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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.
From the Internet to Outer Space
In this activity, learners will use Google Sky to observe features of the night sky and share their observations.
Delta, Delta, Delta
In this experiment, learners construct an equilateral triangle using graph paper, a pencil, protractor and ruler. They also make a "laser triangle" using a laser pointer and front-silvered mirrors.
Landing the RoverAdd to list Details
In this team design challenge (page 19-24 of PDF), learners "land" a model Lunar Rover in a model Landing Pod (both previously built in activities #3 and #4 in PDF).
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
Design a Lunar Rover!Add to list Details
In this team design challenge (page 2-10 of PDF), learners design and build a model of a Lunar Transport Rover that will carry equipment and people on the surface of the Moon.
Finding the Right CraterAdd to list Details
This quick demonstration (on page 11 of PDF) allows learners to understand why scientists think water ice could remain frozen in always-dark craters at the poles of the Moon.
Design a Landing Pod!Add to list Details
In this team design challenge (page 11-18 of PDF), learners design and build a Landing Pod for a model Lunar Rover (previously built in activity on page 1-10 of PDF).
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.
Future Moon: The Footsteps of ExplorersAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners drop impactors onto layers of graham crackers!
Infant Moon: Moon Mix!Add to list Details
In this activity, learners investigate the Moon's infancy and model how an ocean of molten rock (magma) helped shape the Moon that we see today.
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.
Why Does the Moon Have Phases?Add to list Details
In this activity, learners use a simple 3D model to discover why the Moon has phases.
Kid Moon: Splat!Add to list Details
In this activity, learners model ancient lunar impacts using water balloons.
Moon's Long History: Impact PaintingsAdd to list Details
In this activity, pairs of learners model how scientists use craters to determine the ages of lunar surfaces. One partner keeps time while the other creates a painting for the other to interpret.
Magnification vs. Resolution: Can you see the flag on the Moon?Add to list Details
This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners explore the difference between telescope magnification and resolution.
Mass, Area, VolumeAdd to list Details
In this activity (page 18 of PDF), learners will measure the volume of impact craters created by projectiles of different masses.
Cook Up a CometAdd to list Details
In this activity (on page 5 of PDF), learners use dry ice and household materials to make scientifically accurate models of comets.
In this online game, learners attempt to send a rocket ship to various targets. Learners can adjust the angle and thrust of the rocket before it is launched.
Exploring the Universe: Static Electricity
This activity encourages visitors to build an electroscope—a simplified version of one of the tools scientists use to study the invisible forces on Earth and in space.