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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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    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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    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 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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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners discover that one way to cool an object in the presence of a heat source is to increase the distance from it or change the angle at which it is faced. Learners perform an...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners make a flip book that shows the progression of two solar events on reversible sides of the flip book. Event choices include the sunspot cycle, differential rotation of...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 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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    Using information from the My Place in Space lithograph, learners write and/or draw a postcard to friends and family as if they had gone beyond the interstellar boundary of our Solar System, into...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners experiment and observe how the color of materials that cover the Earth affects the amounts of sunlight our planet absorbs. Use this activity to begin discussions on...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    The University of Texas McDonald Observatory
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    In this activity, learners make an equatorial sundial, which is simple to construct and teaches fundamental astronomical concepts. Learners use the provided template and a straw to build the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 2 to 4 hours

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