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Earth: Our World In Motion - National Museum of Natural History

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This highly interactive website (created by the National Museum of Natural History) teaches students about the Earth. Topics include, "If Rocks Could Talk," "Plates on the Move," "Making...more
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This highly interactive website (created by the National Museum of Natural History) teaches students about the Earth. Topics include, "If Rocks Could Talk," "Plates on the Move," "Making Rocks," "Mysterious Planets," and more! There is also a link, "Stuff To Do" which provides activities to do away from the computer. Some of the interactive links require Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): atmosphere (26), earth (228), rocks (49)

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Introduce the site and the "Big Idea" on a projector or interactive whiteboard, then assign students to choose one of the activities to complete. Share results with the class on an interactive whiteboard or projector as groups complete the activity. Include this link on your teacher web page for enrichment and at-home exploration. Students could also be assigned the "non-computer" activities for homework.
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Stellarium - Stellarium Open Source Software

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4 to 12
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Stellarium is a free, open source planetarium software for your computer. You must download the software and install it on your computer to create a planetarium-like experience right...more
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Stellarium is a free, open source planetarium software for your computer. You must download the software and install it on your computer to create a planetarium-like experience right in your classroom. (Open source software is free to allow software developers to collaborate and improve on the products.) The download and install are not difficult, but you should ask someone for help if you are uncomfortable.

tag(s): planets (123), space (205), stars (61)

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You may need tech support to help you install the program on a school computer. There is an extensive wiki (user-contribution help section) to answer your questions about using Stellarium.

Try it on a projector in your classroom or even on an interactive whiteboard where students can draw and highlight items "in space." When you find successful strategies for using the software, be sure to participate in the wiki to share them. Or contact TeachersFirst to let us know more about ways to use Stellarium, so we can share them with other teachers!

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Journey North Mystery Class - Journey North

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2 to 9
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Teach about the earth and seasonal change as you solve a real mystery. This unique international "hide and seek" activity is interactive, easy to use, and free! The challenge ...more
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Teach about the earth and seasonal change as you solve a real mystery. This unique international "hide and seek" activity is interactive, easy to use, and free! The challenge begins the last week of January and continues throughout May. Each week, students are given a clue to try to locate a "Mystery Class" from somewhere around the world. All clues are seasonal and some include sunrise and sunset times. The site includes standards in science, math and geography. The site provides lesson plans, interactive activities, video clips and more. Registration is free for this 11-week adventure or you can use the resources at the website with no registration necessary. Flash is required for some of the activities.

tag(s): data (148), seasons (37), sun (71), time (144), time zones (8)

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Make this "hide and seek" adventure a weekly highlight in your social studies or science class. It is ideal if you are studying geography or seasons. Use an interactive whiteboard or projector to make this a class activity, but be sure to include the link on your teacher web page for students to share at home. Be sure to check out the Teacher info and "Resources and Activities" page to find lesson plans, interactive games, standards and more.
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Black Holes: Gravity's Relentless Pull - Space Telescope Science Institute

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6 to 12
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Journey through space using the interactive "Journey to a Black Hole," complete with draggable tools and accompanying sound effects. You and your students will learn about the science...more
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Journey through space using the interactive "Journey to a Black Hole," complete with draggable tools and accompanying sound effects. You and your students will learn about the science of black holes through this tour, a comprehensive black hole encyclopedia, and many interactive questions and experiments about black holes.

tag(s): gravity (45), space (205)

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Teachers will want to check out the Content Overview while planning your lessons. Then fire up a projector or interactive whiteboard to introduce the site and the topic. After that, this site is ideal for students to explore on laptops or in a lab as they seek answers to questions and build understanding about this intriguing space topic. The interactives actually allow them to "collect data" as a real scientist would. Make sure Flash is working on student machines!
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The Space Shuttle Mission Profile - Jim Cornish, Gander Academy

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At this informative website, teachers will find pictures, research and additional sources all about space shuttles. The specific topics of information include assembly, rollout, countdown,...more
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At this informative website, teachers will find pictures, research and additional sources all about space shuttles. The specific topics of information include assembly, rollout, countdown, ascent, orbit, landing and processing.

tag(s): space (205)

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Use a projector to share this informative website with your students! There are lots of details and neat pictures provided at this website. If you have an interactive whiteboard, you can use the tools to highlight important information as you read and learn.

