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    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. They will learn about how the eye works, how to use the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    This fun, nighttime hands-on astronomy activity lets learners explore how long it takes for light from different objects in the universe to reach Earth. The activity shows participants the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, groups cut out and sort cards showing items recovered from a crash landing on the Moon. The 12 items range from food and water to rope and matches to a self-inflating life raft....

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners experiment with a bucket, stretchy fabric, marbles, and weights to discover some basics about gravity. Learners will explore how mass...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity demonstrates the shadow of the Earth as it rises as a dark blue shadow above the eastern horizon. Shadows are not just what we see on the sidewalk,...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this quick activity, learners practice locating a constellation in a map of very dark skies. The activity is designed to introduce the Orion, Big Dipper, and Sagittarius constellation patterns,...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    Use this Moon Map Guide to help learners identify features on the Moon, while looking through a telescope. Learners will gain understanding of the Moon's light and dark areas and how lunar...

    free Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    This simple and engaging astronomy activity explains nuclear fusion and how radiation is generated by stars, using marshmallows as a model. Learners will explore what cosmic radiation is and where...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners work together to interpret an "alien message." The group pretends that this is the only message from an imaginary civilization, so there is no "key"...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build a scale model of the solar system using a roll of toilet paper. There are two separate handout versions included for making either a 200-sheet model (85 feet) or a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes

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