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Where Are the Distant Worlds? Star MapsAdd to list Details
This fun hands-on astronomy activity lets learners use star maps (included) to find constellations and to identify stars with extrasolar planets (Northern Hemisphere only, naked eye).
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.
A Flag for Your PlanetAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners design a flag for a chosen or assigned planet. The instructions include information about flags on Earth, and a list of flag references.
Why Do Eclipses Happen?Add to list Details
This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners create 3D models of the Earth, Moon and Sun to demonstrate solar and lunar eclipses.
Heavyweight Champion: JupiterAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners confront their perceptions of gravity in the solar system.
In this activity, learners discuss and investigate how cameras, telescopes, and their own eyes use light in similar ways.
The Pull of the PlanetsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners model the gravitational fields of planets on a flexible surface.
Dunking the PlanetsAdd to list Details
In this demonstration, learners compare the relative sizes and masses of scale models of the planets as represented by fruits and other foods.
Exploring the Universe: Exoplanet Transits
In "Exploring the Universe: Exoplanet Transits," participants simulate one of the methods scientists use to discover planets orbiting distant stars.
Crash Landing!Add to list Details
In this activity, groups cut out and sort cards showing items recovered from a crash landing on the Moon. The 12 items range from food and water to rope and matches to a self-inflating life raft.
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.
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.
In this space science activity, learners work together to create a human-powered orrery to model the movements of the four inner planets.
In this activity (posted on March 12, 2011), learners follow the steps to construct a spectroscope, a tool used to analyze light and color.
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.
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.
Let's Make a Supernova!Add to list Details
This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners explore what happens when a star explodes.
Pocket Solar System: Make a Scale ModelAdd to list Details
This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners build a scale model of the universe with little more than adding machine tape.