Serving the Universe on a Paper Plate

Today is the beginning of National Astronomy Week for 2012, culminating with Astronomy Day on April 28. Astronomy Day occurs on a Saturday between mid-April and mid-May, scheduled to occur at or just before the first quarter Moon. Try some of the activities from this site to explain astronomical phenomena by using the common paper plate. Explain the transit of Venus, and show the phases of the moon using Oreos® arranged around a paper plate. Included are several videos from Paper Plate Astronomy which show many more activities you can do to celebrate Astronomy Week.

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