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Facilitator and Learner use a block with a rover image to transport astronauts

2020 Explore Science: Earth & Space Digital Toolkit

Digital download of all public engagement and professional development files in the Explore Science: Earth and Space 2020 toolkit designed to engage the public in Earth and space science.
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Explore Science: Earth & Space activity and content training videos

Explore Science: Earth & Space activity and content training videos

Training videos for educators and volunteers focused on Earth and Space science activities.
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Online Workshop: The Science behind the 2020 Explore Science: Earth and Space Toolkit B – Surviving in Space

Online professional development workshop recording.
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Exploring Earth: Rising Sea activity showing hands drawing contour lines on plastic box

2019 Explore Science: Earth & Space Digital Toolkit

Digital download of all public engagement and professional development files in the Explore Science: Earth and Space 2019 toolkit designed to engage the public in Earth and space science.
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Demo of the Exploring the Solar System: Craters activity from the 2018 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit

2018 Explore Science: Earth & Space Digital Toolkit

Digital download of all public engagement and professional development files in the Explore Science: Earth and Space 2018 toolkit designed to engage the public in Earth and space science.
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Early Explorations (2020)

Exploring Science Practices: Early Explorations

In this activity, learners are given an opportunity to practice scientific ways of thinking that are developmentally appropriate for early learners.
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Star Formation

Exploring the Universe: Star Formation

In this activity, learners model a star-formation process by adding energy (via a hairdryer) to matter floating in space (ping pong balls) to see how much of it they can get to "clump" in an empty container.
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Design, Build, Test image

Exploring the Solar System: Design, Build, Test activity

In this activity, learners will imagine, draw, and build their own simple model spacecraft. Then they will place the model through a series of tests.
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Nebula Spin Art

Exploring the Universe: Nebula Spin Art

In this activity, learners create their own colorful model nebula using paint and a spinner.
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Mission to Space board game

Exploring the Solar System: Mission to Space board game

In this activity, learners play a board game in which they represent a team of scientists and engineers sending a spacecraft on a mission to space.
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Asteroid Mining activity

Exploring the Solar System: Asteroid Mining

In this activity, learners imagine the challenges and opportunities of asteroid mining by drawing their own asteroid mining machines.
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Online Workshop: Learn More About the 2020 Explore Science: Earth & Space Toolkit

Online professional development workshop recording.
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Online Workshop Recording: Earth & Space Science for Early Learners

Online professional development workshop recording. Includes May the Fourth Be with you event example at 30 minute point in the video
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NISE Network SEISE Project Evaluation Earth and Space Toolkit Summative Evaluation cover

Explore Science: Earth & Space Activity Toolkits Summative Study (2019)

Summative evaluation study of the Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits examining the number and range of audiences reached by the project, visitor engagement, relevance, science identity, and their understanding around content areas.
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Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry event promotional video screenshot

Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry Promo Video

Promotional video for Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry events.
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Engineering is Elementary Worlds Apart engineering remote sensing devices activity cover page

Engineering is Elementary after-school modules

Afterschool curriculum developed by Engineering is Elementary focused on space exploration challenges.
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The Moon

The Moon: NASA is Going Back and Looking Forward presentation

Professional development training tool to prepare staff and volunteers to facilitate Explore Science: Earth and Space activities and conversations.
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Apollo Lunar Landing Sites video still image showing locations of landing sites

Apollo Lunar Landing Sites video

Educational video about the six successful Apollo moon landing missions and lunar landing sites.
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Breakfast Moon

Breakfast Moon picture book

Picture book for young learners about how we see the Moon and how it changes over time.
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NASA Travel exoplanet Trappist posters

NASA Exoplanet Travel Posters

Posters created by NASA to spur the imagination about newly discovered exoplanets.
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Static Electricity

Exploring the Universe: Static Electricity

In this activity, learners will discover how static electricity works by building a simplified tool that detects invisible forces on Earth and in space.
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Space Guess Quest Game

Exploring the Universe: Space Guess Quest Game

In this activity, learners play a yes-or-no question guessing game that identifies the many types of objects in space, from human-made spacecraft to nebulas, galaxies, stars, and worlds.
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Expanding Universe

Exploring the Universe: Expanding Universe

In this activity, learners pull at the edges of a stretchy model universe and see that the space between objects in the universe is expanding.
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Children using solar viewer outdoors using Observe the Sun activity

Exploring the Solar System: Observe the Sun

In this activity, learners safely view the Sun and study features on its face, via a solarscope.
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Exploring Earth: Temperature Mapping

Exploring Earth: Temperature Mapping

In this activity, learners model the way Landsat satellites use a thermal infrared sensor to measure land surface temperatures.
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