these activities you can design a Moon base, grow your own space garden, or experience what it’s like to control a rover on Mars—all with step-by-step instructions and using low-cost materials. After sizing up your spacesuit, set off on a planet walk in augmented reality by dropping a scale version of the solar system outside your home—or take a space selfie with your favorite planet. And finally, scan awe-inspiring images of space objects from NASA’s Earth and space observatories in a fast-paced game to discover what is in or out of our solar system. This free app for iPhones and iPads is your ticket to all of these space adventures and much more!

Price: Free

Ages: 4+

Languages: English and Spanish

Topics: Astronauts, Solar System

OS: Apple

iPhone, iPad iOS 12+

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This work was supported by NASA under award number 80NSSC21M0082. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs are those of the author and do not reflect the views of NASA.