Astronomy
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***POWERS OF TEN WEB PAGE***
 
New Planet Discovered???

Teachers and Pluto
Eris

GLOBE at Night


Eight (Nine) Planets for Kids - http://kids.nineplanets.org/intro.htm

Eight (Nine) Planets for Kids - http://www.nineplanets.org/

Astronomy.com - News - Sky This Week - http://www.astronomy.com/

Astronomy Activities from Astronomical Society of the Pacific - http://www.astrosociety.org/education/educational-resources/

Astronomy sites from the American Library Association - http://gws.ala.org/category/sciences/astronomy-space
                   
 
Astronomy With a Stick - Daytime Astronomy - http://www.nsta.org/publications/interactive/aws-din/

Astronomy websites - http://www.monroe2boces.org/programs.cfm?sublevel=485&subsubpage=82&subpage=54&master=3
            
Build a Solar System Online at the Exploratorium - http://www.exploratorium.org/ronh/solar_system/index.html


The CERES Project from Montana and Spacequests for the classroom
                     http://btc.montana.edu/ceres/ and http://btc.montana.edu/ceres/html/EdActivities.html
                     http://btc.montana.edu/ceres/html/SiteMap.html

Comet Lesson Plan from Amazing Space with comet movie/quiz - http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/comets/teacher/index.html

Comparing Earth and Mars - Marcella Dawson - http://teachertech.rice.edu/Participants/dawsonm/Lessons/mars/mars12.htm

Astronomy from The Time Now - http://www.thetimenow.com/astronomy/
                    
Amazing Space - http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/
Astronomy Basics - http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/eds/astronomy-basics.php
Explorations - http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/
Teaching Tools - http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/eds/tools/
Telescopes - http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/groundup/
Tonight's Sky - http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/tonights_sky/

Eyes on the Sky, Feet on the Ground from Harvard - http://hea-www.harvard.edu/ECT/the_book/

Goddard Space Flight Center Education Programs - http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/education/index.html
                     
 Great Images in NASA (GRIN) - library of photos  - http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/

Griffith Observatory - sky information - http://www.griffithobservatory.org/skyinfo.html
             
HAO (High Altitude Observatory) Education pages about the sun - http://www.hao.ucar.edu/education/education.php
                     

Hawaiian Astronomical Society - Deep Sky Atlas and mythology - http://www.hawastsoc.org/deepsky/index.html
              
Kids Astronomy -
http://www.kidsastronomy.com/

Kids' Space - http://www.windows2universe.org/kids_space/kids_space.html

Constellations - http://www.windows2universe.org/the_universe/Constellations/constnavi.html

Myths about the Universe - http://www.windows2universe.org/mythology/mythology.html

Mars Exploration Program - http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov

Meteors - http://leonid.arc.nasa.gov/meteor.html
                  http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Meteors

Mission to Geospace from ISTP - http://www-istp.gsfc.nasa.gov/istp/outreach/        

Our Solar System - http://www.windows2universe.org/our_solar_system/solar_system.html

Planets of the Solar System - http://www.planetsofthesolarsystem.net/

SOHO Exploring the Sun - http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/
      SOHO for the Classroom - http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/explore/

Solar System Activities - Level 1 - http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/solar_system_level1/activity.html
Solar System Activities - Level 2 - http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/solar_system_level2/activity.html

Solar System in Pictures -
http://solar-system.net/

Solar System Simulator from Jet Propulsion Lab - http://space.jpl.nasa.gov/

Solar System Trading Cards and other activities - http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/trading/
                             
Solar System Tutor - read and answer the questions -
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/tutor/solarsystem/1/

Space Environment Center - space weather - http://www.sec.noaa.gov/info/    

Space Physics and Aeronomy - select Classroom Activities and Games on the left - http://www.windows2universe.org/sparc/
             
Space Weather Center from Space Science - http://www.spaceweathercenter.org/

Stargazers - http://stargazers.gsfc.nasa.gov/resources/resources.htm

Classroom Activities from University of Hawai'i Space Grant Consortium - http://www.spacegrant.hawaii.edu/class_acts/index.html

