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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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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners make 3-dimensional models of the Earth and Moon. Using the Sun's light, learners will discover that the Moon rotates in the same...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners will measure the length of their shadow from the Sun and compare it three to four months later. This process will help learners investigate Earth's rotation and...

    free Ages 6 - 14 1 to 12 months
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    In this activity, learners use a simple 3D model to discover why the Moon has phases. This activity is a very rewarding "ah-ha!" moment for learners since it helps to correct one of the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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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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    The University of Texas McDonald Observatory
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    In this three part activity, learners explore and experiment with shadows to learn about the Sun's relative motion in the sky. Learners will trace, measure and compare their shadows over time,...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this meteorology activity, learners build weather vanes using straws, paperclips, and cardstock. Learners will explore wind and air resistance as well as how weather vanes are used to understand...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners use only their senses to to find the extremes of several environmental variables or physical factors: wind, temperature, light, slope and moisture. Learners also...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners build a sled kite that models a type of airfoil called a parawing. Learners keep a journal on the behavior of the kite and test different variables (tail, tail length,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    NOAA
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    Learners complete a series of hands-on and investigative activities to explore cumulus clouds. Learners observe cumulus clouds outside, read a book about how cumulus clouds differ from other clouds...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes

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