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National Aeronautics and Space Administration: 91 Resources

21st Century Explorer answers questions that include: Why do we want to travel to Mars? How would your body change in space? Where would a space explorer find water and oxygen? How can we travel faster in...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
3... 2... 1... Liftoff! Educator Guide introduces children to the International Space Station (ISS), the most complex international scientific endeavor in history. Activities focus on the purpose and construction of the...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Aerospace features NASA employees doing aerodynamic design research. Watch and listen as engineers, technicians, mechanics, and designers work to make planes safer, more efficient, quieter, and...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Amazing Space consists of web-based educational presentations for young children about space, which were developed at the Space Telescope Science Institute. Teachers teamed up with scientists and...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Ask an Astronomer for Kids provides answers and photos for 200 common questions about astronomy and objects in space. Topics include planets, stars, the solar system, comets, asteroids, galaxies, and the night...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Astro-Venture provides interactive tutorials on biology, geology, astronomy, and atmospheric sciences. Biology topics include ecosystems, energy, producers and consumers, and the cycle of matter...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Astronomy Picture of the Day shows daily (back to June 16 1995) a different image or photograph of the universe along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Calculator-Controlled Robots is a guide book for using calculator-controlled robots with students in Grades 6-9 over the course of one semester. Missions are built sequentially on the knowledge of previous...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Center for Educational Resources (CERES) Project, The is an extensive library of on-line and interactive K-12 science education materials for teaching astronomy. The site contains both classroom science projects and reference materials...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Central Operations of Resources for Educators (CORE) describes more than 200 aeronautics and space programs chronicling NASA's state-of-the-art research and technology efforts. These videocassette, slide, and CD-ROM programs can serve as...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Chandra X-ray Observatory features news and information about NASA's newest space telescope. As the world's most powerful X-ray observatory, Chandra joins the Hubble Space Telescope and NASA's other...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Ciencia@NASA ofrece las últimas noticias de la ciencia. La "clase de jueves" proporciona nuevos planes y actividades de la lección basados en una historia actual del título y conecta...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Classifying Galaxies is a lesson plan on the Hubble system of classifying galaxies. Students learn what a galaxy is, how the galaxy classification system of Edwin Hubble assigns galaxies to different...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Cleaning Water is a lesson in which students (Grades 3-5) create and test a system to filter "gray" water. Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) recycle their water, including moisture...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Cool Cosmos invites students to learn about infrared light and step into the world of infrared astronomy. Teachers and students may discover light outside the visible spectrum with these...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Cosmic and Heliospheric Learning Center explores the universe through interactive activities and learning resources such as the question and answer service, "Ask a Physicist." Students can also learn astrophysics basics, or...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Cosmology 101 is a primer on scientific efforts to understand the origin, evolution, and fate of the universe. Among the questions it explores: What types of matter and energy fill the universe...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Earth Explorers Series profiles an atmospheric scientist who flies through hurricanes, an engineer who operates a spectro-radiometer (an instrument on a satellite), an ocean scientist, high school students...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Earth from Space presents selected photos of features and processes of the earth, including cities, as seen by astronauts from space. Photos are from the NASA Space Shuttle Earth Observations...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Earth System Science Education Alliance offers three earth science courses for teachers. The courses are delivered over the Internet for teachers of grades K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. A master teacher mentors 20-24 teachers; an...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Earth's Magnetic Field is the focus of the POETRY website, which explores solar storms and how they affect us, space weather, and the Northern Lights. A 64-page workbook of hands-on activities examines...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Engineering Design Challenges presents challenges faced by NASA engineers who are developing the next generation of aerospace vehicles. The challenges: thermal protection systems, spacecraft structures...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Engineering Design Challenges: Thermal Protection Systems Educator Guide helps students (Grades 6-9) learn how NASA engineers design thermal protection systems -- the systems that protect spacecraft from the heat of atmospheric friction (during launch and...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Engineering Design for Human Exploration: Energy and Power helps students learn a 12-step engineering design process as they solve problems associated with traveling to and living on the moon...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Exploring Magnetism is a series of lessons on solar wind, solar flares, space weather, electromagnetism, and earth's magnetism. Map magnetic fields in your environment. Experiment with compass needles...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Exploring the Environment features 25 online modules that put students in problem-based learning scenarios. In one module, students predict the impact of increased carbon dioxide on the wheat yield in Kansas...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Exploring the Extreme provides lessons on key concepts in the design and flight of F-15 fighter planes. Lessons (K-8) focus on center of gravity; its relationship to thrust vectoring, pitch, and yaw; how...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Exploring the Moon is a teacher's guide for learning about lunar geology and regolith (loose material on the moon's surface), distance to the moon, Apollo landing sites, and life support systems...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
FoilSim: Basic Aerodynamics Software is an interactive simulation software that determines the airflow around various shapes of airfoils...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
For Kids Only: Earth Science Enterprise helps students learn about aerosols, ozone, air pressure, tropical rainfall and hurricanes, plate tectonics, earth science careers, and more...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