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Mission To Mars - Jim Cornish, Gander Academy

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The Mission To Mars website includes five activities, numerous links and teacher guides. Each activity poses questions for the students to find the answers to by researching the various...more
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The Mission To Mars website includes five activities, numerous links and teacher guides. Each activity poses questions for the students to find the answers to by researching the various links provided. Some of the links require FLASH.

tag(s): mars (41), space (205)

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Be sure to check out the "teachers" section of this web activity.
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Jason Digital Lab: Spacecraft Engineer - NASA

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Design a Spacecraft and learn what space engineers do using this virtual lab activity. There is teacher information and a three-part approach to the "mission." You do not need to ...more
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Design a Spacecraft and learn what space engineers do using this virtual lab activity. There is teacher information and a three-part approach to the "mission." You do not need to do all the parts, however. The best spacecraft designs submitted will be displayed on the web site. Includes national standards.

tag(s): engineering (125), nasa (39), space (205)

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Choose one or all three modules and laptops or a lab for students to work in small groups.

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Cosmos4Kids - Andrew Rader Studios

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3 to 6
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The Cosmos4Kids site is all about astronomy. This informational site provides pictures, information, interactive quizzes and slideshows! This is an excellent introduction to space...more
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The Cosmos4Kids site is all about astronomy. This informational site provides pictures, information, interactive quizzes and slideshows! This is an excellent introduction to space for elementary students. Specific topics include stars, systems, universe, galaxies, solar systems, planets, exploration and more! Some portions require good reading skills, so partner your students to help. Some activities require FLASH. If you see a blank screen, download the Flash plugin from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): space (205), stars (61)

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Get an interactive whiteboard and choose which research and activities are appropriate for your classroom. You can assign students to report on differenet portions of the site, find something they did not know, or even plan a "trip" to a planet. Be sure to list the link on your teacher web page for students to revisit at home.
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NyeLabs - Bill Nye, Inc.

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K to 12
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This website is a wonderful resource for teachers. Some of the highlights include video footage from Bill Nye, episode guides for 100 shows, questions and answers, instructions for...more
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This website is a wonderful resource for teachers. Some of the highlights include video footage from Bill Nye, episode guides for 100 shows, questions and answers, instructions for at-home learning fun, directions to make some unique science crafts and some very interesting science facts. The site requires FLASH. Some downloadable directions use Acrobat Reader. Get them from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): scientists (68)

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If showing your class a Bill Nye video, the episode guides will help to organize the lesson. Students may enjoy simply surfing the site, some very interesting facts are displayed! Don't forget to check out the "home demos" for some new ideas. This is a great site to include as a general enrichment link from your teacher web page. Hook some young scientists!
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Birthday Moons - NASA/MSU-Bozeman Ceres Project

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1 to 4
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Students learn about the moon and its phases by finding their own birthday's lunar phase in the year they were born. They then graph, compare, and write about their ...more
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Students learn about the moon and its phases by finding their own birthday's lunar phase in the year they were born. They then graph, compare, and write about their birthday's lunar phases in different years. Extension activities are also offered.

tag(s): moon (72)

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Choose some of the seven activities or do them all. Some are non-technology-based lessons while others integrate the computer as a tool. You could bring in a laptop cart , use a lab, or set up a center at your classroom computer with these activities.

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Calendars through the Ages - Institute for Dynamic Educational Advancement

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This information-packed site focuses on calendars through the ages. It includes sections on the astronomy of calendars (e.g. moon cycles), the history of calendars, differences among...more
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This information-packed site focuses on calendars through the ages. It includes sections on the astronomy of calendars (e.g. moon cycles), the history of calendars, differences among various international calendars, derivation of the names of the months, and loads of other trivia about calendars.

tag(s): calendars (44)

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Lots of great stuff for "did you know?" discussions or as an extension of a study of timelines and other graphic organizers of information. A few interesting visuals, but the strength of this site is in its information. Might be a good source for monthly bulletin boards or an enrichment area for gifted students.