U.S. Naval Observatory - sunrise/sunset times plus moon phases and almanacs - http://www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/astronomical-applications
          Sunrise and sunset around the world - http://www.gaisma.com/en/

Resources from the Exploratorium - http://www.exploratorium.edu/observatory/

Views of the Solar System - http://www.solarviews.com/eng/homepage.htm 

Welcome to the Planets data - http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/planets

What's In the Sky This Week? - from Sky and Telescope - http://skyandtelescope.com/observing/

Windows to the Universe - weather, missions, poetry, myths, history, geology etc. - http://www.windows2universe.org/
                              
Zoom Astronomy - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/   


MoonThe Moon

Moon -  Keith's Moon Page with facts, phases, photos, and folklore - http://home.hiwaay.net/~krcool/Astro/moon/             
       Moon Names from various cultures - http://home.hiwaay.net/~krcool/Astro/moon/moonnames.htm
                     

Study from Hawaii with info on rocks - http://www.spacegrant.hawaii.edu/class_acts/MoonDoc.html

Great Moon Adventure - lots of activities and ideas
               
http://www.northern-stars.com/Great_Moon_Adventure.pdf

Lunar Eclipses - http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/lunar.html

   *******Moon Phases Project with Oreo Cookies
            
  http://visual.ly/moon-phases-explained-oreos
         http://analyzer.depaul.edu/paperplate/Oreo%20Moon%20Phases.htm

   *******Moon Finder Project with paper plates
           http://analyzer.depaul.edu/paperplate/Moon%20Finder.htm

About the moon - http://www.nineplanets.org/luna.html

Lunar Hands-On Activities - http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/lprp/content/teachers/gk-4/curriculum.html
     http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/resources/s_system/moon.shtml
     http://www.actesl.vcu.edu/pdf/science/TeachingDemoFair2011/stubbs/Moon%20Phases%20Susan%20Stubbs%20-%20Science-%20Teaching%20Demo%20Fair%202-24-11.pdf
     http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/lunar-cycle/


Moon Studies - The Earth's Moon - http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/moons_and_rings.html
        **
Worksheet for this site

Backyard Astronomy - http://www.backyard-astro.com/
                                     
http://www.space.com/16149-night-sky.html

Moon Phases animation from Harcourt Brace - http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/moon_phases/index.html      

Moonlight Madness - Quiz from StarChild - Moon facts, myths, photos - http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/solar_system_level2/moonlight.html

Moon Facts and Moon Myths - compare and contrast using the links given
            http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/planets/moonpage.html
        http://www.windows2universe.org/mythology/planets/Earth/moon.html

Moon Phases
             http://www.calvin.edu/~lmolnar/moon/
             http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/education/index.cfm?page=123
             http://www.astro.umd.edu/resources/introastro/phases.html
             http://www.windows2universe.org/the_universe/uts/moon2.html

             
http://www.noao.edu/education/phases/phases_demo.html
             http://www.stardate.org/nightsky/moon/

             http://aa.usno.navy.mil/faq/docs/moon_phases.php

        **Names for Full Moons - explanations from The Old Farmer's Almanac
           http://www.kathimitchell.com/moonames.html

        Telling Time By the Light of the Moon - from Discovery School
           http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/telling-time-by-the-light-of-the-moon.cfm

        Earth and Moon Viewer - see where the sun is shining right now
           http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/vplanet.html

         Lost on the Moon activity from NASA - what would you need?
           http://www.kathimitchell.com/lost.htm

         Astronomy Survey - questions about the moon and sun for kids and teachers
           http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/pup/
                 Lessons to accompany the survey above - http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/pup/class_acts.htm

          Spaceplace - Fun things for kids to do
                  http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/
 






      

Solar Studies from Stanford- lessons and games - http://solar-center.stanford.edu/activities.html
       
 

Virtual Tour of the Sun - http://climate.nasa.gov/interactives/sun
    http://solar.physics.montana.edu/ypop/Spotlight/Tour/
    http://www.michielb.nl/sun/home.htm

Fun in the Sun - http://hea-www.harvard.edu/scied/SUN/SunActivitiesIntro.html        

The Sun (Level 1) or The Sun (Level 2)
  http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/solar_system_level1/sun.html

  http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/solar_system_level2/solar_system.html

