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In this activity, learners experiment with creating various types of bubble solutions and testing which ingredients form longer-lasting bubbles.
Space Stations: Bones of Contention
In this activity, learners make models representing bones on Earth and bones that have been in space. They discover what happens to bones without proper exercise and nutrition.
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).
Launch ItAdd to list Details
In this design challenge activity, learners use a balloon and other simple materials to design an air-powered rocket that can hit a distant target.
Mold GrowthAdd to list Details
In this activity learners observe mold growth on different types of bread by measuring and recording the growth rate.
Exploring the Universe: Pack a Space TelescopeAdd to list Details
Space telescopes can offer us better, clearer views of the universe (and of our own planet) than Earth-based telescopes can, but getting these large, delicate pieces of equipment into orbit is tricky.
Exploring the Universe: Exoplanet TransitsAdd to list Details
In "Exploring the Universe: Exoplanet Transits," participants simulate one of the methods scientists use to discover planets orbiting distant stars.
Mars Perseverance Activity: Mud Splat Craters
In this activity, learners explore the physics of impact craters from their own backyard using mud. Learners are encouraged to match features of real impact craters to their models.
Proportionality: The X-Plane GenerationAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners build a 1:140 "scale model" of NASA's X-33 Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) Technology Demonstrator, and investigate how the model dimensions compare to the real vehicle.
Exploring Strange New WorldsAdd to list Details
This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners explore model planets (that they or an educator will create), using methods NASA scientists use to explore our Solar System.
DIY Pasta Rover
In this activity, learners design and build a NASA rover using raw pasta and candy with a limited imaginary budget.
Geometry and Algebra: The Future Flight EquationAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners discover how NASA engineers develop experimental aircraft.
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.
Ripening of Fruits and VegetablesAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners test the rate of ripening fruit and vegetables and use a chemical to inhibit the ripening process.
Get a Leg UpAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners experiment and collect data during a simulation of the fluid shifts experienced by astronauts' bodies in microgravity.
Exploring the Universe: Filtered LightAdd to list Details
"Exploring the Universe: Filtered Light" demonstrates how scientists can use telescopes and other tools to capture and filter different energies of light to study the universe.
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.
Heavy LiftingAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners work in NASA teams to build balloon-powered rockets using identical parts and compete to launch the greatest number of paper clips to "space" (the ceiling).
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).
Exploring the Universe: Space Guess QuestAdd to list Details
Space Guess Quest is a fun game that encourages participants to identify the many types of objects in space, from human-made spacecraft to nebulas, galaxies, stars, and worlds.