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Building a Skyscraper of Newspapers
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners ...

This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to discover how changing the shape of a material such as newspaper can create a stronger building material, then build a model of a skyscraper using the adapted material.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
Author:
Kate Fraser
Earth, Earth's Moon and Mars Balloons
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This is an activity about planetary sizes and distances. Learners will construct ...

This is an activity about planetary sizes and distances. Learners will construct a scale model of the Earth, Earth’s Moon and Mars in relation to each other using balloons. They will use this model to predict distances and reflect on how scientists use models to construct explanations through the scientific process. The lesson models scientific inquiry using the 5E instructional model and includes teacher notesand vocabulary.

Subject:
Mathematics
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Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Galileo 1/45 Scale Model
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This scale model of the Galileo spacecraft is constructed of paper card ...

This scale model of the Galileo spacecraft is constructed of paper card stock and a sheet of printer transparency. By assembling the model, students will learn the components and features of the real spacecraft. The real Galileo was one of the most complex robotic spacecraft ever flown. It completed its mission and was flown into Jupiter's atmosphere in September 2003.

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Activities and Labs
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Jump to Jupiter
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This is a lesson about the size and scale of the planets ...

This is a lesson about the size and scale of the planets in the solar system. Learners will help create and then navigate an outdoor course of the traditional planets (including dwarf planet Pluto), which are represented by small common objects. By counting the jumps needed to reach each object, learners experience firsthand the vast scale of our solar system. The activity should be done in a large outdoor area. This activity is part of Explore! Jupiter's Family Secrets, a series designed to engage children in space and planetary science in libraries and informal learning environments.

Subject:
Mathematics
Astronomy
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Provider:
NASA
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Lunar and Planetary Institute
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Our Place in Our Galaxy
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In this fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity, learners construct a model ...

In this fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity, learners construct a model of our place in the Milky Way Galaxy and the distribution of stars, with a quarter and some birdseed. This is a great introduction to the distances of objects in the universe. This activity was designed for use with sky-viewing telescopes but can be adapted to many venues. The PDF contains step-by-step instructions, photos, presentation tips, background information, and ready-to-print activity handouts.

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Mathematics
Astronomy
Physics
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Activities and Labs
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Provider:
NASA
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Night Sky Network
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Solar System Model on a City Map
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This activity is based on a reduced-scale model of the Solar System ...

This activity is based on a reduced-scale model of the Solar System built on a map of a city students are familiar with. This provides them with an understanding of the great distances between the different bodies of the Solar System and their relative size. Students will investigate the characteristics that are required from these bodies to build a scale model using common objects.

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
International Astronomical Union
Provider Set:
astroEDU
Author:
Mayte Vasquez, German Aerospace Center