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The Geophysical Light/Dark Cycle
This is an activity (located on page 131 of the PDF) related to sleep and circadian rhythms as well as space travel.
Edible Model of the SunAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners make "solar cookies," edible models of the Sun's outer layers using sugar cookies and toppings.
In this activity, learners explore how the power of the sun can be harnessed to heat and cool a building.
Dry Ice Comet
In this activity, dry ice and other items are used to construct a demonstration model of a comet that illustrates the comet nucleus, coma, and tails.
In this activity, learners experiment with shadows and light sources to understand the relationship between the angle illumination and the shadow's length.
Build a Solar System
In this activity, learners make a scale model of the Solar System and learn the real definition of "space." Learners use the online calculator to create an appropriate scale to use as a basis for thei
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
Space Weather Action CenterAdd to list Details
In this interdisciplinary activity, learners create a Space Weather Action Center (SWAC) to monitor solar storms and develop real SWAC news reports.
Cook Food Using the Sun
Learners build a solar oven from a cardboard pizza box, aluminum foil and plastic. Learners can use their oven to cook S'mores or other food in the sun.
Morning Star and Evening StarAdd to list Details
This demonstration activity models how Venus appears from 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.
Make a TerrariumAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners make a miniature greenhouse or "terrarium" to explore the greenhouse effect.
Transit TracksAdd to list Details
In this space science activity, learners explore transits and the conditions when a transit may be seen.
Using Solar EnergyAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners discover how solar energy can be used to heat water.
Why Does the Moon Have Phases?
In this activity, learners use a simple 3D model to discover why the Moon has phases.
Eclipse FlipbookAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners make flipbooks of drawings showing the progression of a Total Solar Eclipse.
Ancient Observatories: Timeless Knowledge ActivitiesAdd to list Details
This lesson plan provides learners with two activities to explore the connections between events in their lives and the seasons of the year.
Getting There!: Navigation and TrajectoryAdd to list Details
In this two-part activity, learners map a navigation plan to get from Earth to Mars and back. In activity one, learners represent the orbital paths of Earth through dance and dramatic movement.
Modeling the Night Sky
In this two-part activity, learners explore the Earth and Sun's positions in relation to the constellations of the ecliptic with a small model.