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Exploring Earth: Investigating Clouds
“Exploring Earth: Investigating Clouds” is a hands-on activity in which visitors create a cloud in a bottle and explore it with laser light.
Working in small teams, learners try to build a satellite that can float for at least five seconds in the marked area of a vertical wind tube.
DIY Pasta Rover
In this activity, learners design and build a NASA rover using raw pasta and candy with a limited imaginary budget.
Tinkering with Tops
In this activity, learners explore the history, design and motion of spinning tops. Learners work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own tops out of everyday items.
Exploring the Ocean with Robots
In this activity, learners are introduced to robotic submarines called gliders. Learners make “gliders” from plastic syringes and compare these to Cartesian bottles and plastic bubbles.
Achieving OrbitAdd to list Details
In this Engineering Design Challenge activity, learners will use balloons to investigate how a multi-stage rocket, like that used in the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission, can propel a sat
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.
Passion for PixelsAdd to list Details
In this technology activity, learners explore digital imaging and pixels. Learners "transmit" an image to a partner by creating an image on grid paper.
Locating a Point
In this activity, learners work in teams to simulate the process used by Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to determine the location of a fallen meteorite in Antarctica.
Signs of LifeAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners examine photo images of Earth taken from space, and attempt to identify and explain some of our planet's geological features.
Exploration VehiclesAdd to list Details
Using recycled materials, learners will design a transportation vehicle to carry an egg in an egg toss (a rudimentary model of a shock absorbent transport vessel).
Where Do We Choose to Live and Why?Add to list Details
In this geography investigation, learners use a nighttime satellite image to observe areas of light across the United States and to identify patterns and spatial distributions of human settlements.
Aerial ImageryAdd to list Details
This activity (on page 2 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Earthquakes) is a full inquiry investigation into aerial imagery.