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Your Age on Other WorldsAdd to list Details
Did you know that you would be a different age if you lived on Mars? It's true!
A Place in Space
Learners construct and use a "real" 3D coordinate system out of balsa wood and foam core. They will then be able to locate coordinates in space.
The Four Seasons
In this lesson that includes hands-on activities and demonstrations, learners discover that it is the tilt of the Earth's axis (not its proximity to the sun) that causes the seasons.
In this activity, learners explore the concept of how engineering solved the problem of human/computer interface.
Reason for the Seasons
In this activity (on page 6 of the PDF), learners plot the path of the sun's apparent movement across the sky on two days, with the second day occurring two or three months after the first.
Knowing North: Understanding the Relationship between Time and the SunAdd to list Details
This activity shows how our experience of the Sun changes with time and location. The sun dagger at Chaco Canyon is thought by many to be a sort of ancient timekeeping device.
Twist & Shout
Learners examine what happens when a tube spins in two directions at once. They push on a cardboard tube causing it to spin along its length while at the same time turning from end-to-end.
Make A Spinning Top
In this activity, learners design and build a toy top out of simple, everyday materials and have the option to use the toy as an artistic tool.
Design and Build a Wind Vane
In this activity, learners design and build a simple wind vane —one of the oldest kinds of weather tools— and use it to show wind direction.