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Screen shot from video showing a completed paper circuit
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Paper Circuits: Light Up Exploded Stars

Paper circuits help learners of all ages explore the basics of electricity (energy that results from the existence of charged particles like electrons or protons) and conductivity (the degree to which...
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Example of 2 Exoplanet Trading Cards, front and back
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Exoplanet Trading Cards and Activity Guide

These cards and activities are designed for families and small groups of learners 12 and older, but can be adapted for any age range. The deck contains a “How to Play” card, a “Types...
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Exoplanet Coloring Pages

NASA studies exoplanets – the planets beyond our solar system – with telescopes on the ground and in space, but our best idea of what they might look like comes from artists’ illustrations...
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DIY Planet Search

New planets are being discovered on a regular basis, but that’s not the end of the story. After new planets have been discovered the scientific community needs to follow up with further investigations....
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Five plastic objects in a box
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Touchable Universe in a Box

Whether we are feeling the warmth from our closest star, the Sun, during the day, or learning about the majestic array of planets, stars, and galaxies in the greater universe, the sky connects us all....
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3D print of Eta Carinae
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Mini Stars Kits

Our Milky Way galaxy contains several hundred billion stars of all ages, sizes, and masses – and there are billions of galaxies in the universe. One of the central quests of astronomy is to understand...
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The Expanded Universe: Playing with Time Activity Guide

In this activity, participants use balloons to model the expansion of the universe and observe how expansion affects wavelengths of light and distance between galaxies. Participants will learn: The...
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Several youth interacting with Exploring Light exhibit
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Light & Color: Exploring Visible Light Activity Guide

This activity introduces learners to the visible-light spectrum and color mixing. Your event’s attendees may explore visible light by observing it with diffraction grating glasses to see how it can...
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Children at a table with a paper activity
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Modeling the Universe: Science Play-Space Initiative

The Science Play-Space Initiative offered a weekly after-school science club for middle school students for 13 weeks. This after-school program consisted of snacks and social time followed by one hour...
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Eyes on Exoplanets

Get set for launch! Eyes on Exoplanets will fly you to any planet you wish – as long as it's far beyond our Solar System. This fully rendered 3D universe is scientifically accurate, allowing...
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How to Talk to a Spacecraft Banner
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How to Talk to a Spacecraft

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory uses binary code to gather information about Earth's surface. That code, in the form of two numbers (1s and 0s), is then read and converted by computers into images....
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Young boy and girl showing of their artwork
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Space Art Explorations: Children's Creativity

Space Art Explorations is a prototype science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) festival specifically designed for children’s museums interested in space science. The three...
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Tactile Images: 30 Doradus Set

Bring the wonders of the universe to everyone, regardless of their visual ability. A library of many Hubble Space Telescope images has been designed to be downloaded and printed on microcapsule paper,...
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Tactile Images: Galaxies and Universe Images

Bring the wonders of the universe to everyone, regardless of their visual ability. A library of many Hubble Space Telescope images has been designed to be downloaded and printed on microcapsule paper,...
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Tactile Images: Life and Death of Stars Images

Bring the wonders of the universe to everyone, regardless of their visual ability. A library of many Hubble Space Telescope images has been designed to be downloaded and printed on microcapsule paper,...
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