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AstroWeb

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This site offers a collection of astronomy-related resources. Includes a searchable database of resources to choose from including telescope data and imagery. ...more
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This site offers a collection of astronomy-related resources. Includes a searchable database of resources to choose from including telescope data and imagery.

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Spectra From Space - The Exploratorium

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Neil Fetter, The Exploratorium - This well-designed site explains four different kinds of space telescopes, including the Hubble, then outlines hands-on activities to reinforce key...more
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Neil Fetter, The Exploratorium - This well-designed site explains four different kinds of space telescopes, including the Hubble, then outlines hands-on activities to reinforce key concepts. Photos of the activities help explain what to do. This site is a set of lessons in itself.

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Graphing Stratospheric Ozone - The Exploratorium

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Neil Fetter, The Exploratorium - This site, one of several at the Exploratorium which use NASA resources, gives detailed lesson plans to teach traditional and web-based lessons about...more
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Neil Fetter, The Exploratorium - This site, one of several at the Exploratorium which use NASA resources, gives detailed lesson plans to teach traditional and web-based lessons about ozone. Students use data collected from the NASA sites to graph atmospheric ozone levels in another set of activities explained in the site. The graphing section assumes knowledge of graphing on two axes.

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Astronomy & Space Lessons - Univ. California Berkeley

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This collection from the Science Education Gateway at U.C. Berkeley includes lessons for elementary and middle school students that use the web to introduce concepts such as measuring...more
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This collection from the Science Education Gateway at U.C. Berkeley includes lessons for elementary and middle school students that use the web to introduce concepts such as measuring the temperature of the sun and tracking the orbits of satellites. As a group, they introduce serious science in an approachable manner. Students will need Internet access to use most of the lessons.

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The Satellite Site

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Here's a chance for your space students to build their own satellite, learn about different types of satellites, their orbits, and how they operate. Developed by M.I.T. with help from...more
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Here's a chance for your space students to build their own satellite, learn about different types of satellites, their orbits, and how they operate. Developed by M.I.T. with help from Lockheed Martin, the site includes a number of interactive Java applets that kids can use to test out their own skills. A Java-capable browser is a must.

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NASA's SpaceLink - NASA

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This is NASA's "home page" for school-related information. There's almost too much here, and figuring out where to go next can be a problem. It's a good starting point, though, ...more
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This is NASA's "home page" for school-related information. There's almost too much here, and figuring out where to go next can be a problem. It's a good starting point, though, especially when used in conjunction with the other NASA resources on this page.

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In the Classroom

Open this site on an interactive whiteboard or projector and access the "e-clips." The clips are short video segments that would be an excellent supplement for any lesson on NASA related materials. After completing a lecture, show students a clip to re-enforce the message, and they will be sure to be more interested and see the theories in practical application!

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NASA for Kids

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This is NASA's starting point for kids interested in NASA activities. Introduced in June, 1999, it offers dozens of NASA web resources groups into logical categories. Given the hundreds...more
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This is NASA's starting point for kids interested in NASA activities. Introduced in June, 1999, it offers dozens of NASA web resources groups into logical categories. Given the hundreds of pages that NASA has on the web, this page should make it easier for students to find information they can use.

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Live From Mars - NASA

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This excellent site is part of the Mars Team Online, through NASA. It is an excellent learning resource for children. Email exchange as well as scheduled live chat session with ...more
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This excellent site is part of the Mars Team Online, through NASA. It is an excellent learning resource for children. Email exchange as well as scheduled live chat session with NASA experts are part of this site. Projects and a gallery to display student work is part of the Kids Corner. A highlight of the site is a video, Live From Mars.

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There is a teachers' "lounge" with curriculum supplements as well as a discussion center.

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The International Space Station - A Virtual Reality Tour - CNN

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CNN offers a virtual reality tour of the International Space Station. It's a great way to explore the station's various components and construction. You'll need a computer with a 166...more
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CNN offers a virtual reality tour of the International Space Station. It's a great way to explore the station's various components and construction. You'll need a computer with a 166 MHz processor or better, and the Cosmo player plug-in for your browser. Depending on the speed of your modem connection, the demo could take 3-5 minutes to load. It's worth the wait.

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The International Space Station - NASA

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This is NASA's ISS home page, containing basic information and links to a number of other resources on the construction and uses of the space station. ...more
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This is NASA's ISS home page, containing basic information and links to a number of other resources on the construction and uses of the space station.

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The International Space Station - City in Space - Discovery Channel

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Discovery Channel offers a collection of multi-medial and virtual reality demonstrations showing how the international space station will be assembled and function. The site includes...more
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Discovery Channel offers a collection of multi-medial and virtual reality demonstrations showing how the international space station will be assembled and function. The site includes explanations of the scientific and diplomatic objectives of the space station project.

