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This website features the latest space science news, research activities, projects, and laboratories of the Max Planck... see more

This webpage contains an applet that simulates the control of a Lunar Lander. The user is must touch down gently on the... see more

The purpose of this lesson is to model for students gravitational waves and how they are created. Students will build a... see more

This lesson uses a simple discrepant event to demonstrate the underlying cause for early miscalculation of the size of... see more

This manual provides an overview of how telescopes have changed our understanding of the universe and contains simple... see more

In this hands-on activity, students learn about the different realms of the Universe and explore their sizes and relative... see more

The web page of the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at Swinburne University of Technology of Melbourne,... see more

These videos introduce middle- and high school-age learners to the electromagnetic spectrum. The product consists of 8... see more

This booklet introduces electromagnetic waves, their behaviors, and how scientists visualize these data. Each region of... see more

In this activity, students demonstrate the relationship between wave frequency and energy in the electromagnetic spectrum... see more

In this math lesson, learners predict and simulate the likelihood of an event occurring. Using an inflatable globe of the... see more

This activity includes twelve monthly star charts to identify the stars that are visible in the night sky and that are... see more

This interactive learning module introduces the systems and processes through which the magnetic field and upper... see more

This activity will help students understand how white light is broken up into its component colors by a diffraction... see more

This model demonstrates convection currents and uses water, food coloring, a cup of very hot water and a votive candle as... see more

In this activity, students compute the strengths of the gravitational forces exerted on the Moon by the Sun and by the... see more

This demonstration shows that similar-appearing lights can be distinctly different, suggesting that the light emitted is... see more

Through a series of simple body movements, learners gain insight into the relationship between time and astronomical... see more

This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners make 3-dimensional models of the Earth and Moon. Using the... see more

This is a collection of outreach resources about the Sun that are meant to be used in informal education settings. This... see more

This is an activity about color. Participants will use scientific practices to investigate answers to questions involving... see more

This is an activity about light and color. The lesson includes a demonstration to show why the sky is blue and why... see more

In this activity, students are introduced to the concept of remote sensing. In the course of this experiment, students... see more

A group of learners models the Sun shining on the Earth. By rotating the Earth, they demonstrate how the Sun only shines... see more