The homeschool mom in me is always looking for ways to turn my kids’ interests into learning experiences and Star Wars offers so many opportunities, especially in science! Here are some areas where Star Wars will fit well with some links to some Star Wars science activities.
We’ve listed a few videos first, then you’ll find STEM-related STAR WARS science activities, rocket science activities, solar system activities, and biome resources.
FREEBIE ALERT – At the bottom of this post, you’ll find a free printable resource that is not science related, but just fun!
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Science And Star Wars Videos
Star Wars STEM Activities
- Land a Spacecraft on Target from NASA/JPL
- This is an unusual activity – learn about latitude and longitude while mapping the filming locations used in the Star Wars movies.
- Build a robotic arm end effector
- Make an X-Wing Fighter from office supplies from Instructables
- Light Saber paper circuits from Makerspace
- Star Wars Slinky Sounds activity from Fizzics Education
- Who wouldn’t want to make a light saber? Steve Spangler has a great light saber science project you can do with your kids.
- Learn about circular motion with the Millennium Falcon!
- Make math fun with these Star Wars Math Activities
- Star Wars coding activity from Code.org
- Lego Star Wars building challenge cards
- LOTS of Star Wars origami projects
- Rocket Science 101
- How to Make a Rocket with Baking Soda
- Straw Rockets and the Three Laws of Motion
- Rocket Pinwheel
The Star Wars world is full of planets each with particular biomes and environments. Studying those biomes can help kids understanding biomes on earth.
Studying the stars is a no-brainer when it comes to Star Wars Science.
- Make a Model of the Night Sky
- How Solar Energy Works with printable
- Outer Space STEM Activities
- Constellations from NASA’s Space Place
- Google Sky Map
Star Wars Science Books and Games
To fill in some of gaps in my son’s Star Wars knowledge, we’ve been checking out some of the Star Wars titles from DK books. The Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide is awesome. He learns about fascinating creatures, characters, and planets every time he opens the book!
Free Star Wars Characters – Printable Craft
As a departure from all of our other printables, CLICK HERE TO OPEN THE STAR WARS CUT-AND-ASSEMBLE STAR WARS characters. We realize this isn’t science related, but sometimes we just need to color! Add a creative writing assignment to this with these STAR WARS writing prompts and create a fun display or bulletin board.