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The Expanded Universe: Playing with Time

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In this activity, participants use balloons to model the expansion of the universe and observe how expansion affects wavelengths of light and distance between galaxies

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Hints for uses in your library This is a great in-person activity or virtual demonstration, or try turning it into a Take & Make activity by including the materials (balloons and stickers) and page 3-4 of the activity instructions.
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Galaxies and the Universe by World Book, Inc

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The Expanded Universe: Playing with Time

The Expanded Universe: Playing with Time

In this activity, participants use balloons to model the expansion of the universe and observe how expansion affects wavelengths of light and distance between galaxies