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  • Why Do We Have Day and Night by astroedu

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    Why Do We Have Day and Night. This activity teaches students on how the day and night occurs. It also teaches the student about the rotation of the Earth and what two people from opposite sides of the world experience at the same time. Key…

  • Astronomy Snakes & Ladders Game by astroedu

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    Astronomy Snakes & Ladders Game. The classic snakes and ladders game is replaced by rockets and comets in this astronomy themed version. The game is challenging and interactive way to learn various astronomical topics while moving your way…

  • Lunar Landscape by astroedu


    Lunar Landscape. In this 30 to 45 minute activity, children (in teams of 4-5) experiment to create craters and learn about the landscape of the moon. The children make observations on how the size and mass, direction, and velocity of the p…

  • Design Your Alien by astroedu


    Design Your Alien. Brief Description: Review the environmental factors that make the Earth habitable and compare them to other worlds within our Solar System. Use creative thinking to design an alien life form suited for specific environme…

  • Glitter Your Milky Way by astroedu


    Glitter Your Milky Way. Have you ever wondered where we are in our own galaxy, Milky Way? "Glitter Your Milky Way" let you get creative while learning the characteristics of the Milky Way and exploring the types of galaxies. Key Words: Gal…

  • Model of a Black Hole by astroedu


    Model of a Black Hole. Brief Description: Many children may have heard of black holes and already have the understanding that they are ‘bottomless wells’. If something falls into a black hole, it is impossible for it to escape—even light c…

  • Globe at Night Activity Guide by astroedu


    Globe at Night Activity Guide. Students participate in a global campaign to observe and record the faintest visible stars as a means of measuring light pollution in a given location. By locating and observing the constellation Orion in the…

  • Counting Sunspots by astroedu


    Counting Sunspots. Using solar images and date obtained from Astronomical Observatory of the University of Coimbra lets you study the sunspots and their behaviour over days. Key Words: Sun - Sunspots - Data analysis

  • How High is the Sky by astroedu


    How High is the Sky. This activity aims to teach students about the different layers of the atmosphere. It also aims to teach them which part of our atmosphere is considered outer space and what phenomena occur in each layer. Key Words: La…

  • Meet our Neighbour: Sun by astroedu


    Meet our Neighbour: Sun. Converting the visual to tactile experience, this activity let visually impaired students to learn and explore about our star, Sun, and its main characteristics. Key Words: Sun - Tactile - Solar prominence - Sunspo…

  • Deadly Moons by astroedu


    Deadly Moons. From Earth’s moon to Europa, our solar system is filled with interesting set of natural satellites. Through art and science, children learn about moons of our solar system with the Deadly Moons activity.

  • How Light Pollution Affects the Stars by astroedu


    How Light Pollution Affects the Stars. Light pollution affects the visibility of stars. Building a simple Magnitude Reader, students determine the magnitude of stars and learn about limiting magnitude. Keywords: Light pollution, Dark skies…