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Stories in the SkyAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners create their own constellations and star patterns and write a short, descriptive story explaining the significance of their star pattern/constellation.
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
Sky Time: Kinesthetic AstronomyAdd to list Details
Through a series of simple body movements, learners gain insight into the relationship between time and astronomical motions of Earth (rotation about its axis, and orbit around the Sun), and also abou
Moon and Stars
In this craft activity, learners create a string of cut-out moons and stars.
Modeling the Night SkyAdd to list Details
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.
Globe at NightAdd to list Details
In this international citizen science activity, learners measure their night sky brightness and submit their observations into an online database.
Coma Cluster of GalaxiesAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners will first learn the basics of galaxy classification and grouping.
Hot AirAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners set up an experiment to investigate the effects of hot air on the path of a laser beam.
Colors of StarsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners observe colors in the flame of a burning candle to explore connections between matter, light, color and temperature -- basic concepts of matter and energy.
A Universe Without SupernovaeAdd to list Details
This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity illustrates the value of supernovae in the universe.
Constellation ViewerAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners will explore what a constellation is and make their own.
Counting Your Lucky StarsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners sample a star field to estimate the number of stars in the universe.
Any Year Calendars
This PDF contains 12 calendars (12 months). Each month contains activities about math. Things to do on familiar holidays (like July 4), less common holidays (like Backward Day), and any day.
Expanding Balloon UniverseAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners will discover how our universe is continuously expanding.
Inverted BottlesAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners investigate convection by using food coloring and water of different temperatures.
Ready to Observe: Enhance Your Telescope ExperienceAdd to list Details
This fun hands-on astronomy activity uses a variety of simple props to help learners understand why they see what they see in a telescope.
In this activity, learners will create their very own constellation.
Cycles in the CardsAdd to list Details
In this "game," learners explore and relate the evolution of stars to a Navajo creation story. The story is written on a series of cards, which are laid on a table as the story is told.
The Thousand-Yard ModelAdd to list Details
This is a classic exercise for visualizing the scale of the Solar System.
In this activity, learners create a star show and discover how they can prevent light pollution. Using simple materials, learners first design constellation boxes.