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    NISE NETWORK
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    Exploring the Solar System: Solar Eclipse” is a hands-on activity demonstrating how the particular alignment of the Sun, Earth, and Moon can cause an eclipse. Visitors investigate the positions of...

    free Ages 4 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity demonstrates the shadow of the Earth as it rises as a dark blue shadow above the eastern horizon. Shadows are not just what we see on the sidewalk,...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Center for Engineering Educational Outreach, Tufts University
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    Learners construct one or more of the following kinds of sundials: a shadow plot, a horizontal sundial, and a diptych sundial. They track the position of the sun during the course of a day, and use...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this optics activity, learners discover that not all shadows are black. Learners explore human color perception by using colored lights to make additive color mixtures. With three colored lights...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this sunny day, outdoor activity, learners observe changes in shadows over time. The activity also helps to develop a sense of the Earth's motion. Since this activity requires some passage...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    New York Hall of Science
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    If you have lights, cardboard, scissors, and some brass fasteners, you can make shadow puppets! Create a story-telling and design challenge for your learners with this simple and creative activity.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity, learners explore color, light and shadow by creating their own puppets to hold in front of a light source. Learners create the puppets using pre-cut black construction paper...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes
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    The University of Texas McDonald Observatory
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    In this three part activity, learners explore and experiment with shadows to learn about the Sun's relative motion in the sky. Learners will trace, measure and compare their shadows over time,...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity you'll see how the sun's tilt on its axis changes the length of shadows. For example, why is your shadow longer in winter than in summer? It's easy to see the answer...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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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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