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Use this site on a projector or interactive whiteboard to discuss and informally assess prior knowledge as you start your study of space exploration. Allow students to access the site on individual computers or the interactive whiteboard to take a closer look at the virtual tours provided of the space station. This site would also be a good jumping point in discussing habitats and human needs. After students have looked at the site, put them in small groups to design their own "space station." Have them include and discuss things that they see as needs, wants, and other objects they couldn't live in space without.

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Track the Space Station - NASA

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NASA's interactive tracking guide offers precise tracking information as well as generalized tracking information for major cities. The tracking applet is worth a look if you'd like...more
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NASA's interactive tracking guide offers precise tracking information as well as generalized tracking information for major cities. The tracking applet is worth a look if you'd like students to experience the sort of math and calculations that go into space travel.

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SETI - The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence at Home - University of California at Berkeley

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This site is the homepage for a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). Based at U.C. Berkeley, this site...more
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This site is the homepage for a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). Based at U.C. Berkeley, this site explains how radio telescopes to listen for narrow-bandwidth radio signals from space. Such signals are not known to occur naturally, so a detection would provide evidence of extraterrestrial technology. This site offers software to become part of the project.

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Participation in the project requires downloading software and establishing a username on the site. Check with your administrator to be sure that your school computer will support the program.

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From Stargazers to Starships - NASA

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STELLAR Activities - NASA

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Developed by NASA Ames Research Center and UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science- Grades K-12. Detailed lesson plans include ready to use student handouts. Cross referenced by grade...more
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Developed by NASA Ames Research Center and UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science- Grades K-12. Detailed lesson plans include ready to use student handouts. Cross referenced by grade level and science strand.

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The Great Satellite Search - The Exploratorium

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Regan Lum, The Exploratorium - This site gives thorough lesson plans for a research project using the Internet. Students research and present information about a specific satellite,...more
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Regan Lum, The Exploratorium - This site gives thorough lesson plans for a research project using the Internet. Students research and present information about a specific satellite, working in cooperative groups. Even the handouts are provided, just print and go!

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The All Star Network - NASA

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NASA AllStar Project - This extensive site provides online lessons at three levels, from middle school to early college, on History of Aeronautics, Aerospace Education and Careers,...more
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NASA AllStar Project - This extensive site provides online lessons at three levels, from middle school to early college, on History of Aeronautics, Aerospace Education and Careers, and Principles of Aeronautics. Each lesson module includes an online quiz (multiple choice) to assess knowledge gained. Students first register for a NASA ALLSTAR ID when they enter the site. This is used to submit their quiz results.

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A separate section of the site is just for teachers. Your students are sure to learn from and enjoy this site. You could assign it as independent work or have students work at the same time in a computer lab. Highly able students could work at a higher level.

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Astrophysics Lesson Plans - NASA

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Created by the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center which is located within the Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics (LHEA) at NASA/GSFC. This is an incredible...more
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Created by the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center which is located within the Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics (LHEA) at NASA/GSFC. This is an incredible site. It gives easy to read tables of previously taught background necessary for the students to successfully complete the experiments, necessary materials (for both teacher and students), and copy ready data tables.

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Real Time Shuttle - Space Station Tracking - NASA

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NASA's real-time data site lets you see where the space station is right now, and it gives pertinent data on space station and shuttle missions. Links from this page take ...more
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NASA's real-time data site lets you see where the space station is right now, and it gives pertinent data on space station and shuttle missions. Links from this page take you to more details on the space station and shuttle.

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BrainPOP Free Stuff - BrainPop

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Visit this fabulously FREE site, created by BrainPop, to find a wealth of interactives, videos, lesson plans, and more. Wow - doesn't even begin to describe the wide array of ...more
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Visit this fabulously FREE site, created by BrainPop, to find a wealth of interactives, videos, lesson plans, and more. Wow - doesn't even begin to describe the wide array of topics and subjects. The best part is the FREE stuff for BrainPop Espanol, BrainPop Jr, and BrainPop ESL. Some of the specific topics include: Harlem Renaissance, Civil War, Blogs, Angles, DNA, Stocks & Shares, Digital Animation, and MANY others. These were the FREE topics at the time of this review, and of course is subject to change.

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Use this tool to find lessons and/or animations in a variety of topic areas. There are "ready to go" movies and more in health, social studies, art & music, engineering & technology, and other topics. Share the sites on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Provide this link on your class website for students to access both in and out of the class. Save this link in your favorites and check back to see "what's new."
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