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Edible Cassini Spacecraft
Body: Saturn

Short Description: Participants construct an edible spacecraft to better understand the nature of the design.

Edible Rocks
Topic: Modeling Solar System Objects
Body: Asteroids
Mission: Hayabusa (Asteroids)

Short Description: Participants observe and describe physical characteristics of an edible sample in preparation for describing rock or meteorite samples.

Egg Drop Lander
Topic: Modeling Solar System Objects

Short Description: Students will create a package to contain and successfully land a raw egg, unbroken from a fall to the ground. They will learn how velocity and acceleration from falling objects relate to a force on landing.

Short Description: Scientific Notation and the Speed of Light is a math and physics exercise for high school students and above to express large numbers in powers of ten. It also teaches about distance, time, velocity and radio wave propogation from one planetary body to another.

Electricity and Magnetism: Wavelength and Frequency

Short Description: Wavelength and Frequency is a math and physics exercise for high school students and above to learn about radio waves, including AM and FM signals.

Europa Geology Jigsaw Puzzle
Topic: Modeling Solar System Objects
Body: Jupiter, Europa
Mission: Galileo (Jupiter), Voyager 1 (Our Solar System), Voyager 2 (Our Solar System)

Short Description: This activity introduces students to one of the moons of Jupiter (Europa) and how its icy crust has been broken apart.

Evaporation Investigation
Body: Our Solar System

Short Description: Students observe and understand the process of evaporation.

Exploring Comets and Modeling for Mission Success
Topic: Modeling Solar System Objects
Body: Comets
Mission: Deep Impact (Comets)

Short Description: This is a complete unit containing many activities to understand comets and their structure. This resource has activities for all age levels. See National Science Education Standards Alignment for alignment of activities to grades and standards.

Exploring Ice in the Solar System (Main Portal)
Body: Our Solar System
Mission: MESSENGER (Mercury)

Short Description: The Exploring Ice in the Solar System education unit examines the importance of water in the form of ice in the solar system. From hands-on experiences with ice, the unit moves on to investigating ice in everyday life, in polar regions on Earth and throughout the solar system.

Exploring Lunar Phases with a Daytime Moon
Topic: Modeling Solar System Objects