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Teach Space Science

"The Space Science Education Resource Directory is a convenient way to find NASA space science products for use in classrooms, science museums, planetariums, and other settings."

This is a search starting point for all NASA publications on-line. If you are looking for a quick, efficient way to find NASA material, this is the place.

Here are some web pages to get you started with lessons using the internet.
These pages were selected based on ease of use and content.

The Center for Science Education

Interactive Space Science lessons: Comets, Light, Spectra.. Lesson building information and help for teachers. Included, also, is a very helpful page to create a "forum" discussion group for your class.

This NASA site contains lessons on the Solar System, Space, Universe, and a Glossary with two learning levels. Intended for ages up to 14. The information is presented in two selectable levels allowing students of different age or interest to access two levels of presentation. There is an obvious difference in the two levels in vocabulary and the way that the information is presented. A question is posed at each page and each page has a "printable" version. You could printout your own book version of this site, but it would take quite awhile to manage the entire site. For 14 and up see Imagine the Universe.
Imagine the Universe and Starchild are available on CD free to educators.

NASA's Observatorium

"NASA's Observatorium is a public access site for Earth and space data. We have pictures of the Earth, planets, stars, and other cool stuff, as well as the stories behind those images."

This site includes teachers guides on how to use the site in the classroom. "A teacher's guide has been developed to accompany each article in the Observatorium. These guides are very basic, providing teachers with a start in the right direction. We encourage educators to print the guides and use them in the classroom or at home. Happy teaching!"


"NASA's KSNN? is a standards-based program that uses the Web, animation, and video to introduce science, technology, engineering, math, and NASA concepts. NASA's KSNN? uses animated characters (grades K-2) and web and video technology
(grades 3-5)
to explain everyday phenomena of our world, correct misconceptions, and answer frequently asked questions."

A place for kids, but teacher support also.

Science Education GateWay

"The Science Education Gateway (formerly SII) is a collaborative NASA project which brings together the expertise of NASA scientists, science museums, and K-12 educators to produce NASA science-based Earth and space science curricula for classroom and public use via the World Wide Web. SEGway materials are produced by teachers in locally-grown collaborations with program staff at nearby partnering science museums. The partnerships support teacher-developers in achieving the goals of teaching Earth and space science online, and provide them with the training technical support needed for their curriculum projects. "

A lot of help here in designing your web based curriculum.


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