                  Star Child Scavenger Hunts for each level
                   http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/teachers/scavl1.html
                   http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/teachers/scavl2.html

The Sun - http://sunearthday.gsfc.nasa.gov/2007/educators/lp_68.php

Solar Activities from High Altitude Observatory
   http://www.hao.ucar.edu/education/education.php

     Surfing for Sunbeams Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory 
       http://www.lmsal.com/YPOP/Spotlight/Tour/index.html

Yohkoh Public Outreach Project
  http://www.lmsal.com/YPOP/


Sun lesson plan from Mensa - http://www.mensaforkids.org/lessons/SolarSystemSun/MFKLessons-Sun-all.pdf

Building A Simple Sundial
   http://www.globe.gov/documents/348614/353086/atla-sundial.pdf

  http://www-istp.gsfc.nasa.gov/stargaze/Sundial.htm
  http://www-istp.gsfc.nasa.gov/stargaze/Lsundial.htm
  http://er.jsc.nasa.gov/seh/sundialn.pdf

 
http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets/docs/Sundial_activity.pdf
 
http://www.squidoo.com/sundial
  http://www.sundials.co.uk/projects.htm
  http://www.sciencekidsathome.com/science_experiments/sundial-1.html
  http://www.skyandtelescope.com/letsgo/familyfun/Make_Your_Own_Sundial.html
 
http://www.lmsal.com/YPOP/Classroom/Lessons/Sundials/sundials.html

Solar Clock - http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/2008eclipse/materials/Solar_Clock.pdf
                       http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/sunclock.html

How Hot Is the Sun? http://www.solarviews.com/eng/sun.htm

Solar Flare Theory  http://hesperia.gsfc.nasa.gov/sftheory/  

Solar Eclipse Paths from 1991 to 2030  - http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/SEpath/SEpath.html

The Martian Sun-Times - weather on Mars today - comparing Mars and Earth
    http://www.ucls.uchicago.edu/students/projects/martiansuntimes/

Kids Astronomy from about.com - http://space.about.com/  

Hubble site - http://hubblesite.org/         

Auroras: Paintings in the Sky
   http://www.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio/auroras/index.html
     http://www.geo.mtu.edu/weather/aurora

Jet Propulsion Laboratory - http://www.jpl.nasa.gov
      Fun Sites for Kids - http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/kids/index.cfm
      Classroom Activities - http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/education/index.cfm?page=102
      Stars - http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/stars_galaxies/

How to Become an Astronaut
     http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/postsecondary/features/F_Astronaut_Requirements.html
      http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/outreach/jobsinfo/astronaut101.html
      http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/more.html
      http://www.ksc.nasa.gov/facts/faq12.html


         Stars and Galaxies - A Hypertext Course from Dr. McCray at the University of Colorado
          http://cosmos.colorado.edu/stem/courses/common/documents/hypertext.html

The Constellations and Their Stars -
   http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/constellations/    

The Birth of A Star
   http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/stars/lifecycle/starbirth.shtml
   http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/visualizations/es2807/es2807page01.cfm?chapter_no=visualization
   http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2010/05/06/breathtaking-images-of-star-birth-amid-the-cold-cosmic-dust/

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

    http://www.wsanford.com/~wsanford/exo/grade5.html

Stars, Constellations, and Galaxies
     http://www.kidscosmos.org/cosmos/cosmos_stars.php

Star Gazing from Harcourt Brace

    http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/stars/index.html

Star Date Online - from Texas - by month with resources and educational links
   http://stardate.org/   and  http://stardate.org/nightsky/


Star Count October 14-28, 2011 - Citizen observations
   http://windows2universe.org/citizen_science/starcount/


GLOBE at Night March 22- April 4, 2011 - Citizen observations
   http://www.globeatnight.org/

 Stars and Galaxies from Absolute Beginners
   http://naasbeginners.co.uk/abs_beg.htm

        Constellation Stuff - Lots of great info - thanks to Pierce who discovered this site
        http://www.dibonsmith.com/

