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Try these activities out at home! Activities that are easy for all are shown below in green, and those that are a little more challenging or may need adult supervision are in orange. All activity pages are in PDF format and you will need a printer for some of these activities.

Electromagnetic Spectrum Coloring Pages

EASY for ALL

Visible light is only a portion in the range of wavelike energies. The whole range of wavelike energies is called the electromagnetic spectrum

GBT Connect the Dots

EASY for ALL

Connect the dots to discover the hidden picture

Radio Telescope Coloring Pages

EASY for ALL

Color your own versions of some historic radio telescopes, as well as telescopes from around the world

Make a Spectroscope

Challenging

A spectroscope is a device that shows us all the different colors white light is made of

How Does Reflection Work?

Challenging

Visible light, and all of the other forms of electromagnetic energy, bounce off of shiny surfaces

Investigate Radio Frequency Interference

Challenging

What is radio frequency interference, and how can you detect it?


Create Your Own Radio Image

Challenging

Radio waves are emitted by planets in our solar system, chemicals in comets and in the Milky Way Galaxy, supernovae, and by other galaxies and distant quasars

Find Your Way to the Telescopes

Challenging

Can you make it all the way through these mazes? some are easy, some – not so much – but who doesn’t love a challenge?

Radio Astronomy Word Scramble

Challenging

Untangle these words to find some common terms used in radio astronomy

Build a Space Mobile

Challenging

Balance is key – to making a mobile work! Make your own mobile from what you have around the house.

Family Science Labs

The activities below are all part of our Family Science Lab program here at the Green Bank Science Center. Download and print the materials and instructions, get together with family and friends, and do some science!

Discovering

ACIDS and BASES

In this safe and fun activity, use some common items to test for pH (the potential “p” of hydrogen “H”).

Photo: Jason Means; Source: Flickr

Discovering

BIRDS of PREY

Learn more about the raptors in West Virginia (you will need all the PDF files below)

Make your own

STOMP ROCKET

Build a launcher, make your rocket, and watch it fly!

Get ready to launch!
GBO/AUI/NSF

Learn about

PRESSURE

What is pressure? How would you describe it? Where can we see pressure?
Learn all about pressure in this fun and easy to do activity!