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Astronomy and Space Science

Information Technology

Step Counter

Learners create a Micro:bit step counter using Make Code.

Physics

The Nature of Science

What is science? In this activity, youth learn about the different ways of studying the world around us. They will use the scientific method to design and test an alka seltzer rocket.

Astronomy & Space Science

Star Maze and Star Finder

Learn how space junk can impact safe space travel. They also create a star finder to help them explore the night sky.

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Tomatosphere (Virtual)

This activity is a virtual delivery option for the Tomatosphere: Setting up the Seed Investigation workshop.

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Tomatosphere™ Workshop: Setting-up the Seed Investigation

Participants examine the effects of he space environment on the germination of tomato seeds.

Astronomy & Space Science

Exploration Mars

Participants explore the challenges of space exploration by designing, building and testing a space probe to land on Mars.

Information Technology Volunteer Activities

Brain Buster Virtual Quiz

Students participate in a series of exciting virtual quizzes.

Astronomy and Space Science Volunteer Activities

Making a Planisphere

An activity to demonstrate how a planisphere operates. A planisphere is a star chart analog computing instrument in the form of two adjustable disks that rotate on a common pivot.

Astronomy and Space Science Volunteer Activities

Toilet Paper Solar System

In this activity, participants will build a scale model of the distances in the solar system using a roll of toilet paper to better understand distances in space.

Chemistry Volunteer Activities

Alka-Seltzer Rockets

In this activity, we will learn all about gases, pressure and the states of matter by making alka-seltzer rockets!

Astronomy and Space Science Volunteer Activities

What is your weight on another planet?

Perform a simple calculation to see how gravity affects your weight.

Astronomy and Space Science Volunteer Activities

Astrobiology Investigation

In this activity, students will test different "alien soil samples" for signs of life.

Astronomy and Space Science Volunteer Activities

Make a Crater!

Students will be building their very own crater and testing different sized balls from various heights to see how their crater size may differ.

Astronomy and Space Science Volunteer Activities

Constellation Viewers

Students will learn about stars and create a "constellation viewer" where they can create a constellation to look at.

Astronomy and Space Science Volunteer Activities

Constellation Detective

Students are given an unlabeled picture of a night sky and asked to find the constellations in it.