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Exploring the Universe: Pack a Space TelescopeAdd to list Details
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.
Exploring Strange New Worlds
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.
Paint by the NumbersAdd to list Details
In this pencil and paper activity, learners work in pairs and simulate how astronomical spacecraft and computers create images of objects in space.
Exploring the Universe: Space Guess QuestAdd to list Details
Space Guess Quest is a fun game that encourages participants to identify the many types of objects in space, from human-made spacecraft to nebulas, galaxies, stars, and worlds.
Exploring the Solar System: Mission to Space Board GameAdd to list Details
In this tabletop board game, players will represent a team of scientists and engineers sending a spacecraft on a mission to space.
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.
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.
In this design challenge activity, learners build a shock-absorbing system that will protect two “astronauts” when they land.
Rover RacesAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners experience some of the challenges of "tele-operating" a robotic vehicle on another planet when they design and execute a series of commands to guide a human "rover" through
Kepler Paper ModelAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners build a paper model of the spacecraft and photometer (telescope) used during NASA's Kepler Mission.
MarsBound!: Mission to the Red PlanetAdd to list Details
MarsBound! is an engineering simulation activity in which learners use realistic techniques to plan a mission to Mars.