Messages from Space
Home Science Kit
Developed by GEMS with Scientific
Have you ever looked into the sky and wondered
how many other inhabited planets might be out there? Who knows,
maybe intelligent life forms on another world are looking into
their sky, wondering the same thing?
$19.95, Ages 6-Adult
This stellar home science kit will introduce you to how scientists
are searching for life "out there" and even enable you
to play a small part in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
The out-of-this-world activities in the Messages from Space
Home Science Kit include:
The Messages from Space Home Science
Kit is based in part on activities from the GEMS Teacher's Guide,
Messages from Space.
- Building Your Own Telescope--You
can build your own telescope like the one Galileo used. Scan
the sky for celestial wonders. View the Pleiades star cluster,
Saturn, Jupiter, craters on the Moon, and the moons of Jupiter.
- Decoding a Message from Space--What
if we received a message from space? How would we know what
it says? We'll give you some recorded space sounds along with
a practice message. Using the sounds and the included booklet,
we'll help you figure out what it means. Then you'll receive
a more challenging message, to decode the same way!
- Connecting to SETI@home--By
downloading and running the SETI@home screensaver, you can
become involved with the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
a 28" long, 13.9 power astronomical telescope; audio CD
with actual recorded space sounds; pulsar signals; binary messages
for decoding; science guide; and directions for plugging your
computer into the SETI@home program to search for real messages
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