Exoplanets: Games


Desktop games are a great way to stimulate interest and motivate kids. Here you will find links to an assortment of interactive games and activities from the Internet for use in your classroom. They cover this topic and can be used in a computer lab, on an interactive whiteboard, or on individual computer systems. There are a variety of skill levels in these activities.

Flash, Java, Shockwave, QuickTime or other interactive plug-ins may be required. Each individual site will advise you as to the needs, as necessary.

Explore Space

Space Shuttle

Eyes on Exoplanets lets you fly (from the comfort of your own computer) to anywhere outside our solar system that you wish. Take a scientifically accurate trip to more than 1000 exoplanets, courtesy of NASA. Requires one time download.

Make Your Own Planets


Planet Families - Build a Solar System - create your own collection of planets that orbit a sun with help from NASA.


Space Scene

NASA's Astro-Venture allows you to build your own planet. How will you design it? Be a NASA scientist as you role play the job of creating a planet suitable for human life. (grades 5-8)

How does Earth Differ?

Planet System

Find out how Earth is different from other worlds in this interactive from NASA.

Where is the Closest Star?


How long does it take to visit the nearest planet or the nearest star? Find out at Planet Quest.

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