Learning Launchpad

Chabot’s Virtual Resource Center

Welcome to the Learning Launchpad! Get ready to explore and learn more about the Universe and Planet Earth with new activities, videos and more. We are bringing science to life with content created by our very own education team! Learn, create, engage, interact and get inspired with us.



White Bread Challenge

How clean are your hands and other surfaces around the house?We all know the importance of thoroughly washing our hands, but how clean are our hands? How clean are these household and classroom items we touch multiple times a day?
Let’s learn together!
Make sure to share your results and your progress with us @chabotspace.
#Learning Launchpad #whitebreadchallenge


Story Time with a Scientist: Aerospace Engineering

Enjoy this story about how birds, planes, and rockets fly then design your own rocket!

    • Listen to the Story: Aerospace Engineering
    • Design your own rocket
    • Let’s learn together!
      Be sure to share your rockets with us on social media by tagging @chabotspace.
      #LearningLaunchpad #ChabotDIYRocket


       Start Your Moon Journal

      Does the moon always look the same? How does it change over time? Use Chabot’s moon journal to track and observe our moon. Can you figure out how it changes?

      Let’s learn together!
      Be sure to share your habitats with us on social media by tagging @chabotspace.
      #LearningLaunchpad #ChabotMoonJournal



      Design A Moon Habitat

      For Your Pet

      Imagine you and your family are visiting the moon. Your pet is coming too! What kind of habitat would you design for them?

      Plan Your Project

      Let’s learn together!
      Be sure to share your habitats with us on social media by tagging @chabotspace.
      #LearningLaunchpad #ChabotMoonHabitat



      What’s the weather? Does it change over time?

      Observe and measure the weather in your area with our meteorologist notebook and DIY weather station instructions.
      Let’s learn together!
      Be sure to share your notebooks, weather stations, and observations with us on social media by tagging @chabotspace.
      #LearningLaunchpad #ChabotMeteorologist


      Observing Nature with iNaturalist

      Be a citizen scientist!
      Join Science Educator and nature enthusiast, Sam Bell, on a hike to find and photograph plants and animals along the trail.
      Let’s learn together!
      See something cool on your hike or make an observation on the app? Share it with us too on social media by tagging @chabotspace.
      #LearningLaunchpad #ChabotObserver


      More From Our Friends and Partners

      Storytime Videos – Storytime From Space

      Hear some of your favorite children’s books read by astronauts on the International Space Station.

      Kidpass Digital Platform – Kidpass

      The KidPass Digital Platform is an all-in-one platform for family friendly classes and activities online.

      “Time to Shine,” The Moon Song by StoryBots – Netflix Jr.

      The moon is bright and its rap’s all right!


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      Our virtual resource center is growing and evolving with new content every week. To receive updates on the latest fun activity, video or interactive opportunity, sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media.

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      Engage With Us

      Ask us questions and share pictures of your finished activities with us by tagging @chabotspace on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

      We are currently planning new ways for you to interact with our educators virtually. Check back for upcoming interactive opportunities.


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      Help us create free, engaging, virtual science content for our community and far beyond. In our quickly evolving world, STEM education is more important than ever. Join us in creating the next generation of scientific thinkers and developing an informed citizenry.

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