Science Alert:  Who hasn’t dreamt of escaping to the stars? Especially now, with most of us confined to limited spaces and steeped in tragic news.
 NASA and the ISS National Lab are ready to help. They’ve developed a range of adventurous programs and activities for all the children stuck in home lockdown, including a training program to become a home astronaut, build a hovercraft, launch rockets, and many more.  “Astronauts see the world from space and want to share its beauty and its wholeness,” explained ISS National Lab education manager Dan Barstow.  “They do medical experiments to search for cures, and they help young people see the power of the mysterious Universe to pull us to explore.”
 Now children can follow their lead, with free educational activities that equip parents to help students explore science subjects, from life sciences and human health to robotics, maths and physics – complete with specific guides for kindergarten through to year 12.
Students can take part in experiments like astronauts do on the International Space Station, and compare the results to those from space.
For example, observing microgravity using simple materials to demonstrate how astronauts float in space – not due to lack of gravity, but because they are constantly falling towards Earth.