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Exploring Size - Powers of Ten Game

In this activity, learners compete to organize their hand of cards into lists of objects from largest to smallest.
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Flying Cars

In this stage presentation, learners explore how people's predictions of future technology change throughout time.
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Is That Robot Real? children's book and poster

Book, graphics panels, and evaluation report on fact and fiction around robots.
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Aerogel

In this activity, learners see and interact with the nanomaterial aerogel and discover its unique properties.
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Facilitator and Learner use a block with a rover image to transport astronauts

Exploring the Solar System: Story Blocks

Every space mission has a story. In this activity, learners use blocks to tell a creative story about planning a space mission to explore the Moon together.
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The near side of the Moon, as seen by the cameras aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft (NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University, 2017)

Exploring the Solar System: Observe the Moon

In this activity, we can look up from Earth and see the Moon with our own eyes. We can observe the Moon in even greater detail by using tools, like binoculars, telescopes, and NASA spacecraft.
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Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition Birdseye view of visitors interacting with exhibits

Sun, Earth, Universe Exhibition Host Resources

An interactive exhibition designed to engage museum visitors in Earth and space science. Host resources include educator guide, technical manual, promotional materials, logos, signage, and ways add on to the exhibition.
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Logo for online workshop recordings

Online Workshop: Museum Community Partnerships - Part 3: Working with the Solar System Ambassadors and Night Sky Network

Online professional development workshop recording.
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hands holding up colored filters in Filtered Light activity

Exploring the Universe: Filtered Light

In this activity, learners discover how colored filters can help reveal more about an image and we can use light and filters to learn more about an object.
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Exoplanet Transits

Exploring the Universe: Exoplanet Transits

In this activity, learners model one method to search for exoplanets by using a lightbox and mystery objects.
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Mother and two daughters investigating giant balls of ice in Ice Orbs activity

2017 Explore Science: Earth & Space Digital Toolkit

Digital download of all public engagement and professional development files in the Explore Science: Earth and Space 2017 toolkit designed to engage the public in Earth and space science.
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Logo for online workshop recordings

Online Workshop: The Science Behind the Earth and Space Toolkit: Astrobiology - Searching for Life

Online professional development workshop recording.
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NISE Net calendar art

Calendar of Seasonal Events and Holidays - STEM Throughout the Year!

In this web page, learners are encouraged to seek out STEM activities and subjects throughout the year.
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Night Sky Network

Finding astronomy volunteers: Solar System Ambassadors Program, Night Sky Network, and Astronomy Ambassadors

Tools and online workshop recording focused on finding space science experts including Solar System Ambassadors Program, Night Sky Network of astronomy clubs, and AAS Astronomy Ambassadors.
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An artist's illustration of what a space elevator would look like from space.

Exploring Nano & Society - Space Elevator

In this activity, learners imagine and draw what a space elevator might look like, what support systems would surround it, and what other technologies it might enable.
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Exploring Nano & Society - Flying Cars

In this activity, learners imagine and build a flying car out of small foam pieces while having conversations about future technology.
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Newsletter

Learn about upcoming opportunities, events, ways to grow professionally, and inspiring stories from network partners.