Astronomy Activities & Resources


  • A Universe Without Supernovae [Game]

    A Universe Without Supernovae [Game]

    • Daytime Event
    • Inside Venue
    • Outside Venue
    • Target Audience
    • Child, Teen, Adult

    This quick, fun game shows players the value of supernovae in the universe. Players discover that almost all elements that make up the Earth and all its living things were made inside stars that go supernova.


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    Let's Make A Supernova!

    • Daytime Event
    • Inside Venue
    • Outside Venue
    • Target Audience
    • Child, Teen, Adult

    Participants imagine themselves inside a large star at the end of its life, just as it is about to go supernova.


  • Lives of Stars Diagram / Periodic Table of Elements [Banner]

    Lives of Stars Diagram / Periodic Table of Elements [Banner]

    • Daytime Event
    • Inside Venue
    • Outside Venue
    • Target Audience
    • Child, Teen, Adult

    The artwork for reproducing the Lives of Stars Diagram and  the Periodic Table of the Elements  from the SUPERNOVA! ToolKit can be downloaded here(.PDF).


  • Lives of Stars [Activity and Handout]

    Lives of Stars [Activity and Handout]

    • Daytime Event
    • Inside Venue
    • Outside Venue
    • Target Audience
    • Child, Teen, Adult

    Discover the life cycle of stars and when supernovae happen with this activity and handout.


  • Nuclear Fusion in Stars [Activity]

    Nuclear Fusion in Stars [Activity]

    • Daytime Event
    • Inside Venue
    • Outside Venue
    • Target Audience
    • Child, Teen, Adult

    This simple and engaging activity explains nuclear fusion and how radiation is generated by stars, using marshmallows as a delicious model.


  • Star Maps: Stars Likely to Go Supernova! [Handout]

    Star Maps: Stars Likely to Go Supernova! [Handout]

    • Daytime Event
    • Inside Venue
    • Outside Venue
    • Target Audience
    • Child, Teen, Adult

    Which stars in the night sky will go supernova? These monthly star chart handouts can help you navigate the night sky to find these giant stars.


  • SUPERNOVA in the Lives of Stars - Presentation

    SUPERNOVA in the Lives of Stars - Presentation

    • Daytime Event
    • Inside Venue
    • Outside Venue
    • Target Audience
    • Child, Teen, Adult

    This PowerPoint explores questions about the powerful stellar explosion: the supernova.


  • SUPERNOVA! ToolKit [Manual]

    SUPERNOVA! ToolKit [Manual]

    • Daytime Event
    • Inside Venue
    • Outside Venue
    • Target Audience
    • Child, Teen, Adult

    The SUPERNOVA! ToolKit tells the story of the lives of stars, cosmic radiation, and how Earth is protected from that radiation with engaging activities and materials.


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