Activities

Age: 10 - 12

Build a simple cross-staff and measure the stars!
A tinkering workshop to create a collective artwork with light
Let's discover telescopes and experiment simple optics
Let's make a simple model of the Orion constellation
Compare the size of the Sun and the Earth building and using a pinhole camera.
Build a homemade spectrometer to discover light
Build a model to learn what light pollution is and what its effects are.
Let's learn how stars in constellations move through time using real astronomical images.
Learn how to age craters with this Predict, Explain, Observe, Explain Activity!
Let's build a model of the Sun with plasticine and get to know our star!
Learn about light and spectra building a spectroscope with a CD!
Learn how to build a model of the Sun...which can fit nearly 1 million little Earth balls!
Learn what would happen on Earth if all the ice melted!
Are our oceans turning to acid? Lets' learn how water turns in acid and back.
Unveiling the mystery of "shooting stars": meteors, meteorites and meteroids
A literal Earth-Shattering experiment that will make us understand impact craters!
Learn about our furthest neighbors from planetary maps
Learn from maps about the only other known body in the Solar System with seas and lakes
Use maps to learn about the most geologically active world in our Solar System
An up close look at our own satellite using planetary maps!
Explore planet Mars, learning how to use planetary maps!
Learn more about our nearest neighbour
Use a globe to describe your position on Earth.
Demonstrate the seasons on Earth using a model.
Create your own music inspired by images of space.
Build a timeline of the all Universe!
Discover how to read and draw maps by observing.
Build a sundial and discover how time can be measured.
Build an hourglass to understand what time is and how it can be measured.
Investigate the properties of carbon dioxide with this fun demonstration.
Why is the Sun's shadow so important?
Learn how energy can be transformed into various forms.
Let's think about the night sky and write a poem related to astronomy!
A virtual journey to space to learn that we live on a tiny planet, in a vast and empty space.
Explore a tactile version of our home, the Earth, with household materials.
Levitate an astronaut with the power of magnetism!
Explore the tactile version of our moon with household materials.
Build a safe Sun viewer using cheap household items
Learn about moons of our solar system through art!
Measure light pollution observing the faintest visible stars!
Build a Magnitude Reader to explore the visibility of stars
Learn astronomical topics through the classic snakes and ladders game.
Explore day and night on Earth.
Explore layers of Earth's atmosphere.
Explore the tactile version of our star; the Sun with household materials.
Understand the mystery of black holes through a hands-on activity.
Design an alien life form, suited for an extra-terrestrial world.