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Bad Astronomy - Sonoma State University

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This site, filled with explanations related to popular myths and misconceptions about astronomy, is as entertaining as it is educational. No stone is left unturned as movies, television,...more
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This site, filled with explanations related to popular myths and misconceptions about astronomy, is as entertaining as it is educational. No stone is left unturned as movies, television, and news programs are examined for evidence of bad astronomy. Challenge students to debunk popular but weird ideas about space and our solar system.

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Space - BBC

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Take an interactive 3-D tour of the solar system or the International Space Station, investigate the latest images from Mars, or use amazing images of auroras, galaxies, meteor showers,...more
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Take an interactive 3-D tour of the solar system or the International Space Station, investigate the latest images from Mars, or use amazing images of auroras, galaxies, meteor showers, and other phenomena to enrich an astronomy unit. This highly animated site explores a wealth of space-related topic from the past, present, and future. Games and quizzes for fun and learning are also provided. Created by the BBC. (Shockwave and Real Player required. Get the tools from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): solar system (119), space (205)

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Terra the EOS Flagship - NASA

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Terra is an Earth Observing System designed by NASA to monitor, measure, and protect the Earth's environment and climate system. This site contains breathtaking, up-to-date satellite...more
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Terra is an Earth Observing System designed by NASA to monitor, measure, and protect the Earth's environment and climate system. This site contains breathtaking, up-to-date satellite images of our planet, and interactive experiments that can be done in the classroom to illustrate how NASA uses Terra's remote sensing to understand how and why the Earth changes. Comprehensive and extensive information on the earth's atmosphere, oceans, land, life, heat and energy is provided. Because the site is updated daily, it can serve as a continually evolving visual aid for earth science classes.

tag(s): maps (287)

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Use this site in a cooperative learning activity, having students research a specific aspect of the site. Have students create a multimedia presentation using UtellStory, reviewed here, displaying what they have learned. This site allows users to narrate a picture. Challenge students to find a photo (legally permitted to be reproduced), and then narrate the photo as if it is a news report. To find Creative Commons images for student projects (with credit, of course), try Compfight, reviewed here.
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Virtual Planisphere - Open University

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Britain's Open University offers this very nice interactive astronomy tool that shows the night sky in the northern hemisphere on whatever date the user chooses. From there, users can...more
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Britain's Open University offers this very nice interactive astronomy tool that shows the night sky in the northern hemisphere on whatever date the user chooses. From there, users can zoom in to view details on stars, planets, galaxies, and other celestial objects, all with printed annotations. It's a star-gazing tool with lots of possibilities.

tag(s): planets (123), solar system (119), stars (61)

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Mission to Mars - Tools to Teach - Cornell University

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Cornell University's Mars "Spirit" offerings for educators include some surprisingly detailed lesson plans, including a number of K-2 offerings that let students discover the planets...more
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Cornell University's Mars "Spirit" offerings for educators include some surprisingly detailed lesson plans, including a number of K-2 offerings that let students discover the planets at their own level. The site also includes lots of information and images on the rover's many international science experiments and their role in helping increase our understanding of the history of Mars. Science teachers will want to spend some time with this one.

tag(s): mars (41), planets (123), solar system (119)

In the Classroom

Take advantage of the free lesson plans and activities on this site! They would all be really great on a unit concerning modern Space Exploration.
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NASA Spirit Mars Rover - NASA

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The home page for the Sprit rover mission offers a variety of up-to-date mission reporting, background material for all user levels, and a collection of current images. If NASA is ...more
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The home page for the Sprit rover mission offers a variety of up-to-date mission reporting, background material for all user levels, and a collection of current images. If NASA is true to form, additional sections will appear as the mission progresses.

tag(s): mars (41), planets (123), solar system (119)

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Leap Year

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Want to learn a LOT about leap year? This is the place. There's an extensive explanation of the math and science behind when we do and do not observe leap ...more
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Want to learn a LOT about leap year? This is the place. There's an extensive explanation of the math and science behind when we do and do not observe leap years, and it's not as simple as every fourth year. Try linking this one to a secondary discussion about the solar system, or use it as a supplement during leap years.

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

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Basics of Space Flight - Cal Tech

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This site from Cal Tech's Jet Propulsion Lab offers an extensive reference (at least for student purposes) on the principles, environment, and problems associated with space flight....more
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This site from Cal Tech's Jet Propulsion Lab offers an extensive reference (at least for student purposes) on the principles, environment, and problems associated with space flight. The jargon is technical, most suitable for motivated secondary students, but there is a wealth of content available here.

tag(s): flight (36), rockets (14), space (205)

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Astrobiology - The Search for Life - Exploratorium

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The Exploratorium does it again. Their site about the search for life beyond earth does a stellar job of profiling the science, scientists, and surprisingly diverse methods being used...more
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The Exploratorium does it again. Their site about the search for life beyond earth does a stellar job of profiling the science, scientists, and surprisingly diverse methods being used to expand our search for life forms elsewhere in the universe. The site includes plenty of links for further exploration.

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Cosmic and Heliospheric Learning Center - NASA

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Secondary physics and astronomy teachers may want to take a look at NASA's primer on cosmic rays, astrophysics, energy particles, and magnetic fields. The site offers lots of drill-down...more
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Secondary physics and astronomy teachers may want to take a look at NASA's primer on cosmic rays, astrophysics, energy particles, and magnetic fields. The site offers lots of drill-down options providing additional detail. A surprisingly useful feature is an "in the news" section that offers current information about many of the topics.

