CAS Kids

Welcome to the kids section of our website!

In this area we will post materials that are geared more towards the young astronomers among us. This page is a work in progress, so please check back occasionally to see our new additions.

Things For Kids To Do Online
Local Clubs with Activities

DIGITAL LIBRARY


Did you know that the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has books, magazines, movies and more that you can check out digitally when you can’t make it into one of our branches?  Just download the relevant free app to your device of choice, enter in your library card account number, and you are good to go!


Overdrive:  Astronomy

 

Overdrive:  STEM / STEAM


Scholastic BookFLIX: Earth and Sky


RB Digital Magazines: Astronomy


WEB RESOURCES


Astronomy Throughout History

Research the history of stargazing.

FactCite 

What is the Earth’s total mass?  What is Neptune’s average surface temperature?  How is a day measured?  All this and more!


KidsSpace: On the Web: Science  

The Library gathered the best websites we could find in one spot!


NASA Kids Club

The best place for kids interested in space, science, rockets, astronauts and the solar system.

NASA's SpacePlace

Online activates focusing on space sciences and technologies that NASA is pioneering through space exploration.

National Air and Space Museum - Online Learning

Learn by doing! Online activities test your knowledge and demonstrate the principles of aviation and spaceflight.

Space Weather Center

Online games and interactive activities to help you understand the science behind space weather.

StarChild

Solar system glossary for elementary age students.

World Book Kids: Science Projects   

Plenty of hands-on activities, experiments and puzzles to engage with.



"Digital Library" Information and list provided by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.



CAS Kids
These programs are held every first Saturday of the month. Below are some materials that have been used during these programs, presented at CAS HQ.
    • The Astronomical League's Constellation Hunter Program Booklet: This is a booklet we have put together to simplify the drawing and submitting of the Northern constellations required to earn the Astronomical League's "Constellation Hunter" pin.
    • The Astronomical League also offers a kids ONLY program called "Sky Puppies." You must be 10 years of age or younger to participate.
    • Here is the "Star Wheel" that we made in class. Feel free to print your own off and make one at home.
    • Play-Doh Planets: The third procedure in this document is the one that was done in class, which demonstrates the relative sizes of each our solar system's planets.
    • Planet Saying Coloring Page: This is a coloring page with the saying "My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nachos", which helps kids remember the names and ordering of the planets. (Created by Scott McClanahan)
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