Journey Through Space Activity I-V

(Earning potential of $30 FunBucks with 5 available activities) 

         Earn FunBucks for each submitted activity.

  Submit a picture of your completed

       activity and

earn $5 FunBucks

I. Craters and Meteorites
 
Introduction: In this activity, you will investigate how the size of a meteorite is related to the size of the crater it makes upon impact.
 
Materials:
  • Different-sized objects that are nearly spherical (see attachment). 

  • Ruler, metric

  • Cardboard box (see attachment)

  • Flour

  • Cocoa powder

  • Flour sifter or sieve

  • Graph paper

  • Lab notebook

 

Steps:

  1. Watch the video for a quick intro to meteorites and craters.

  2. Open the attachment below and complete the activity. 

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earn $5 FunBucks

II. Catching Stardust
 
Introduction:  In this activity, you will build your own mini satellite and use it to collect some pretend stellar debris.
 

Steps: For further instructions open the attachment below.

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earn $3 more FunBucks

III. Where Did All The Stars Go
 
Introduction: In this activity,  you will investigate how the number of visible stars in the night sky can change from place to place because of light pollution.
 
Materials:
  • cardboard star counter (a toilet paper tube)
  • flashlight
  • notebook
  • pencil
  • c clear night without clouds, fog or a full moon
  •  a parent to drive you around at night
  •  three to five different locations for stargazing

 

Steps: Click on the attachment below for further instructions.

Submit your completed activity and

earn $4 FunBucks

IV. The Moon and the Stars
 
Introduction: In this activity, you will investigate how the phases of the phase of the moon affect the number of visible stars in the night sky.
 
Steps: 
  1. Click on the attachment below for further instructions.
  
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earn $5 FunBucks.
V. The Rings of Saturn
 
Introduction: In this activity, you will investigate how different types of particles can become unique rings of Saturn.
 
Materials 
  • Several sheets of black construction paper
  • Glue
  • Different types of small particles of different size, shape and color: sand, salt, glitter, rice, beans, etc
  • and old record player
  • an old record
  • camera                                  
 
Steps: Watch the video for a quick introductions to Saturn, then click on the attachment below.
                                     Submit the completed activity and  
                                 Earn $5 FunBucks
                                              +
                             Complete the Extra Bonus and
                             Earn $3 more FunBucks