        Galaxy Intro (Easy)
       http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/universe_level1/galaxies.html
        Galaxy Intro (Harder)
        http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/universe_level2/galaxies.html


          Galaxies  - http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/galaxies-galore/teacher/scientificbackground.html

         Classifying Galaxies - http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/segwayed/lessons/classifying_galaxies/galaxy.htm
                          http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/segwayEd/lessons/classifying_galaxies/student1.htm
                          http://astro.wku.edu/astr106/galaxy.html
                          http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/galaxies.php
                          http://www.glencoe.com/sec/science/earthscience/unit/chapter/geolabs.phtml?iid=31&iChapter=31&iUnitID=6&iUnitNumber=6
                          http://cass.ucsd.edu/public/tutorial/Galaxies.html

        Classifying Galaxies Quiz
        http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/hdf/act2home.htm

        Hubble's Classification of Galaxies
          http://btc.montana.edu/ceres/html/Galaxy/galhubble.html

        Stars and Constellations - http://stars.astro.illinois.edu/sow/sowlist.html

        Constellations - http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/constellations/
                    http://www.dibonsmith.com/constel.htm
                    http://stars.astro.illinois.edu/sow/const.html
                    http://windows2universe.org/the_universe/Constellations/constnavi.html
                    http://domeofthesky.com/clicks/constlist.html
                    http://www.kidsastronomy.com/astroskymap/constellation_hunt.htm (a shade noisy)
                    http://www.fcps.edu/DIS/OHSICS/planet/constell/constell.htm
                    http://www.seasky.org/constellations/constellations-intro.html


         More Astronomy

        Constellation Quizzes:
           * Astronomy from John Fix - Learning Constellations
         
http://www.mhhe.com/physsci/astronomy/arny_3e_update/constellation_quiz/index.htm 

         * Various quizzes about stars and constellations:
               http://www.funtrivia.com/dir/5968.html
               http://www.astro.umass.edu/~arny/constel/constel_quiz.html
               http://www.funbrain.com/constellation/index.html
               http://www.funtrivia.com/trivia-quiz/SciTech/Facts-About-Constellations-85944.html

        
Constellation quiz from North Carolina- 
            
http://www.henderson.k12.nc.us/AIG/Balfour Site/BALFOUR SITE 02/balfour_constellation_quiz.htm

         Constellations Activity - http://rip.physics.unk.edu/Astronomy/Constellations(k-2).html

Star Child
   http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Imagine the Universe from Goddard Space Flight Center
   http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov

Ask the Space Scientist
   http://image.gsfc.nasa.gov/poetry/ask/askmag.html

Astronomy Picture of the Day
   http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/lib/aptree.html

NASA for Kids - http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/home/index.html
   K-4 http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/index.html
   5-8 http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/index.html
   9-12 http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/9-12/index.html

Teachers' Guides to Explain the Seasons
   http://www.globe.gov/web/earth-systems/learning-activities
   http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/activity/the-reason-for-the-seasons/?ar_a=1
   http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/search/node/seasons
  
http://www.theteachersguide.com/SeasonsLessonPlans.htm  

Sky and Telescope Magazine - http://skyandtelescope.com/
Astronomy magazine - http://www.astronomy.com/

Earth and Sky science news - http://earthsky.org/science-wire
         Podcasts - http://www.earthsky.org/rss/

         Space - http://earthsky.org/space
         Videos - http://earthsky.org/tag/videos

Internet Field Trips from Houghton Mifflin
    http://www.eduplace.com/science/dw/5/ift/b/index.html

Solar System Lesson Plans
    http://www.edhelper.com/Solar_System_Lesson_Plans.htm
    http://darksky.org/resources/educators/
    
http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/exploring-the-solar-system/
     
Space Science
    http://science.nasa.gov/

Planetarium Activities from Brockton
  
http://www.brocktonpublicschools.com/schools/high/planetarium/activities/activities.html

Teachers' Center for Star Child - includes activities and lessons
   http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/teachers/teachers.html  

Teachers' Lounge from Astronomical Society of the Pacific
  
http://www.astrosociety.org/education/publications/tnl/tnl.html
    http://www.astrosociety.org/education/educational-resources/

