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This fun hands-on astronomy activity lets learners use star maps (included) to find constellations and to identify stars with extrasolar planets (Northern Hemisphere only, naked eye).
In this activity, learners will use Google Sky to observe features of the night sky and share their observations.
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.
This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners explore what happens when a star explodes.
In this space science activity, learners explore transits and the conditions when a transit may be seen.
Use this model to demonstrate the goal of NASA's Kepler Mission: to find extrasolar planets through the transit method.
This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners explore the difference between telescope magnification and resolution.
Learners build 3D representations of constellations, which show not just the position of the stars as seen from Earth but also their relative distance from Earth.
In this activity, young learners explore the basic shapes of constellations by making their own scope out of a cardboard tube and paper with pinpricks.
This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners experiment with marbles and weights to discover some basics about gravity and black holes.
In this fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity, learners construct a model of our place in the Milky Way Galaxy and the distribution of stars, with a quarter and some birdseed.
In this nighttime, outdoor activity, learners keep a record of what they see in the sky by drawing constellations, the Moon, and making note of the weather and conditions each day.
This simple and engaging astronomy activity explains nuclear fusion and how radiation is generated by stars, using marshmallows as a model.
This fun astronomy activity allows learners to experience finding stars in the night sky that will eventually go supernova. This activity is perfect for a star party outdoors.
Many people think the different stages in the life of a star are actually different types of stars, rather than just stages in the life of a single star.
In this activity, learners cut out and fold their own collapsible origami starshade, an invention that shields a telescope's camera lens from the light of a distant star so that NASA scientists can ex
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.
This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity describes techniques scientists use to find planets orbiting other stars.
In this activity, participants will learn about how gigantic clouds of gas and dust in space, called nebulas, are formed. They'll create their own colorful model nebula using paint and a spinner.