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.
Check out Green Bank’s printable posters here.
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
A spectroscope is a device that shows us all the different colors white light is made of
How Does Reflection Work?
Visible light, and all of the other forms of electromagnetic energy, bounce off of shiny surfaces
Investigate Radio Frequency Interference
What is radio frequency interference, and how can you detect it?
Create Your Own Radio Image
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
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
Untangle these words to find some common terms used in radio astronomy
Build a Space Mobile
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!
ACIDS and BASES
In this safe and fun activity, use some common items to test for pH (the potential “p” of hydrogen “H”).
BIRDS of PREY
Learn more about the raptors in West Virginia (you will need all the PDF files below)
Make your own
Build a launcher, make your rocket, and watch it fly!
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!
Create your own
Grow a crystal snowflake, and use your imagination to create your own world!
Explore the World of
How do colors mix? How can we use color to follow movement? What happens when we split white light? Learn all about color and science with our easy to follow activity guide!