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Space Shuttle STS-121 - NASA

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NASA's venerable shuttle is back at work, this time doing supply and repair work on the International Space Station. Consider this mission home page as a way to help introduce ...more
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NASA's venerable shuttle is back at work, this time doing supply and repair work on the International Space Station. Consider this mission home page as a way to help introduce a new generation to the wonders, complexities, and scientific possibilities of space flight. Besides, space walks are just plain cool - so this is science in which your students will be interested!

tag(s): nasa (39), space (205)

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Fluids in Space - Physics Central

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What happens when you try to boil water in space? While it sounds trivial, the issue of working with liquids in zero-gravity environments has implications for space exploration and...more
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What happens when you try to boil water in space? While it sounds trivial, the issue of working with liquids in zero-gravity environments has implications for space exploration and travel. It's just an idle question. This site explains the problems and what scientists are trying to do to manage it.

tag(s): gravity (45), space (205)

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Try this one as an interesting practical study in scientific experimentation.

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10th Planet - NOVA

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What makes a planet a planet...and how many are there...really? This series of entertaining videos takes a look at a fascinating discovery at the far end of our solar system ...more
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What makes a planet a planet...and how many are there...really? This series of entertaining videos takes a look at a fascinating discovery at the far end of our solar system and raises some interesting astronomical questions.

tag(s): planets (123), solar system (119)

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These videos provide a great opportunity for incorporating writing and reflecting into your science curriculum. After viewing the presentations, ask students to summarize what they have learned and generate one additional question they would like to ask of the scientists.

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Your Sky

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5 to 9
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Choose from three different ways to "map the sky" at a specific location on earth with this interactive planetarium site. Select from sky map, horizon view, or virtual telescope (with...more
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Choose from three different ways to "map the sky" at a specific location on earth with this interactive planetarium site. Select from sky map, horizon view, or virtual telescope (with custom setting available). Just enter the desired time, date, location (latitude and longitude), and viewpoint. A great site for "viewing" the constellations - in your part of the world or some distant venue - from your classroom.

tag(s): stars (61)

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Kids' Club - NASA

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2 to 5
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NASA has created a wonderfully interactive and engaging virtual playground - filled with educational games and resources on space-related topics. Turn your students loose to explore...more
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NASA has created a wonderfully interactive and engaging virtual playground - filled with educational games and resources on space-related topics. Turn your students loose to explore five different levels of activities.

tag(s): planets (123), space (205), stars (61)

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A great independent "station" for your classroom computer. Make up a "checklist" to chart student progress through the various levels and games.
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Astrophysics Visualization - Hayden Planetarium

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6 to 12
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Experience a Martian dust storm, comet collisions, supernova explosions, and black holes within the safety of the computer lab. This collection of video visualizations and informational...more
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Experience a Martian dust storm, comet collisions, supernova explosions, and black holes within the safety of the computer lab. This collection of video visualizations and informational descriptions provides an up-close and personal view of some of the universe's most fascinating events. The brief "movies" are organized into four categories - Solar System, Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe.

tag(s): mars (41), space (205)

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Use these visualizations as anticipatory sets to introduce an astronomy topic to your students.

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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter - NASA

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March 10, 2006 marked the successful arrival of the Reconnaissance Orbiter to Mars. This site provides current details and pictures of the craft and will chronicle its exploration of...more
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March 10, 2006 marked the successful arrival of the Reconnaissance Orbiter to Mars. This site provides current details and pictures of the craft and will chronicle its exploration of the Red Planet over the next six months. Check back frequently for updated images and videos of the Martian exploration.

tag(s): mars (41), solar system (119)

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Return of Stardust - NASA

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After seven years and nearly three billion miles of space travel, NASA's Stardust spacecraft is scheduled to return to earth on January 15, 2006. It will be carrying dust samples ...more
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After seven years and nearly three billion miles of space travel, NASA's Stardust spacecraft is scheduled to return to earth on January 15, 2006. It will be carrying dust samples from a comet. The samples will be the oldest matter ever collected from space, dating to the origins of the universe. NASA's site offers background and information on the scientific significance of this mission.

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Exploring a New Frontier - America's Space Program - Smithsonian

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This lesson unit from the National Park service offers a toolkit for learning about the space program of the 1960s. It introduces the formation of NASA and the evolution of ...more
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This lesson unit from the National Park service offers a toolkit for learning about the space program of the 1960s. It introduces the formation of NASA and the evolution of Cape Canaveral, Houston's manned spaceflight center, and other installations. While there's a lot of material here, teachers will no doubt need to use some of their own creativity to mold it into something that fits local needs. This site would be a great addition to a study of 20th century explorers.

tag(s): moon (72), nasa (39), space (205)

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