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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.
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.
Making RegolithAdd to list Details
This lesson will helps learners answer the question: How does the bombardment of micrometeoroids make regolith on the moon?
Roving on the MoonAdd to list Details
In this design challenge activity, learners build a rubber band-powered rover that can scramble across the room.
Observing the Moon
Use this Moon Map Guide to help learners identify features on the Moon, while looking through a telescope.
Regolith FormationAdd to list Details
In this three-part activity, learners use food to determine the effects of wind, sandblasting and water on regolith (dust) formation and deposition on Earth.
The Ins and Outs of Tides: Learn About Causes and Predictions
In this activity, learners will compare predicted and observed tides using data from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA).
Ready to Observe: Enhance Your Telescope ExperienceAdd to list Details
This fun hands-on astronomy activity uses a variety of simple props to help learners understand why they see what they see in a telescope.
In this activity, learners act as the Earth and observe how different angles between the Sun, Earth, and Moon affect the phases of the moon we see each month.
Does the Moon Rotate?Add to list Details
This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners make 3-dimensional models of the Earth and Moon.
Habitable WorldsAdd to list Details
In this group activity, learners consider environmental conditions—temperature, presence of water, atmosphere, sunlight, and chemical composition—on planets and moons in our solar system to determine
Exploring the Solar System: Hide and Seek MoonAdd to list Details
"Exploring the Solar System: Hide and Seek Moon" is an engaging way for early childhood learners to experiment with some of the tools scientists use to study objects that are very, very far away, and
Big Sun, Small Moon
Learners will explore the concept of angular distance, and investigate why the moon appears to be the same size as the sun during a solar eclipse, despite the sun being much larger.
In this activity, learners recreate the lunar phases using the frosting from Oreo® cookies and place the phases in order. Round cream cheese crackers can also be used if cookies are not an option.
Planet Exploration MissionAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners design a scientific exploration mission to a planet or moon of their choice.
Sizing Up the Universe
In this online interactive challenge, learners choose items to represent the Earth or solar system, then determine other items to represent the Moon, or Milky Way based on their relative size.
Exploring the Solar System: Solar EclipseAdd to list Details
Exploring the Solar System: Solar Eclipse” is a hands-on activity demonstrating how the particular alignment of the Sun, Earth, and Moon can cause an eclipse.