General Sites Moon Solar Stars Other

 New Planet Discovered???

Teachers and Pluto
No The Tenth Planet and More

GLOBE at Night

                  Eight (Nine) Planets for Kids -

            Eight (Nine) Planets for Kids

   - News - Sky This Week

           Astronomy Activities from Astronomical Society of the Pacific - 

          Astronomy sites from the American Library Association

                 Astronomy With a Stick - Daytime Astronomy

 Astronomy websites -

         Build a Solar System Online at the Exploratorium

           The CERES Project from Montana and Spacequests for the classroom

           Comet Lesson Plan from Amazing Space with comet movie/quiz

                 Comparing Earth and Mars - Marcella Dawson

                 Astronomy from The Time Now

Amazing Space -
              Astronomy Basics -
Explorations -
Teaching Tools -
              Telescopes -
              Tonight's Sky -

Eyes on the Sky, Feet on the Ground from Harvard

                 Goddard Space Flight Center Education Programs
                 Great Images in NASA (GRIN) - library of photos

           Griffith Observatory - sky information

 HAO (High Altitude Observatory) Education pages about the sun

            Hawaiian Astronomical Society - Deep Sky Atlas and mythology

Kids Astronomy

           Kids' Space -
                      Constellations -
                      Myths about the Universe -

                  Mars Exploration Program


                  Mission to Geospace from ISTP

                  Our Solar System -

                  Planets of the Solar System -

          SOHO Exploring the Sun
                        SOHO for the Classroom

          Solar System Activities - Level 1

          Solar System Activities - Level 2

          Solar System in Pictures

                 Solar System Simulator from Jet Propulsion Lab -      

                 Solar System Trading Cards and other activities

                 Solar System Tutor - read and answer the questions

                 Space Environment Center - space weather -    

                 Space Physics and Aeronomy - select Classroom Activities and Games on the left

                 Space Weather Center from Space Science -

                 Stargazers -

           Classroom Activities from University of Hawai'i Space Grant Consortium

           U.S. Naval Observatory - sunrise/sunset times plus moon phases and almanacs

                      Sunrise and sunset around the world -

                 Resources from the Exploratorium

          Views of the Solar System - 

          Welcome to the Planets data

                What's In the Sky This Week? - from Sky and Telescope

          Windows to the Universe - weather, missions, poetry, myths, history, geology etc.

                Zoom Astronomy -

       Moon -  Keith's Moon Page with facts, phases, photos, and folklore
                       Moon Names from various cultures -

     Study from Hawaii with info on rocks -

    Great Moon Adventure - lots of activities and ideas

    Lunar Eclipses -

   *******Moon Phases Project with Oreo Cookies

   *******Moon Finder Project with paper plates

     About the moon -

       Lunar Hands-On Activities -

   Moon Studies - The Earth's Moon -
Worksheet for this site

        Backyard Astronomy -

       Moon Phases animation from Harcourt Brace -      

       Moonlight Madness - Quiz from StarChild - Moon facts, myths, photos

             Moon Facts and Moon Myths - compare and contrast using the links given

        Moon Phases



        **Names for Full Moons - explanations from The Old Farmer's Almanac

        Telling Time By the Light of the Moon - from Discovery School

        Earth and Moon Viewer - see where the sun is shining right now

         Lost on the Moon activity from NASA - what would you need?

         Astronomy Survey - questions about the moon and sun for kids and teachers
                 Lessons to accompany the survey above

              Spaceplace - Fun things for kids to do

        Solar Studies from Stanford- lessons and games -

Virtual Tour of the Sun -

Fun in the Sun -        

The Sun (Level 1) or The Sun (Level 2)

                  Star Child Scavenger Hunts for each level

The Sun -

Solar Activities from High Altitude Observatory

     Surfing for Sunbeams Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory

Yohkoh Public Outreach Project

Sun lesson plan from Mensa -

Building A Simple Sundial

Solar Clock -

How Hot Is the Sun?

Solar Flare Theory

Solar Eclipse Paths from 1991 to 2030

The Martian Sun-Times - weather on Mars today - comparing Mars and Earth

Kids Astronomy from

Hubble site      

Auroras: Paintings in the Sky

Jet Propulsion Laboratory -
      Fun Sites for Kids -
      Classroom Activities -
      Stars -

How to Become an Astronaut

         Stars and Galaxies - A Hypertext Course from Dr. McCray at the University of Colorado

The Constellations and Their Stars -    

The Birth of A Star

Grade 5 Stars and Constellations from Sandburg Center for Sky Awareness, Fairfax, VA

Stars, Constellations, and Galaxies

Star Gazing from Harcourt Brace

Star Date Online - from Texas - by month with resources and educational links   and

Star Count October 14-28, 2011
- Citizen observations

GLOBE at Night March 22- April 4, 2011 - Citizen observations

 Stars and Galaxies from Absolute Beginners

        Constellation Stuff - Lots of great info - thanks to Pierce who discovered this site

        Galaxy Intro (Easy)
        Galaxy Intro (Harder)

          Galaxies  -

         Classifying Galaxies -

        Classifying Galaxies Quiz

        Hubble's Classification of Galaxies

        Stars and Constellations -

        Constellations -
           (a shade noisy)

         More Astronomy

     Aerospace and Astronomy lessons and activities from Susan Seagraves

        Constellation Quizzes:
           * Astronomy from John Fix - Learning Constellations 

         * Various quizzes about stars and constellations:

Constellation quiz from North Carolina- 
    Site/BALFOUR SITE 02/balfour_constellation_quiz.htm

         Constellations Activity -

Star Child

Imagine the Universe from Goddard Space Flight Center

Ask the Space Scientist

Astronomy Picture of the Day

NASA for Kids -

Teachers' Guides to Explain the Seasons  

Sky and Telescope Magazine -
Astronomy magazine -

Earth and Sky magazine -
         Podcasts -

           Space -
         Earth -

Internet Field Trips from Houghton Mifflin

Solar System Lesson Plans
Space Science

Planetarium Activities from Brockton

Teachers' Center for Star Child - includes activities and lessons  

Teachers' Lounge from Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Night Sky Notes from the Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State

Sky Maps -
      Google -
      Sky View Cafe -
      CalSky -
      Satellite observation charts -
      Sky Maps -
      Your Sky - create maps for any date, time , or location

Web Quests and Projects:

                CERES Project:
                    Sky Paths -
Learning Planet Sizes -
                    Birthday Moons -
MoonQuest - Project Ceres -
                Moonquest -
                    Planet Paths -
                    First Manned Mission to Mars -
                    How Much Would You Weigh on Distant Planets?
Digital Images: From Satellite to the Internet
                        Who Can Live Here: Life in Extreme Environments
                    Mars Quest - webquest
                    Mars Web Quests

                 Planets web activity from San Diego

                Classifying the Planets Webquest -

                Come to My Planet -

                Exploring the Solar System -

             Lunar Lollipops (Moon Phases) -

                Mission to Explore the Solar System

Moon Watching Activities -

Our Sun-Sational Star

Planetary Web Quest

Searching for Just the Right Planet

Sizing Up the Universe - size and distance

Solar System Webquest -

Solar System Models -

Space Colony Webquest -

The Spectacular Solar System Webquest

Sun and Moon lessons  from Oswego - Grade 2

Travel in the Solar System - large numbers and distances



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