AstroEDU Activity of the Day

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April 5 Have you ever wondered where we are in our own galaxy, the Milky Way? "Glitter Your Milky Way" lets you get creative while learning the characteristics of the Milky Way and exploring the different types of galaxies. View the activity here.

April 4 Using solar images and data obtained from Astronomical Observatory of the University of Coimbra lets you study the sunspots and their behaviour over days. View the activity here.

April 3 Many children may have heard of black holes and already have the understanding that they are ‘bottomless wells'. If something falls into a black hole, it is impossible for it to escape—even light cannot escape and is swallowed. The lack of light is how black holes get their name. These objects are mysterious and interesting, but they are not easy to explain. This activity will allow children to visualize, and therefore help them decompose, the concepts of space-time and gravity, which are integral to understanding these appealing objects. View the activity here.

April 2 Nursery (or Kindergarten or Preschool) students enjoy seeing the evening sky with the teacher from the playground or through a big window (indoor). This is especially relevant for students who stay for extra-hour care. During late evening hours, some students feel a little lonely waiting for their parents, but they have a wonderful natural treasure: the evening sky. By observing the evening sky with the naked eye, they will notice many colours, changing colours, the first star, the subtle colours of stars, twinkling stars, and the movement of stars. Nursery teachers who think they are not science-oriented will...

April 1 Converting a visual experience to a tactile one, this activity lets visually impaired students learn and explore our Moon and its characteristics. View the activity here