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Lava Layering: Making and Mapping a VolcanoAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners discover how geologists use stratigraphy, the study of layered rock, to understand the sequence of geological events.
Modeling Day and Night
In this activity (on page 1 of the PDF), learners make a "mini-globe" to investigate the causes of day and night on our planet.
Counting With Quadrants
Millions of organisms can live in and around a body of water.
Sky Time: Kinesthetic AstronomyAdd to list Details
Through a series of simple body movements, learners gain insight into the relationship between time and astronomical motions of Earth (rotation about its axis, and orbit around the Sun), and also abou
In this creativity-based activity, learners imagine what the Earth will look like in the near and distant future, then design their own future habitat and creatures that may live there.
The Earth's Timeline
In this group activity, learners will mark important developments of life on Earth on a timeline (each foot in length representing 200 million years).
Space Stations: Beans in SpaceAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners perform 20 arm curls with cans that simulate the weight of beans on Earth versus the weights of the same number of beans on the Moon and in space.
Weather Stations: Temperature and PressureAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners discover the relationship between temperature and pressure in the lower atmospheres of Jupiter and Earth.
Make Your Own Sundial
In this activity, learners investigate the Earth's rotation and how to tell the time of day without a clock. Thsi simple activity only requires a paper plate, a pencil, and sunshine.
Human-powered OrreryAdd to list Details
In this space science activity, learners work together to create a human-powered orrery to model the movements of the four inner planets.
Jiggly JupiterAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners build edible models of Jupiter and Earth to compare their sizes and illustrate the planets' internal layers.
Recipe for a MoonAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners discover that the Moon, like Earth, is made up of layers of different materials. Learners work in teams to make models of the interiors of the Moon and Earth.
Digging Into the Past
This activity (on pages 23-27) lets learners simulate the work of scientists who take core samples of Earth's rocky layers to determine geological history.
Weather Stations: Phase ChangeAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners observe the water cycle in action! Water vapor in a tumbler condenses on chilled aluminum foil — producing the liquid form of water familiar to us as rain and dew.
Weather Stations: StormsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners test how cornstarch and glitter in water move when disturbed. Learners compare their observations with videos of Jupiter's and Earth's storm movements.
Why Does the Moon Have Phases?
In this activity, learners use a simple 3D model to discover why the Moon has phases.
Space Rocks!: A Meteorite GameAdd to list Details
In this board game, learners explore the origins of meteors, meteoroids, and meteorites as well as the their characteristics and importance. They also discover some misconceptions about meteors.
Shape it Up
In this online activity, learners see simulations of how processes shape the Earth, and see estimates of how long these processes take.
Standing in the Shadow of Earth
This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity demonstrates the shadow of the Earth as it rises as a dark blue shadow above the eastern horizon.
Hot Sauce Hot Spots
In this activity, learners model hot spot island formation, orientation and progression with condiments.