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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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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity (page 1 of the PDF), learners will stand twelve feet apart swinging a rope at the slowest tempo possible while someone uses a stopwatch to record the number of twirls per minute....

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 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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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this health and fitness activity, learners focus on the importance of daily physical activity, specifically walking. Learners use a simple method to measure their stride lengths and then...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    TERC
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    In this activity, learners plan and create a 24-foot long, two-dimensional model of our solar system, and compare and contrast the differences between planets and the sun. Learners calculate the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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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...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this demonstration/activity, learners observe as a regular size marshmallow is blown through a tube made from a manila file folder. The result is spectacular, and the process provides a great...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    Learners use simple materials to construct a model the Big Dipper. Learners hang the model from a doorway or ceiling and look up at it to see the constellation as seen from Earth. They can also...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners use their hands as tools for indirect measurement. Learners explore how to use ratios to calculate the approximate height of something that can't be measured...

    free Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    NCTM Illuminations
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    In this lesson, learners participate in activities to develop concepts of measurement and statistics. Learners are asked to measure distances using non-standard units and to record their...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 8 45 to 60 minutes

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