Astronomy

Activities

Collections

  • Class Action
  • Exploring Planets in the Classroom
  • Eyes on the Sky Feet on the Ground
  • McGraw-Hill Astronomy Interactives
  • NASA Solar System for Kids
  • NASA Space Place NGSS Activities
  • Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project
  • Nebraska Astronomy Interactives
  • Nebraska Astronomy Simulations and Animations
  • Nebraska YouTube Astronomy Videos
  • Astronomy Interactives
  • StarDate Teacher Guide
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  • Coordinates

  • Earth Cards Activity
  • Azimuth/Altitude Simulator
  • Antipodes Explorer Simulator
  • Celestial Horizon Simulator
  • Coordinate Systems Comparison Simulator
  • Determining Latitude Lab
  • Determining Latitude Lab Star List
  • Earth Circumference Lab
  • Earth Circumference Lab Answers
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  • Time Zones

  • Daylight Hours Simulator
  • Geochron Lab
  • Geochron Lab Check
  • Home Planet Software
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  • Seasons

  • Sidereal and Solar Time Simulator
  • Seasons and Ecliptic Simulator
  • Obliquity Simulator
  • Ecliptic Simulator
  • Synodic Lag Simulator
  • Rotation and Revolution of Earth Lab
  • Rotation and Revolution of Earth Lab Check
  • Time and Calendars Lab
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  • Satellites

  • Earth Orbit Plot Simulator
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  • Meteors

  • Driving Through Snow Simulator
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  • Phases

  • Lunar Phase Simulator
  • Lunar Phase Vocabulary Simulator
  • Lunar Phase Quizzer Simulator
  • Moon Phases and the Horizon Simulator
  • Moon Phases with Bisectors Simulator
  • Basketball Simulator
  • Moon Inclination Simulator
  • Full Moon Declination Simulator
  • Moon Phase Activity
  • Moon Phase Book
  • Moon Phase Book Hawai'i
  • Moon Word Search
  • Moon Observation Lab
  • Moon Observation Lab Images
  • Moon Observation Lab Answers
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  • Tides

  • Tidal Bulge Simulator
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  • Geology

  • Lunar Geology Activity
  • Exploring the Moon
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  • Eclipses

  • Eclipse Table
  • Eclipse Shadow Simulator
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  • Sundials

  • Analemmatic Sundial Lab
  • Analemmatic Sundial Activity Calculator
  • Gnomon Sundial
  • Sundial Activity
  • Diptych Sundial
  • Sundial Primer
  • Sun's Rays Simulator
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  • Position

  • Solar Constant Lab
  • Sun's Position on the Horizon Simulator
  • Paths of the Sun Simulator
  • Effect of Planets on the Sun Simulator
  • Retrograde Motion Activity
  • Retrograde Motion Activity Constellations
  • Retrograde Motion Simulator
  • Sun Motions Simulator
  • Zodiac Activity
  • Zodiac Activity Answers
  • Ecliptic and Zodiac Simulator
  • Build Your Own Astrolabe
  • Structure

  • Helium Capture Activity
  • Helium Capture Activity Answers
  • Proton-Proton Chain Activity
  • Proton-Proton Chain Activity Answers
  • Proton-Proton Chain Simulator
  • CNO Cycle Activity
  • CNO Cycle Activity Answers
  • CNO Cycle Simulator
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  • Concepts

  • Exploring Planets in the Classroom
  • Planet Classification Activity
  • Solar System Planet Comparison Activity
  • Solar System Properties Simulator
  • Planet Positions Activity
  • Planet Positions Activity Answers
  • Solar System Book Activity
  • Solar System Planet Report Activity
  • Solar System Concepts Activity
  • Solar System Concepts Cards
  • Solar System Crossword Puzzle
  • Solar System Word Search
  • Solar System Exploration Activity
  • Solar System Lab
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  • Models

  • Phase Positions Simulator
  • Exploratorium Build a Solar System
  • Planetary Configurations Simulator
  • Solar System Model
  • Solar System Model Calculator
  • Solar System Model Scavenger Hunt
  • Solar System Model Scavenger Hunt Answers
  • Synodic Period Calculator
  • Scale of the Solar System Lab
  • Scale of the Solar System Lab Check
  • Gravity Kit: Create Your Own Solar System
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  • Terrestrial

  • Atmospheres Activity
  • Atmospheres Activity Answers
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  • Venus

  • Phases and Transits of Venus Activity
  • Phases and Transits of Venus Activity Answers
  • Phases of Venus Simulator
  • Ptolemaic Phases of Venus Simulator
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  • Mars