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Earth and Moon Viewers

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This one's far better than first appearances might indicate. Click one of the many links to see surprisingly detailed, documented images of earth and the moon, complete with full data...more
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This one's far better than first appearances might indicate. Click one of the many links to see surprisingly detailed, documented images of earth and the moon, complete with full data on location and time. Many of the images include zoom capabilities and other nifty features.

tag(s): latitude (13), longitude (13), maps (287)

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Geography teachers will find lots of possibilities in this one.

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Stonehenge Project

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While designed to keep Britons informed about current efforts to preserve Stonehenge, this site offers a detailed history of the mysterious monument begun in about 3000 BC. American...more
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While designed to keep Britons informed about current efforts to preserve Stonehenge, this site offers a detailed history of the mysterious monument begun in about 3000 BC. American audiences will likely want to know more about the people who did the building and the purpose of this huge project. Archaeologists still puzzle over how the construction was accomplished.

tag(s): calendars (44)

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Teachers may want to try this one as an adjunct to an astronomy unit, or as part of a study of ancient civilizations.
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Water and Life on Mars? - Denver Museum of Natural History

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This companion site to the Denver Museum of Natural History's exhibit on mars includes more than is typical of such efforts, including a nice animated timeline of mars exploration....more
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This companion site to the Denver Museum of Natural History's exhibit on mars includes more than is typical of such efforts, including a nice animated timeline of mars exploration. The user is left to his or her own conclusions about whether water or life ever existed on the red planet.

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Big and Small - Powers of Ten - Florida State University

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How big is big? How small is small? Using a remarkable series of images, this site lets students begin a tour far outside our galaxy and finish up looking at ...more
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How big is big? How small is small? Using a remarkable series of images, this site lets students begin a tour far outside our galaxy and finish up looking at things infinitesimally small. It's all done with "powers of ten."

tag(s): exponents (42)

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Try using this one to help students visualize size, distance, and time.

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Cool Cosmos - Cal Tech

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Turn a unit on space into something unforgettable with this amazing site that explores infrared astronomy and brings it back to earth. Start by learning how to navigate within the ...more
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Turn a unit on space into something unforgettable with this amazing site that explores infrared astronomy and brings it back to earth. Start by learning how to navigate within the site by clicking on the "help" tool. (It's quite useful for first-time visitors!) Then start exploring the offerings that include cosmic games, galleries of outstanding infrared educational videos and images, classroom activities, and an "ask an astronomer" link. An infrared tutorial provides excellent background information about infrared waves. Students can visit the Infrared Zoo to literally "see" the difference between warm and cold-blooded animals, find out if people glow in the dark, participate in a variety of interactive on-line activities, and learn about the connection between infrared waves and astronomy.

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Turn the Gears! The real guts of this site aren't apparent until the user realizes that access to the various sections is available only by dragging up and down with the mouse to turn that big gear on the right side of that barrel-shaped gizmo on the left side of the page.
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ISS EarthKam - NASA

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Geography and earth science teachers will drool over NASA's collection of earth images made from the International Space Station. Use them to illustrate topographic formations and features,...more
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Geography and earth science teachers will drool over NASA's collection of earth images made from the International Space Station. Use them to illustrate topographic formations and features, then move on to special sets that cover more specific areas. You'll need to make your own connections, but there's plenty of raw material in this one.

tag(s): biomes (116), earth (228), images (266), landforms (45)

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Elementary students will likely need some guidance in using this site.
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Cosmic Distance Scales - NASA

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Nothing fancy about this site, which offers a surprisingly digestible set of comparisons of the distances from here to there in the cosmos. The author abandons scientific notation in...more
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Nothing fancy about this site, which offers a surprisingly digestible set of comparisons of the distances from here to there in the cosmos. The author abandons scientific notation in favor of long strings of zeros in the numbers, and it has the intended effect. The images, of course, are of the sort that NASA does best.

tag(s): moon (72), planets (123), solar system (119), sun (71)

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Astronomy Daily

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Here's a well-executed astronomy tool that tailors its offerings to your location on the globe. A free registration (it captures no personal information) determines your location, and...more
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Here's a well-executed astronomy tool that tailors its offerings to your location on the globe. A free registration (it captures no personal information) determines your location, and then the system offers up astronomical observations, almanac data, and the like that match what you can see out your window. This one's truly slick!

tag(s): moon (72), planets (123), solar system (119), stars (61), sun (71)

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A Science Odyssey

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This retrospective on 20th century scientific advances is particularly strong in its information on the scientists who made the discoveries. Teachers interested in presenting the scientific...more
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This retrospective on 20th century scientific advances is particularly strong in its information on the scientists who made the discoveries. Teachers interested in presenting the scientific process by which these advances were made will find the information here a useful addition. Good information; not a lot of "whiz-bang."

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A Walk Through Time - NIST

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The NIST Physics Laboratory offers this condensed history of time measurement, which chronicles the evolution of time-keeping from ancient calendars through the establishment of time...more
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The NIST Physics Laboratory offers this condensed history of time measurement, which chronicles the evolution of time-keeping from ancient calendars through the establishment of time zones and atomic clocks. The text is readable and the graphics are interesting while still loading quickly. Depending on the amount of detail you want to absorb, this one would work well for upper elementary through secondary students.

tag(s): time (144), time zones (8)

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Introduce this site on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Then have students explore this site independently or in small groups. Have each group read and interpret individual sections on this site - making sure every group has a different one. The intentions of this will be to have students analyze this information and present it to their peers to "teach" each other. The text portions are challenging, so you should pair weaker readers with a partner as they research on this site. To show what they have learned from this site, challenge students to create an online graphic to share using Tabblo reviewed here.

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