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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    This fun hands-on astronomy activity uses a variety of simple props to help learners understand why they see what they see in a telescope. They will learn about how the eye works, how to use the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    Discover how a refracting telescope works by making one from scratch using common items. This telescope won't have a tube so the learner can see how an image is formed inside the telescope....

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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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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    This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners explore the difference between telescope magnification and resolution. They will learn that observing instruments, whether telescopes...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this activity about the solar system, learners use various light sources to examine ice with different components to understand how NASA studies planets and moons from space. This detailed...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    TERC
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    In this activity, learners examine photo images of Earth taken from space, and attempt to identify and explain some of our planet's geological features. Learners also identify any biological...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Use this Moon Map Guide to help learners identify features on the Moon, while looking through a telescope. Learners will gain understanding of the Moon's light and dark areas and how lunar...

    free Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity illustrates the path of light as it reflects off of mirrors and how this is used in telescopes. Learners will explore how a telescope works, why the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    NASA
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    Use this model to demonstrate the goal of NASA's Kepler Mission: to find extrasolar planets through the transit method. The model uses legos to represent the planet system, a light to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Friday
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    In this activity, learners discuss and investigate how cameras, telescopes, and their own eyes use light in similar ways. By building their own pinhole viewers, learners make observations about the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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