Galactic Kids | Dictionary of Earth

Hackathon Managua UAM

The Challenge | Dictionary of Earth

Develop a creative way for the public and scientists alike to learn the definitions of Earth-related scientific and technical terms, using the power of crowdsourcing.


An interactive crowd-sourced dictionary to help kids of all ages to understand scientific terms about climate change.

Galactic Kids is an interactive crowd-sourced dictionary to help kids of all ages understand scientific terms relating to climate change while promoting a better understanding about Earth science. Made by kids, for kids of all ages. is an animated responsive mobile website suitable for viewing from your PC, tablet, or phone to make learning about scientific terms related to climate change easy and exciting! We organized the definitions thematically so that visitors can easily explore by category.

All of the entries USE KID-FRIENDLY LANGUAGE, include images and videos that are organized thematically to make it easy for you to explore!

Abbreviations and acronyms are included with the terms and explained by kids.

The Definitions of the day section makes It's easy to learn new terms. Check out our website everyday and you'll find our chosen words of the day!

You too can help us grow our kid friendly crowd sourced dictionary by adding a scientific word and its definition to help others learn about climate change and Earth science.

It’s that easy!

Resources utilized to build this project: The website was built using and uses the AccessPress plug in for the crowdsourcing function. The information and images used can be found at the following NASA websites:

NASA Climate Kids

EPA Climate Change Kids

EPA Climate Change Glossary

NASA Climate Change

NASA Earth Topics

NASA Surface Temperature

NASA CO2 Virtual Data


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