Night Sky Notes from the Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State
     http://www2.pa.msu.edu/abrams/nightskynotes/index.php
     http://www.pa.msu.edu/abrams/

Sky Maps - http://www.skymaponline.net/
      Google - https://www.google.com/sky/
      Sky View Cafe - http://www.skyviewcafe.com/index.php
      CalSky - http://www.calsky.com/
      Satellite observation charts - http://www.heavens-above.com/
      Sky Maps - http://skymaps.com/
      Your Sky - create maps for any date, time , or location
               http://www.fourmilab.ch/yoursky/

Web Quests and Projects:

                CERES Project:
                    Sky Paths - http://btc.montana.edu/ceres/html/SkyPaths/orbits1.html
                 Learning Planet Sizes - http://btc.montana.edu/ceres/html/PlanetSizes/planetsizes.html
                    Birthday Moons - http://btc.montana.edu/ceres/html/Birthday/birthday1.htm
                 MoonQuest - Project Ceres -http://btc.montana.edu/ceres/html/Quem.html
                Moonquest - http://btc.montana.edu/ceres/html/MoonQuest/Quemoon1.html
                    Planet Paths - http://btc.montana.edu/ceres/html/58Orbits/58orbits.html
                    First Manned Mission to Mars - http://btc.montana.edu/ceres/html/MarsMission/Mission.htm
                    How Much Would You Weigh on Distant Planets?
                          http://btc.montana.edu/ceres/html/Weight/weight1.htm
                 Digital Images: From Satellite to the Internet
                          http://btc.montana.edu/ceres/html/Pixel/pixel1.html
                        Who Can Live Here: Life in Extreme Environments
                          http://btc.montana.edu/ceres/html/ExtremeEnvironment/Extreme.htm
                    Mars Quest - webquest
            
    http://btc.montana.edu/ceres/html/MarsQuest/Quemarsintro.html
                    Mars Web Quests
                        http://imaginemars.jpl.nasa.gov/webquest/index.html
                         http://www.glencoe.com/sec/science/webquest/content/marsrocks.shtml
                         http://www.marsquestonline.org/mer/
                         http://zunal.com/webquest.php?w=167692
                         http://nasa-astronomy.wikispaces.com/Mars+Rover+WebQuest

                 Planets web activity from San Diego
                http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/king/planets/

                Classifying the Planets Webquest - http://www.macomb.k12.mi.us/wq/pbs2ucs.htm

                Come to My Planet - http://www.webquestuk.org.uk/Solar%20System/astronomy.html

                Exploring the Solar System - http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/Lessons.cfm?DocID=165

             Lunar Lollipops (Moon Phases) - http://www.windows2universe.org/teacher_resources/lunar_edu.html

                Mission to Explore the Solar System
                 http://web.archive.org/web/20041011195519/http://www.ottumwa.k12.ia.us/lincoln/mission.2.htm

Moon Watching Activities -
http://www.monroe2boces.org/programs.cfm?sublevel=455&subsubpage=82&subpage=54&master=3

Our Sun-Sational Star
http://www.schoolnet.org.za/PILP/themes/trainer_offline/waw/waw_star/star.htm

Planetary Web Quest
http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/de/webquests/planetwq/webquest2.html

Searching for Just the Right Planet
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/solar_sy.htm

Sizing Up the Universe - size and distance
http://sciencenetlinks.com/tools/sizing-up-the-universe/

Solar System Webquest - http://teacherweb.com/FL/SandhillElementary/SolarSystemWebQuest/uh2.aspx

Solar System Models - http://www.monroe2boces.org/programs.cfm?sublevel=462&subsubpage=82&subpage=54&master=3

Space Colony Webquest - http://www.coollessons.org/spacecolony.htm

The Spectacular Solar System Webquest
http://www.milton.k12.vt.us/WebQuests/LChagnon/solar_system_webquest.htm

Sun and Moon lessons  from Oswego - Grade 2
    http://www.oswego.org/staff/sfox/sun&moon/

Travel in the Solar System - large numbers and distances
http://illuminations.nctm.org/index_d.aspx?id=281

 

 

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