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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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    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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    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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    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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    In this activity, learners make flipbooks of drawings showing the progression of a Total Solar Eclipse. Learners can use images of an eclipse or have lenticulars available so they can observe the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Museum of Science, Boston
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    In this simple activity, learners explore ocean waves. To find out if water moves forward toward the shore, learners create waves in a simulated ocean (small aquarium tank of water). Learners...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners will measure the length of a shadow and use the distance from the equator to calculate the circumference of the earth. Note: This experiment can only be done at solar...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 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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    The Exploratorium
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    This is a lesson plan for an activity in which learners, playing the role of archeologists, use math concepts about number bases to decipher the Dresden Codex, an ancient Mayan document. The lesson...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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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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