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Lesson Plans
  1. Astronomy Lesson Plans (Awesome Library)
      See the "Astronomy" section of the Science Lessons.

  2. Astronomy Lessons (University of California - SEGway)
      Provides 24 lessons, primarily in astronomy. 3-01

  3. Astronomy Lessons and Activities for 4th Grade and Above (NASA - Spaceplace)
      Provides lessons and activities for the classroom related to space and astronomy. Combines math, physics, and astronomy for thematic lessons around questions or problems. Uses PDF format. 9-01

  4. Finding and Reporting on Satellites (University of California)
      Provides a lesson to help students collaborate in groups and use the Internet to find and report information. 3-01

  5. Light Properties (University of California - Battle)
      Provides a lesson to study the properties of light, especially as applied to astronomy. 3-01

  6. Space Flight Basics (NASA - Jet Propulsion Lab)
      Provides 18 lessons on space flight. 2-01

Lists
  1. Astronomy Links (EINet.net)
      Provides resources by topic. 10-09

  2. Astronomy Resources (Internet Public Library)
      Provides sources of information. 10-04

  3. Astronomy Resources (Universe Today)
      Provides over 100 sources of information on astronomy. 2-01

  4. Aurora Page
  5. Experiments, Lessons, and Projects in Astronomy (TeacherCertification.org)
      Provides activities. 04-10

  6. Space Links (National Space Society)
      Provides sources of information related to space. 8-01

Materials
  1. Astronomy Picture of the Day
      Provides dramatic photos of celestial phenomena.

Multimedia
  1. View the Stars (NASA)
      Provides resources for students to study astronomy. 10-08

News
  1. Astronomy News (KidsAstronomy.com)
      Provides information on the latest space missions, discoveries, and achievements each day. 11-00.

  2. Astronomy News (NASA - Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics)
      "Imagine the Universe" provides news stories about the structure and evolution of the universe. 7-00

  3. Astronomy News (NASA)
      Provides updates on space flights.

  4. Astronomy News (SpaceDaily.com)
      Provides news about astronomy and astrophysics.

  5. Breaking News in Astronomy (SpaceFlightNow.com)
      Provides news key news stories. 9-00

  6. New Scientist Magazine
      Provides news stories on pioneering efforts in science. 3-00

Papers
  1. Ask the Astronomer (SPARC)
      Provides answers to commonly asked questions about astronomy. 3-02

  2. Astronomers (Hamilton)
      Provides short descriptions of contributions of key astronomers.

  3. Astronomy Cool Sites (Exploratorium) (Exploratorium's Digital Library)
      Provides 10 sources of information on astronomy. 2-03

  4. Astronomy Resources (Center for Educational Resources Project)
      The CERES Project provides educational resources by topic.

  5. Astronomy Resources (KidsAstronomy.com)
      Provides resources in astronomy for children. Includes a night sky map, the solar system, ask an expert, and more. 10-00.

  6. Astronomy Search Engine (Fourmilab)
      Provides an astronomy search engine (in partnership with Google). 8-01

  7. Astronomy Television Show (Star Gazer)
      Provides scripts from Jack Horkheimer's television show on astronomy. (Formerly called Star Hustler). 1-01

  8. Atlantis Shuttle (Columbia University Press - The Columbia Encyclopedia)
      Provides a description of the virus, as well as common complications arising from it, such as glandular fever or infectious mononucleosis. Known as EBV. Sometimes visitors misspell as Epstene Bar or Barr. 9-00

  9. Chandrasekhar, Subrahmanyan (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
      Provides a short biography of the Indian-American Nobel laureate, after whom the Chandra X-ray Observatory is named. 9-00

  10. Deep Space (NASA Quest)
      Provides pictures and information for teachers and kids. 1-01

  11. History of Space Exploration (Hamilton)
      Includes pictures, articles, and links.

  12. Issues - Stephen Hawking's Universe (PBS - Hawking)
      Provides theoretical papers related to the nature of the universe.

  13. Life Began in Space? (Scientific American)
      "Louis Allamandola and his colleagues at the NASA Ames Research Center have created primitive cells of a sort—empty, two-layer membranes (see image)—from elementary chemicals, exposed to conditions like those in interstellar clouds. 'Scientists believe the molecules needed to make a cell's membrane, and thus for the origin of life, are all over space,' Allamandola says. 'This discovery implies that life could be everywhere in the universe.' " 12-05

  14. Neutrinos, A History (Verkindt)
      Starts in 1898 with a history of discovery and understanding of the neutrino. 6-01

  15. Science Factsheets for the Family (NASA - Spaceplace)
      Provides 10 factsheets related to exploration of space. 3-00

  16. Spherical Trigonometry (University of Cambridge - Eagleton)
      "One of the primary concerns in astronomy throughout history was the positioning of the heavenly bodies, for which spherical trigonometry was required. The diagrams below show trihedrals, polyhedra with triangular sides. For astronomy, V is the position of the observer, and PQR are points on a sphere centred at V, the celestial sphere." 8-05

  17. Women of NASA (NASA Quest) 1-01
Projects
  1. Astronomy Games (ToonUniversity.com)
      Provides games for kids to learn more about planets and the sun. Uses Flash software. 6-02

  2. Astronomy Projects, Games, and Activities (KidsAstronomy.com)
      Provides activities and games to encourage children to explore astronomy. 11-00.

  3. Astronomy Resources (NASA Quest)
      Provides classroom resources to encourage students to study science and math through astronomy. 1-01

  4. Projects for School and Home (NASA - Spaceplace)
      Provides projects for children, with adult supervision. 1-05

  5. Rockets - Make a Bubble-Powered Rocket (NASA - Jet Propulsion Lab)
      Provides directions for creating a rocket at home, made of paper, a canister, tape, water, and an antacid. 3-00

  6. Rover - Make a Balloon-Powered Miniature Land Rover (NASA - Jet Propulsion Lab)
      Provides directions for creating a land rover at home, made of paper, a canister, tape, water, and an antacid. 3-00

  7. Science Activities for the Family (NASA - Spaceplace)
      Provides 12 activities related to exploration of space. 9-01

  8. Science Experiments for the Family (NASA - Spaceplace)
      Provides 11 activities related to science or the exploration of space. 9-01

  9. Science Information for the Family (NASA - Jet Propulsion Lab)
      Provides activities to help understand science. 3-00

  10. Science Projects (The Tech Museum)
      Provides interactive projects in science in topics such as robotics, lasers, earthquakes, space exploration, and DNA. 12-02

  11. Science Projects for the Family (NASA - Jet Propulsion Lab)
      Provides 8 projects to build related to exploration of space. 3-00

  12. Science Projects for the Family (NASA - Spaceplace)
      Provides 10 projects to build related to exploration of space. 3-00

  13. States Game (ToonUniversity.com)
      Provides a game for kids to learn the location of states. Uses Flash software. 6-02

       
       


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