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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.
My Solar System
In this online activity, learners build their own system of heavenly bodies and watch the gravitational ballet.
The Earth's TimelineAdd to list Details
In this group activity, learners will mark important developments of life on Earth on a timeline (each foot in length representing 200 million years).
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.
Light on Other PlanetsAdd to list Details
In this math-based activity, learners model the intensity of light at various distances from a light source, and understand how astronomers measure the amount of sunlight that hits our planet and othe
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.
Infant Moon: Moon Mix!Add to list Details
In this activity, learners investigate the Moon's infancy and model how an ocean of molten rock (magma) helped shape the Moon that we see today.
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.
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.
Kid Moon: Splat!Add to list Details
In this activity, learners model ancient lunar impacts using water balloons.
Exploring the Solar System: Big Sun, Small Moon
“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
Cook Up a CometAdd to list Details
In this activity (on page 5 of PDF), learners use dry ice and household materials to make scientifically accurate models of comets.