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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.
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!
Heavyweight Champion: JupiterAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners confront their perceptions of gravity in the solar system.
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.
Build a Solar SystemAdd to list Details
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
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.
Human-powered OrreryAdd to list Details
In this space science activity, learners work together to create a human-powered orrery to model the movements of the four inner planets.
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.
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.
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.
Weather Stations: Phase ChangeAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners observe the water cycle in action! Water vapor in a tumbler condenses on chilled aluminum foil — producing the liquid form of water familiar to us as rain and dew.
LEGO OrreryAdd to list Details
Use this model to demonstrate the goal of NASA's Kepler Mission: to find extrasolar planets through the transit method.
Weather Stations: StormsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners test how cornstarch and glitter in water move when disturbed. Learners compare their observations with videos of Jupiter's and Earth's storm movements.
Experiencing Parallax With Your ThumbAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners investigate parallax, a method used to measure distances to stars and planets in the solar system.
Getting There!: Navigation and TrajectoryAdd to list Details
In this two-part activity, learners map a navigation plan to get from Earth to Mars and back. In activity one, learners represent the orbital paths of Earth through dance and dramatic movement.
Weight in Space
In this activity, learners are challenged to calculate their own weight on various planets using a scale and calculator. Older learners may be challenged to do so without using calculators.
Modeling the Night Sky
In this two-part activity, learners explore the Earth and Sun's positions in relation to the constellations of the ecliptic with a small model.