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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: Solar Eclipse

"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 these objects to create shadows and learn about solar eclipses...

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

Exploring the Solar System: Big Sun, Small Moon

"Exploring the Solar System: Big Sun, Small Moon" is a hands-on activity that explores the concept of apparent size and allows visitors to experience this phenomena using familiar objects—a tennis ball and a beach ball. Participants learn that the Sun...

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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