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FOR FAMILIES

Space offer limitless opportunities for youth’s future careers, but nobody gets there alone. These online resources can help parents and families, including those of diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds, promote dialogue and learning, inspiring the future generation of space professionals.

Lets Talk About Black Holes

A blog post from the Chandra X-ray Observatory about "How would you explain a supermassive black hole to kids?"

Chandra X-Ray Center

The Fibre Optic Cable Class

This activity is an interactive “out-of-the-seat” demo that allows the students to become involved in learning about fibre optic cables by imitating the way that one basically functions. While enjoying the physicality of the demo the students will pick up basic details of light, reflection, optical properties, and applications to technology.

Space Awareness Project

Fizzy Balloons

When you add water to effervescent (fizzy) tablets or baking powder, bubbles are formed: a gas is produced. You can use this gas to inflate a balloon without blowing it up yourself. What kind of gas is it? Let us collect this gas and analyse it through experiments.

Space Awareness Project

Refraction of light

In the following activities students will discover the way light is affected when moving from one medium to another (such as from air to water or from water to air). The experiments are very simple and designed to be used with materials that can be found in most households.

Space Awareness Project

Lets Break the Particles

This is a hands-on activity to learn that energy can be transformed into various forms. Potential energy is converted into kinetic energy. Moreover, this kinetic energy can be used (if more than the relative binding energy) to break atoms, particles and molecules to see “inside” and to study their constituents.

Space Awareness Project

Build a Babylonian sundial

Through this activity children observe the apparent motion of the sun in the sky and build a sundial to measure the length of the day just like the babylonians did thousands of years ago. Children learn how to measure time by building a sundial, observing the projected shadow on it and writing numbers to indicate the hours.

Space Awareness Project