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In this activity, learners verify that the Sun appears in a different location at a specific time every day of the year with one exception: on the Equinoxes.
In this activity (on page 1 of the PDF), learners make a "mini-globe" to investigate the causes of day and night on our planet.
This is an activity (located on page 131 of the PDF) related to sleep and circadian rhythms as well as space travel.
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 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.
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.
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
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
In this online activity, learners build their own system of heavenly bodies and watch the gravitational ballet.
This demonstration activity models how Venus appears from 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, learners will imagine the challenges and opportunities of asteroid mining.
In this space science activity, learners explore transits and the conditions when a transit may be seen.
Use this model to demonstrate the goal of NASA's Kepler Mission: to find extrasolar planets through the transit method.
In this activity, learners use a simple 3D model to discover why the Moon has phases.
“Exploring the Solar System: Big Sun, Small Moon” is a hands-on activity that explores the concept of apparent size and allows visitors to experience this phenomena using familiar objects—a tennis bal
In this activity (on page 5 of PDF), learners use dry ice and household materials to make scientifically accurate models of comets.
In this online game, learners attempt to send a rocket ship to various targets. Learners can adjust the angle and thrust of the rocket before it is launched.
This lesson plan provides learners with two activities to explore the connections between events in their lives and the seasons of the year.