From Stargazers to Starships is a self-contained book-on-the-web course on basic astronomy, Newtonian mechanics, the sun (and associated physics), and spaceflight and spacecraft...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Glenn Learning Technologies Project offers resources such as online instructional materials tied to NASA missions, movies, aeronautics projects, and the Remote Sensing Public Access Center, which makes space...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Gravity Probe B is a "relativity gyroscope" experiment designed to test two unverified predictions of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity (1916): that the presence of a mass in space, such...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Imagine the Universe includes lesson plans on wavelengths and frequencies, sizes of stars, gamma-ray bursts, the binary number system, the probability of life elsewhere in the universe, constructing and...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Infrared Astronomy Tutorial examines infrared light, how it was discovered, infrared astronomy, atmospheric windows, and more. An infrared astronomy timeline is included, along with links to news and...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Investigating the Climate System: Clouds casts students as interns in a state climatology office. Their assignment: to investigate how clouds form, how they're classified, and their role in heating and cooling the earth...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Investigating the Climate System: Energy offers problem-based lessons that focus on questions: Does ground surface influence temperature? How important is water evaporation to the cooling of a surface? If my town grows...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Investigating the Climate System: Precipitation is a 23-page educator's guide organized around three questions: How are rainfall rates measured? How is the intensity and distribution of rainfall determined? How can you study rain...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Investigating the Climate System: Weather helps students learn how to find, interpret, and describe weather data. Students learn also about drought, flooding, wind and dust storms, hurricanes, and lightning, as well as the...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
ISS EarthKAM offers thousands of images of Earth and guides for using them to support instruction in Earth science, space science, geography, social studies, math, and other subjects. Images can...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Education provides lesson plans on comets, contour mapping, convection, craters, counting, eclipses, the inverse square law, life in the universe, micrometeorites, moon phases, robotic...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Learning to Fly: The Wright Brothers' Adventure sends students undercover to Dayton and Kitty Hawk to report secretly on the activities of two brothers who are making a big glider in their bicycle shop. Students prepare by...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
LeRC K-12 Wind Tunnel Homepage offers information about wind tunnels. Learn how to build a wind tunnel, read about wind tunnel history, download flow-simulation software, view experiments for grades 8-12, and link...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Lunar Plant Growth Chamber invites students to design chambers for growing plants on the moon. (Plants may be used to supplement meals of astronauts during space exploration.) Teacher guides include lessons on...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Magnetic Field Activities for the High School Classroom helps students understand the vector nature of fields, the ubiquity of fields in the environment, and the 3-dimensionality of fields. Activities include mapping the magnetic field of...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Mars Exploration features four learning modules for students in grades 4-12. Topics include investigating Mars and its landforms, how sediment and drainage patterns provide clues to Mars' geologic...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Mars Exploration Rover Mission provides images and updates on the two Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, which landed on Mars in 2004. Videos and text depict the challenges of getting to Mars: testing the rovers...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Mars Polar Lander offers news, photos, and timetables for the twin spacecraft program. One spacecraft, launched December 11, 1998 will orbit the planet and observe the global distribution and time...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
MarsQuest Online invites students to launch a spacecraft to Mars, pilot a "flyover," explore the Red Planet's canyons and volcanoes, drive a Mars Rover, and see the latest photos...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Multiwavelength Astronomy presents images of our own galaxy and sun, other galaxies and stars, and other heavenly bodies as viewed from different portions (or frequencies) of the electromagnetic spectrum...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
NASA Brain Bites offers a menu of 60-second videos on 8 questions, including: What time is it in space? How do you go to the bathroom in space? How long would a round trip to Mars take? How do you...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
NASA Connect is a series designed to help students in Grades 5-8 see connections between math, science, and technology concepts taught in the classroom and those used every day by NASA researchers...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
NASA Earth Observatory provides new satellite imagery and scientific information about Earth's climate and environmental change. It features stories about the atmosphere, oceans, land, life, heat and...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
NASA Education Rocketry is a website devoted to learning about rockets. There's a beginner's guide to rockets, a pictorial history of rockets, an index of rocket topics (including math and science...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
NASA Educator Guides offer lessons and activities for learning about aeronautics, clouds, energy, the electromagnetic spectrum, the International Space Station, Mars, microgravity, the moon and the Apollo...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
NASA Images provides photos and video related to space exploration, aeronautics, and astronomy. Topics include the universe, solar system, earth, and astronauts. A space flight interactive...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
NASA Kids' Club features interactive games (for Grades K-4) on the solar system, rockets, addition, "guess what number I'm thinking of," and NASA spinoffs (everyday items developed from NASA...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
NASA Oceanography provides online field trips, information about ocean phenomena (such as phytoplankton, carbon, and reefs), remote sensing tools for monitoring ocean changes, and more. This website is...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
NASA Quest is dedicated to bringing space science and NASA people to the classroom. Students learn about NASA's space and aerospace teams, the solar system, and the physical processes of...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
NASA Science looks at NASA's past, present, and future missions. It includes interactive tables and searches for earth, heliophysics, planetary, and astrophysics missions; information about dark...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
