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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)
Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either...  (National Science Foundation)
Astrophysics Science Project: Integrating Research and Education (ASPIRE) offers lessons for learning about the atmosphere, force, gas particles, cosmic rays, kinetic energy, lunar phases, machines, momentum, the night sky, refraction demos (prisms and...  (National Science Foundation)
Astronomycenter.org is a collection of Astronomy 101 reviewed digital resources for teachers and students. Topics include asteroids and comets, astrobiology, big bang theory, black holes and pulsars...  (National Science Foundation)
The Physics Front provides selected resources for teachers of high school physics. Hundreds of lessons, labs, and activities can be found in four categories: conceptual physics, algebra-based physics...  (National Science Foundation)
Physical Sciences Resource Center offers hundreds of annotated lessons, simulations, and resources for teaching topics in the physical sciences, including astronomy, classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism...  (National Science Foundation)
Earth and Space Science provides activities, animations, and lessons on the structure, processes, and history of earth, as well as the solar system, and astronomy. Topics include earthquakes, faults...  (Exploratorium, supported by National Science Foundation)
Astronomy and Space at Science360 features 20+ videos on black holes, dark matter, evolution, neutrinos, sun spots, and space food. Learn about a new planet entering the Milky Way, boiling in zero gravity, simulating...  (National Science Foundation)
Physics to Go is a collection of reviewed resources for teaching and learning about astronomy, electricity and magnetism, fluids, light, modern physics, motion and energy, quantum physics, and waves...  (American Physical Society, supported by National Science Foundation)
National Science Digital Library provides access to resources in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and research. From video clips teaching cell division to simulations demonstrating plate...  (National Science Foundation)
Origins lets us look over the shoulders of scientists and glimpse the often-unseen moments of investigation. Take "virtual field trips" to eight observatories -- Arecibo, where...  (National Science Foundation)
Hubble, a View to the Edge of Space looks at the people, tools, ideas, and places of the Hubble Space Telescope. See how scientists on earth talk to the telescope in space. Dissect Hubble's images and see what they...  (National Science Foundation)
Space Weather Research Explorer looks at how the sun creates a changing set of conditions in space. Learn about coronal holes, solar flares, coronal mass ejections, solar wind, magnetosphere, and auroras. See...  (Exploratorium, supported by Multiple Agencies)
NSTA: Teaching Objects provides web-based science learning activities for teachers. Activities include simulations, questions, and students' common misconceptions (with practical ideas for addressing them)...  (Multiple Agencies)
Earth in the Universe provides lessons, video clips, and interactive resources for learning about the origin and evolution of the universe, the composition of the universe, earth in the solar system, the...  (Teachers' Domain, supported by Multiple Agencies)
Computational Science Education Reference Desk provides hundreds of visualizations, tutorials, and other resources for learning about computational science and astronomy, chemistry, geography, engineering, and space. Students can...  (Multiple Agencies)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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...  (Center for Science Education, supported by 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)
Tonight's Sky is a monthly stargazing guide providing information about constellations, deep sky objects, planets, and events...  (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)
Astronomy and Space looks at research into fundamental questions: Where did everything come from? What is the universe made of, and how does it work? What is our place in the cosmos? Are we alone...  (National Science Foundation)
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)
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)
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...  (Exploratorium, supported by 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 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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...  (Center for Science Education, supported by National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Alien Earths explores the formation of stars and planets and the quest for a habitable planet. Create a virtual a community of microorganisms. Try to build the perfect solar system. See how...  (Space Science Institute, supported by Multiple Agencies)
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center is a remotely sensed data management, systems development, and research field center for the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Climate and Land Use Change Mission Area. EROS stores...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Brighten Up the Classroom provides papers on the aurora and ionosphere, scales for measuring space weather, and a textbook for high school teachers and advanced students -- "Solar Physics and Terrestrial...  (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Mars Exploration Rovers tells the story of Spirit and Opportunity, two rovers that are investigating the hills and craters of Mars. See an animation of Spirit's journey from launch pad to Mars. Learn about...  (NewsHour, supported by National Science Foundation)
Astronomy & Space Classroom Resources provides lessons and web resources from the National Science Digital Library. Learn about amateur telescope making, black holes, UFOs, astronomy research, myths and misconceptions...  (National Science Foundation)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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...  (Montana State University, supported by National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Hands-On Universe is an educational program that enables students to investigate the universe while applying tools and concepts from science, math, and technology. Using the Internet, HOU participants...  (National Science Foundation)
Eyes on the Sky and Feet on the Ground provides hundreds of hands-on astronomy explorations for Grades 2-6. Topics include earth's rotation and orbit, earth's tilt, shadows, seasons, time zones, the moon, calendars, maps...  (Harvard, supported by Smithsonian Institution)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
The Space Weather Center explores the solar cycle, solar wind, Earth's magnetic field, the ionosphere, auroras, states of matter, plasma (which makes up 99% of visible matter in the universe), and other...  (Multiple Agencies)

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