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    NISE Network
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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 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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    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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    TERC
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    In this activity, learners plan and create a 24-foot long, two-dimensional model of our solar system, and compare and contrast the differences between planets and the sun. Learners calculate the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 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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    University of Alaska Fairbanks
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    In this activity related to climate change, learners examine albedo and the ice albedo feedback effect as it relates to snow, ice, and the likely results of reduced snow and ice cover on global...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 14 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners build a paper model of the spacecraft and photometer (telescope) used during NASA's Kepler Mission. This resource includes files for the model, which can be printed...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into mapping the underground “plumbing” of geysers. Groups of learners will mimic an actual investigation into the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Aquarium of the Bay
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    In this multi-step experiment (page 4 of pdf), learners study tide pools, and then drop a "wave" (a 4-pound bag of beans or birdseed) on a shell to mimic the force of crashing surf on...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes

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