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    The Center for Science Education @ Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley
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    In this activity, learners build a simple pinhole viewer. They use this apparatus to project images from a variety of light sources, including a candle, the Sun, and the Moon. Learners will use the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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    In this online interactive challenge, learners choose items to represent the Earth or solar system, then determine other items to represent the Moon, or Milky Way based on their relative size. The...

    free Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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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...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    The University of Texas McDonald Observatory
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    In this activity, learners observe colors in the flame of a burning candle to explore connections between matter, light, color and temperature -- basic concepts of matter and energy. Then, learners...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    This activity helps learners understand how the angle of the Sun affects temperatures around the globe. After experimenting with a heat lamp and thermometers at differing angles, learners apply...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this activity, learners discover how solar energy can be used to heat water. Learners first discuss energy usage in their daily lives and then divide into pairs to conduct an experiment in which...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 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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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    Learners investigate why the Sun and Moon appear the same size in the sky even though the Sun is over 400 times larger in diameter. Learners use discs of different sizes and view them from at least...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    NASA
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    Using information from the My Place in Space lithograph, learners write and/or draw a postcard to friends and family as if they had gone beyond the interstellar boundary of our Solar System, into...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    The University of Texas McDonald Observatory
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    In this activity, learners use the Sun's energy to cook marshmallows. Learners construct the solar oven out of simple everyday materials. They experiment to see how the color of the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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