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    In this activity, learners model ancient lunar impacts using water balloons. By measuring the diameter of the crater area, learners discover that the Moon's largest impact basins were created...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    In this activity, dry ice and other items are used to construct a demonstration model of a comet that illustrates the comet nucleus, coma, and tails. This activity introduces learners to the...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    In this activity, learners test how cornstarch and glitter in water move when disturbed. Learners compare their observations with videos of Jupiter's and Earth's storm movements. This...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    In this activity, learners work in pairs to measure each other's ankles with lengths of string. Learners make measurements both before and after lying on their backs with their feet in the air...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    In this activity, teams of learners study magnetic fields at four separate stations: examining magnetic fields generated by everyday items, mapping out a magnetic field using a compass, creating...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    In this activity, learners drop impactors onto layers of graham crackers! The process models how impacts throughout the Moon's history have broken rocks down into a mixture of dust, rocks, and...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    In this activity, learners simulate what happens to a human spine in space by making Sponge Spool Spines (alternating sponge pieces and spools threaded on a pipe cleaner). This represents a human...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    In this activity, learners discuss how life is defined and conduct a simple experiment, looking for signs of life in three different “soil” samples. The experiment introduces learners to the...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    In this activity, learners shrink the scale of the vast solar system to the size of their neighborhood. Learners are challenged to consider not only the traditional "planets," but also...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    In this activity, learners measure the diameter of their water balloons, model an impact, measure the diameter of the “crater” area, and determine the ratio of impactor to crater. This activity is...

    Ages 8 - 14

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