Based on the popular fortune-telling game, this printable interactive craft and game familiarizes learners with cloud vocabulary and varying degrees of cloud cover. This activity could be printed and left for visitors to do on their own or to take with them.
In this hands-on activity, participants use isopropyl alcohol and other household materials to create a cloud in a bottle and explore it with laser light. Materials are available in English and Spanish.
Patrons view images of Earth and Mars to compare features, just like a scientist (planetary geologist) would. After matching pairs of Earth features with Mars analogues, they discuss why they matched the pairs together.
Patrons model the effects of wind, water, and impacts on a planetary surface using sand. They will compare the surface features they modeled with images of planetary surfaces to see if they can determine which process caused the features in the images.