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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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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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    In this activity, groups cut out and sort cards showing items recovered from a crash landing on the Moon. The 12 items range from food and water to rope and matches to a self-inflating life raft....

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - adult 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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    New York Hall of Science
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    Investigate how force and thrust work to propel rockets into outer space. Build a rocket: a blown-up balloon taped to a drinking straw threaded through some string. The rocket follows Newton's...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    In this activity, learners work together to interpret an "alien message." The group pretends that this is the only message from an imaginary civilization, so there is no "key"...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    TERC
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    Learners listen to and try to decipher a radio message that was sent from Earth to possible intelligent civilizations. By decoding the message sent from Earth's Arecibo radio telescope in...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this hands-on activity, learners use the steps of the design process to create a hook to rescue a "space capsule" from the water. Participants design, build, test and redesign their...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners explore model planets (that they or an educator will create), using methods NASA scientists use to explore our Solar System. Learners...

    Ages 8 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    TERC
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    In this activity, learners analyze a fictionalized report of life on Mars, based on a real NASA satellite photo, and explore how to separate scientific fact from fiction. Learners practice using...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners build a scale model of the universe with little more than adding machine tape. Learners are often surprised to find how empty the outer...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - adult 45 to 60 minutes