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Build Your Own Spacecraft

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Patrons learn about the basic parts of a satellite by crafting their own model using found materials. Turn this into a "Take & Make" activity by providing bags with materials (small boxes, sponges, craft sticks, screws) and a printed diagram of a satellite with the basic parts labeled.

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Hints for uses in your library "Take & Make" tip: include pictures of a finished craft satellite so kids can see some examples.
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Build Your Own Spacecraft

Build Your Own Spacecraft

Patrons learn about the basic parts of a satellite by crafting their own model using found materials. Turn this into a "Take & Make" activity by providing bags with materials (small boxes, sponges, craft sticks, screws) and a printed diagram of a satellite with the basic parts labeled.