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Cosmic Cookies

Did you know Jupiter's Great Red Spot is really a 300-year-old hurricane that's twice as wide as Earth? Find out more awesome facts. Then celebrate your cosmic smarts with a solar system of cookies.

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Create a Compass

From any place on Earth, a compass will always point north. But do you know why? Explore the inner workings of this tiny magnet by building one—and then testing it in your neighborhood.

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Edible Earth

Want to take a close look at the layers that make up our solid Earth? Cook up a model that's good enough to eat—from the spice drop inner core to the thin chocolate crust.

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Grow Rock Candy

No matter where you find mineral salt—on your table or at the beach—you'll see its unique cube-shaped crystals. Take a sweet look at the crystal patterns and compositions of minerals.

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Grow Rock Candy

No matter where you find mineral salt—on your table or at the beach—you'll see its unique cube-shaped crystals. Take a sweet look at the crystal patterns and compositions of minerals.

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Grow Rock Candy

No matter where you find mineral salt—on your table or at the beach—you'll see its unique cube-shaped crystals. Take a sweet look at the crystal patterns and compositions of minerals.

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Make Your Own Weather Station

Surrounding Earth is a layer of air, the atmosphere, where conditions are always changing. Try your hand at predicting weather patterns by making a wind vane, a rain gauge, and a barometer.

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Make a Terrarium

For billions of years the greenhouse effect has made life possible on Earth. Build a terrarium—your own miniature greenhouse—to see this process at work. 

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Make Your Own Creatures of Light

Ever wonder why some organisms flash, blink, or glow? Discover how by making your own land and ocean creatures that generate light.

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Antarctica

Take your students to the world's most extreme environment with this curriculum. As they investigate Antarctica, they will also learn about world climate, day and night cycles, ocean circulation, animal adaptation, and scientists working "in the field."

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