  • Mars 3-D Images
  • Mars Activities
  • Mars Word Search
  • Ptolemaic Orbit of Mars Simulator
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  • Geology

  • Planet Formation Temperature Simulator
  • 3D Geology Tour of the Solar System
  • 3D Glasses Adult and Child Templates
  • 3D Images
  • 3D Images Activity
  • 3D Planet Tour of the Solar System
  • Geologic Processes Activity
  • Geologic Processes Activity Answers
  • Geologic Processes Images
  • Comparative Planetology Lab
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  • Jupiter

  • Kepler's Third Law: The Jovian Satellites Lab
  • Kepler's Third Law: The Jovian Satellites Lab Check
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  • Saturn

  • Saturn's Rings Lab
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  • Comets

  • Creating a Comet with Dry Ice
  • Educator's Guide to Kitchen Comets
  • Making a Comet Activity
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  • Observing

  • Bortle Dark Sky Scale
  • Exploratorium Blue Sky
  • Observing Notebook Sheets
  • Meridional Altitude Simulator
  • Declination Ranges Simulator
  • Sidereal Time and Hour Angle Simulator
  • Heliacal Rising Simulator
  • Calibration Lab
  • Small Angle Formula Lab
  • Small Angle Formula Lab Answers
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  • Telescopes

  • Telescope Simulator
  • CCD Simulator
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  • Constellations

  • 88 Constellations Crossword Puzzle
  • Winter Constellations Crossword Puzzle
  • Spring Constellations Crossword Puzzle
  • Summer Constellations Crossword Puzzle
  • Autumn Constellations Crossword Puzzle
  • Big Dipper 3-D Simulator
  • Big Dipper Star Clock Instructions
  • Big Dipper Star Clock Pattern
  • Big Dipper Clock Simulator
  • Constellation Cards
  • Constellation Cards North
  • Constellation Cards Guide
  • Star Deck Card Uses
  • Constellation Identification Activity
  • Planisphere
  • Planisphere Activity
  • Planisphere Activity Answers
  • Make Your Own Planisphere
  • 20oN Planisphere
  • Double-Sided Planispheres
  • Double-Sided Planispheres Template
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  • Messier Objects

  • Messier Objects Activity
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  • Classification

  • Stellar Luminosity Calculator
  • Spectrum Explorer
  • Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram Simulator
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  • Properties

  • Small Angle Simulator
  • Parallax Calculator
  • Spectroscopic Parallax Simulator
  • Distance Modulus Simulator
  • Stellar Velocity Calculator
  • Pulsar Period Simulator
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  • Evolution

  • My Life as a Star Activity
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  • Exoplanets

  • Solar System Designer Activity
  • Transit Simulator
  • Hammer Thrower Simulator
  • Extrasolar Planet Radial Velocity Simulator A
  • Extrasolar Planet Radial Velocity Simulator B
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  • Galaxies

  • Milky Way Rotational Velocity Simulator
  • Galaxy Designer Activity
  • Galactic Redshift Simulator
  • Traffic Density Simulator
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  • Universe

  • End of the Universe Activity
  • History of the Universe Activity
  • History of the Universe Activity Cards
  • Photo Album Activity
  • Balloon Universe Simulator
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  • Astrobiology

  • Drake Equation Activity
  • Drake Equation Activity Answers
  • Greetings from Planet Earth Activity
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  • Calculations

  • Conversion Factors: Time, Distance, and Mass Lab
  • Conversion Factors: Time, Distance, and Mass Lab Answers
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  • Kepler's Laws

  • Planetary Orbit Simulator
  • Kepler's Third Law Simulator
  • Kepler's Third Law and Bode's Law: The Planets Lab
  • Kepler's Third Law and Bode's Law: The Planets Lab Answers
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  • Orbits

  • Geostationary Satellite Activity
  • Geostationary Satellite Activity Answers
  • Trip to Mars Activity
  • Trip to Mars Activity Answers
  • Eccentricity Simulator
  • Epicycles Simulator
  • Epicycles Simulator
  • Universal Law of Gravitation and Circular and Escape Velocities Lab
  • Universal Law of Gravitation and Circular and Escape Velocities Lab Check
  • Universal Law of Gravitation and Circular and Escape Velocities Lab Answers
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  • Relativity

  • Thought Experiments Activity
  • Worldline Activity
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  • Time Travel

  • Time Travel Activity
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  • Astronomers

  • Astronomers Activity
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  • Spacecraft

  • Build Your Own Scale Models of JPL Spacecraft
  • Free Spacecraft Model Kits
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  • Travel

  • Trip to the Stars Activity
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