Optional Hands-on Activities
We offer optional hands-on activities that last between 15 and 20 minutes, depending on the activity and age group. Activities explore the following themes:
Earth’s Amazing Moon (K4-G4)
Students use playdough to make an Earth and Moon system. Depending on their grade, students use different math and problem skills. This activity is suitable for up to 22 students per group.
Solar System to Scale (G2-G8)
Students are divided into groups to make a scale model of the solar system along the length of an indoor hallway. The students are given instructions on how many tiles they need between various planets. This activity is suitable for up to 22 students per group.
Star Charts (G5-12)
Students learn to use star charts to more easily identify 5-7 constellations in the sky. This activity is suitable for up to 68 students.