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Strips of plastic on a globe model our atmosphere.
Discover the “cosmic coincidence” that makes solar eclipses possible!
Create a scale model of the earth-moon system using different-sized spheres.
Try a new tilt on eclipses.
Make a scale model of a total solar eclipse!
Model the carbon cycle and its principal reservoirs and flow rates using rice.
Levitating magnets show how the Earth’s atmosphere stacks up.
Model the patterns of sunlight and shadow on Earth.
Use your thumb to eclipse your friend!
Explore the influence of the Sun and Moon on our tides.
Hanging magnets reveal the earth’s magnetic field.
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