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Space Craze


Created by Emma MD, last updated 2019-03-14

Summer Camp planning 2013.


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Paint by the Numbers

Battleship-like activity. Part of a larger document that might be useful

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The Thousand-Yard Model

Size of solarsystem activity: can do outside?!

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Finding the Size of the Sun and Moon

website has more activities too

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Make Your Own Telescope

another take on the reflecting telescope

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Kepler Paper Model

From a template; maybe finicky? But looks great.

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Why Do Eclipses Happen?

Eclipses: well laid-out. Demo with some participation.

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Gravity and Falling

Gravity and Black holes. Well laid-out.

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It's all Done with Mirrors

Curved mirrors and telescopes: Love this source!

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Baroreceptor Reflex Role Play

Long PDF with many different activities about astronaut training.

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How Do We Find Planets Around Other Stars?

This--or something similar--will be needed! For astrobiology!

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Colors of Stars

little lame: exploring what colours are the hottest (using a candle) to explain stars

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Getting There!: Navigation and Trajectory

Not fleshed-out enough: but explains how difficult it is to fly to other planets. (Good concept)

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Do a Spacewalk!

Lots of great little 'train like an astronaut' activities

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Feeling Pressured

Vacuum experiment. (Need a vacuum)

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Supernova Star Maps

activity pretty boring. But good illustrations of stars likely to supernova

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Nuclear Fusion

Short: looks good!

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Let's Make a Supernova!

Bouncing balls=supernova!

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Get a Leg Up

astronaut training activities

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Aerogel-lo

Needs a more thorough read and has complicated materials, but looks interesting: detecting comets

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How Long Can You Hold Your Breath?

Another long NASA PDF: good activities on breating and oxygen and sleeping.

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Touch Down

alternative to egg drop?

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Counting Your Lucky Stars

Some good activities (not just the 'counting the stars'. CtS will need to be adapted: estimating other objects? on whiteboard? glitter? Is it important to know exact total?)

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Space Jell-O

Not super relevant: but 'ology' is always great!

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Seeing 3D

You can also make the glasses by scribbling with sharpie on acetone? Tons of red/blue images available online: look at kit for Ella: can we reproduce that?

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A Universe Without Supernovae

Hazards: 4 Hour 1: extension activity for oldest campers (paired with supernova bouncing balls, and marshmallows)

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Rescue Mission

Probably too simple for 'Space craze challenge' but a good concept/intro. Is water worth the hassle?

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Exploring Strange New Worlds

Day 5: ASTROBIOLOGY: With --very--limited modifications, this is what I want the final hour to be

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