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Exploring the Solar System: Observe the Sun

This activity lets participants safely view the Sun and study features on its face. A solarscope projects an image of the Sun on a flat surface, where visitors can trace its outline and mark any sunspots on a sheet of...

Project
Space and Earth Informal STEM Education Project
Kit
Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit

Exploring the Solar System: Magnetic Fields

The "Exploring the Solar System: Magnetic Fields" activity shows participants how scientists can use tools to study the invisible magnetic fields of Earth, the Sun, and other objects in the universe. Participants can see how the Sun's magnetic field extends...

Project
Space and Earth Informal STEM Education Project
Kit
Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit

Exploring the Solar System: Craters

"Exploring the Solar System: Craters" is an active, hands-on activity that demonstrates how craters form, and what they can teach us about the history and composition of planets and moons. By dropping objects of various sizes and shapes into a...

Project
Space and Earth Informal STEM Education Project
Kit
Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit

Exploring the Universe: Orbiting Objects

"Exploring the Universe: Orbiting Objects" is a hands-on activity that invites visitors to experiment with different sized and weighted balls on a stretchy fabric gravity well. The activity models gravitational attraction in space. Participants investigate how changing conditions can cause...

Project
Space and Earth Informal STEM Education Project
Kit
Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit

Exploring the Solar System: Pocket Solar System

"Exploring the Solar System: Pocket Solar System" is a hands-on activity in which visitors make a scale model of the distances between objects in our solar system. They learn that there is a lot of space between planets, and that...

Project
Space and Earth Informal STEM Education Project
Kit
Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit

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