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    In "Exploring the Solar System: Stomp Rockets," participants learn about how some rockets carry science tools—not scientists—into space, and how a special kind of rocket called "...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    National Optical Astronomy Observatory
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    This is a classic exercise for visualizing the scale of the Solar System. Both the relative size and spacing of the planets are demonstrated in this outdoor exercise, using a mere peppercorn to...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    The "Exploring the Solar System: Magnetic Fields" activity shows participants how scientists can use tools to study the invisible magnetic fields of Earth, the Sun, and other objects in...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    The University of Texas McDonald Observatory
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    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. Then they extend to explore the motions of the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    "Exploring the Universe: Objects in Motion" encourages participants to explore the complex but predictable ways objects in the universe interact with each other. Stars, planets, moons,...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    "Exploring Earth: Paper Mountains" lets participants explore the way the shape of the land and the pull of gravity influence how water moves over Earth. By making unique mountain models...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    California Academy of Sciences
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    In this activity, learners gain knowledge about how carbon moves through all four of the Earth’s major spheres (biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and lithosphere), and understand how humans...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    NASA
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    This demonstration activity models how Venus appears from Earth. This activity will help learners see why Venus appears to us sometimes as the "morning star" and sometimes as the "...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    In "Exploring the Universe: Exoplanet Transits," participants simulate one of the methods scientists use to discover planets orbiting distant stars. Even when a planet is too far away to...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Center for Science Education @ Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley
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    In this activity, learners investigate the concepts of relative size and distance by creating a basic model of the solar system. Learners will work at one end of a hallway, large room or outdoor...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes

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