NASA's Education Program tells about NASA's science programs and education agenda. Educators can browse the Guide to NASA's Education Programs, access information on NASA's materials and services, and contact...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Ocean Surface Topography from Space-Education offers activities for learning about oceans, oceanography, earth science, and related topics. This is the education website of a partnership between the U.S. and France to monitor...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Path of Totality: Measuring Angular Size and Distance examines the natural phenomena that create a total eclipse. NASA scientists and engineers introduce a satellite used to make artificial eclipses in order to learn about the sun's...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Planetary Photojournal is a photo album of the universe. See images of the planets. Look through the Hubble telescope at nebulae far beyond our galaxy. Watch a video of the Mars rovers or catch up on news...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Practical Uses of Math and Science offers more than 60 one-page examples of how science and math can be used in interesting settings and everyday life. Topics include clouds (why they float), social security benefits...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Radio JOVE: Planetary Radio Astronomy for Schools helps students and amateur scientists observe and analyze natural radio emissions of Jupiter and the Sun. Through the study of their magnetic fields and their plasma (charged...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Science of Spectroscopy features a wiki-based effort to tell the story of spectroscopy -- the use of light to study matter. Find answers to questions about the basic theory of light, energy, and the...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Science@NASA features the latest news in science. Recent topics include skiing on the moon, lightning in hurricanes, something strange about moon shadows, the growing brightness of Venus, moon...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
SeaWiFS Project (Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor) provides data on global ocean bio-optical properties for the Earth science community. Resources for teachers include a tutorial on ocean color and slides suggesting how SeaWiFS data...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
SEGway is a gateway to astronomy and space science resources. Find lessons on auroras, comets, satellites, satellite images of earth, properties of light, Venus, weather on Mars, solar...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
SOHO: The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory features an uninterrupted view of the sun. Learn about some of the sun's most perplexing riddles: the origin of the solar wind, the sun's extensive outer atmosphere, and the stream of...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Solar Eclipse explains what to look for during a solar eclipse, how to create a pinhole projector (for safely viewing an eclipse), why eclipses happen, a world map of future eclipses, and archives...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Solar System examines the solar system and NASA explorations in it. Learn about how the solar system formed, what we know about Mars, and the likelihood of earth colliding with an asteroid or...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Solar System Exploration features lesson plans on electro-magnetism, energy, exploration, gravity, pioneers, landforms, life, light, math ratios, matter, measurement, modeling, origin, planet surfaces, rocks...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Space Day (the first Thursday in May) is being celebrated at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center with a webcast in which astronauts and spaceflight experts talk with students about training for...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Space Food and Nutrition Educator Guide looks at the history of preparing and packaging foods that taste good, provide necessary nutrients, and travel well in space. The guide includes math and science activities in which...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Space Science Education Resource Directory helps find NASA space science resources for learning. Hundreds of resources can be sorted by science type (earth, physical, or space), or by grade range. Topics include algebra...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
StarChild: A Learning Center for Young Astronomers helps elementary school students learn about the sun and moon, planets, the asteroid belt, meteoroids and comets, astronauts and space suits, space travel and space probes, the Hubble...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Stories from Space tells brief stories about the planets, tools used for exploring space, and "what's in space." Photos of planets, stars, telescopes, and space craft are included...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Suited for Spacewalking Educator Guide examines the technology behind space suits. Students learn about the environment of space, the history of spacewalking, NASA's current space suit, future space suits, and work that...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Sun-Earth Day is a series of programs that culminates with a celebration of the spring equinox. "Eclipse: In a Different Light," this year's theme, shows how eclipses have inspired people to study...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
The Exploration of the Earth's Magnetosphere looks at the hot (but usually rarefied) gases which fill most of space, which are ruled by magnetic and electric forces rather than by gravity. The site discusses such phenomena as the...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
The NASA Science Files™ is a series of free instructional programs consisting of a broadcast, print, and online elements. Emphasizing standards-based instruction, and Problem-Based Learning, the series...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
The Space Place is a place where kids can learn how to make balloon-powered nano-rovers and pop rockets, discover what it's like to be a space engineer, and conduct experiments to identify the best...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Tides of Change Video Series examines oceans and how they affect earth’s climate. Videos focus on six topics: the water cycle, carbon cycle, sea level changes, ocean salinity, remote sensing, and phytoplankton...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Tonight's Sky is a monthly stargazing guide providing information about constellations, deep sky objects, planets, and events...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Universe explores questions that include: How do galaxies and stars form? What powered the Big Bang? What is dark energy and how is it pulling the universe apart? Is the universe expanding...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Visible Earth is a searchable directory of images, visualizations, and animations of Earth. Topics include soils, clouds, storms, hurricanes, droughts, precipitation, vegetation, oceans, sea ice...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Volcano World is a source for information about volcanoes. This site offers links organized by region, country/area, volcano name, and descriptions...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Windows to the Universe explores the Earth, planets of our solar system, and the universe. It includes images, animations, and data sets, and information about books, movies, scientists, and myths...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Women@NASA features women at NASA discussing and showing what they do. See video interviews with a robotics flight controller, aeronautics engineer, pyrotechnics specialist, spacesuit team...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
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