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Postcards from Space

Using information from the My Place in Space lithograph, learners write and/or draw a postcard to friends and family as if they had gone beyond the interstellar boundary of our Solar System, into the Milky Way Galaxy. If you need an audio version of this material, the file is compatible with screen reading software such as Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per student)


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Astronomy
      • Stars and Galaxies
      • Probes, Satellites and Spacecraft
      • Size and Scale
    • Solar System
      • The Sun
      • The Planets
  • Engineering and Technology
    • Technology
  • Physical Sciences
    • States of Matter
  • The Nature of Technology
    • Technology and Society
      • Impacts of Technology

Informal Categories

  • Arts and Crafts


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes assesments for student learning

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Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All Rights Reserved, NASA,

Funding Source:

  • NASA


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