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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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    “Exploring the Universe: Orbiting Objects” is a hands-on activity that invites visitors to experiment with different sized and weighted balls on a stretchy fabric gravity well. The activity models...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners use a toaster to generate wind and compare the appliance's heat source to Jupiter's own hot interior. Learners discover that convection drives wind on Jupiter...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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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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    In this activity, learners observe the water cycle in action! Water vapor in a tumbler condenses on chilled aluminum foil — producing the liquid form of water familiar to us as rain and dew....

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 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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    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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    "Exploring the Solar System: Craters" is an active, hands-on activity that demonstrates how craters form, and what they can teach us about the history and composition of planets and moons...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes

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