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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 Exploratorium
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    This is an activity to do when there is a solar eclipse! Eclipses do not happen frequently, but when one does, learners will be excited to discover that they can view the eclipse using a pinhole...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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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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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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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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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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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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    NASA
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    Through a series of simple body movements, learners gain insight into the relationship between time and astronomical motions of Earth (rotation about its axis, and orbit around the Sun), and also...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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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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    Institute of Physics
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    In this indoor or outdoor demonstration, use a large and small ball to illustrate conservation of energy and momentum. Learners will compare how high the balls bounce when bounced individually or...

    free Ages 4 - adult Under 5 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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    Make
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    In this activity, learners make a small batch of biodiesel that will work in any diesel engine. Learners use an old juice bottle as a "reactor" vessel to chemically process vegetable oil...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - adult 1 to 7 days

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