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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.
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.
The Drake EquationAdd to list Details
In this math activity, based on the research of famed astronomer Frank Drake, learners calculate the possibilities of finding intelligent life elsewhere in the universe besides Earth.
Tabloid ScienceAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners analyze a fictionalized report of life on Mars, based on a real NASA satellite photo, and explore how to separate scientific fact from fiction.
Is Anybody Out There?Add to list Details
Learners listen to and try to decipher a radio message that was sent from Earth to possible intelligent civilizations.
In this hands-on activity, learners use the steps of the design process to create a hook to rescue a "space capsule" from the water.
How Do Probes Get To Space?
Investigate how force and thrust work to propel rockets into outer space. Build a rocket: a blown-up balloon taped to a drinking straw threaded through some string.
Translating an Alien MessageAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners work together to interpret an "alien message." The group pretends that this is the only message from an imaginary civilization, so there is no "key" and thus no "correct" wa
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.
Build the Big Dipper
Learners use simple materials to construct a model the Big Dipper. Learners hang the model from a doorway or ceiling and look up at it to see the constellation as seen from Earth.