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View Resource ExInEd: Explorations in Education: Special Studies Office

This Space Telescope Science Institute (Hubble Space Telescope) resource is a powerful educational tool that offers stunning content. The site is browser and graphic intensive. Explorations in Education provides electronic picture books featuring captioned images from HST. The picture books are available to be read in Mac, Windows, or screenshot versions. This site features a stand-alone...

http://www.stsci.edu/exined/
View Resource Size and Scale

Another good lesson plan from DiscoverySchool.com, the Size and Scale Web site gives teachers a well conceived and thorough activity on the physics of size and scale. Objectives of the lesson include: understanding the relative sizes of bodies in our solar system and the problem of making a scale model of the entire solar system (because the distances in space are so great that even a very small...

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans...
View Resource Lesson Plans and Activities for Teachers and Parents

StarDate.org is the public education and outreach department of the University of Texas McDonald Observatory, which offers astronomy resources for teaches on their Classroom Activities site. The various projects are categorized by age and grade level including k-4, 5-8, and 9-12. Each provides a teachers guide, materials needed, a description of the process, any needed links (such as the StarDate...

https://stardate.org/teachers
View Resource Amazing Space

This Space Telescope Science Institute (Hubble Space Telescope) resource is a powerful educational tool that offers stunning content. The site is browser and graphic intensive. Amazing Space contains K-12 educational activities about the planets, stars, universe, and the history of telescopes; it proves to be less graphic intensive.

http://amazingspace.org/
View Resource From Stargazers to Starships

The International Solar-Terrestrial Physics Science Initiative (ISTP), a collaborative effort by NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) of Japan, has recently created this new resource for use in physics and astronomy courses or by other interested users. A sister site to its popular Exploration of the Earth's Magnetosphere site...

https://www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov/stargaze/Sintro.htm
View Resource Illinois State University Planetarium

At this website, visitors can discover the Illinois State University (ISU) Planetarium, which was created to provide a popular form of enriching entertainment, facilitate university-community relation, and recruit potential students. For astronomers, the website features a useful celestial events calendar updated at the end of each month. Educators can learn about the many programs ISU Planetarium...

http://www2.phy.ilstu.edu/~trw/planet.html
View Resource TeacherLink: NASA Instructional Units and Lesson Plans

Created by the TeacherLink initiative at the Utah State University College of Education, this site provides direct access to NASA instructional units and lesson plans. Visitors will note that there are over 40 different resources here, listed alphabetically. The resources are designed for students from kindergarten to college, and they include titles such as "Amusement Park Physics with a NASA...

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http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlnasa/units/index.html
View Resource NASA Wavelength Digital Library

The NASA Wavelength website serves as a "pathway into a digital collection of Earth and space science resources for educators of all levels." These resources have been developed through funding from the NASA Science Mission Directorate and aim to answer some important questions like, "How do planets and life originate?" and "Are we alone?" From the homepage, visitors can use the Browse our...

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http://nasawavelength.org/