NASA Links for Teachers!
The pictures are the links...
Discover the Universe guides for each month of the year!
Each one has activities and a map of the sky!
Each image is a link to the guides!
NASA Home Page
This is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's main portal to all that NASA does. All NASA materials that are posted on these sites are free for use by teachers.
NASA Kids Site!
Here is where you will find content for kids. From what is happening in space right now to fun activities for all grade levels, this site is NASA's portal for you to connect space science with your students!
NASA Science Page
This is NASA's main science portal. All of NASA's primary science missions can be accessed here.
NASA Eclipse Page
We discuss the phases of the Moon a great deal and one of the other consequences of the Moon's revolution about the Earth is eclipses. This site has useful information about both types of eclipses (Lunar and Solar).
Wikipedia of NASA Space Missions
Here is the Wikipedia site that covers NASA's space missions (both manned and unmanned). Here you will find the history of space flight and the story of our exploration of our entire solar system and beyond. A great site for information for papers relating to the history of this great human endeavor...
The Hubble Space Telescope Site
This is the main portal for the Hubble Space Telescope Institute. Here you can find every fact about the science performed by this incredibly successful mission as well as access to all the amazing imagery this telescope has recorded over the course of its life time in orbit about the Earth.
The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)
The SOHO mission literally allowed us to peer into the inner workings of our star, the Sun. On this site, you will find information about the sun as well as current up to the hour videos of solar activity including magnetic storms, Sun spots, and Coronal Mass Ejection events that might affect the Earth.
Astronomy and Science
Resources for Teachers:
Time And Date Website
Star Date Find out what is in the sky this week!
This site is maintained by the McDonald Observatory and is a rich source of information on what is happening in the sky now.
Astronomy Picture of the Day
The APOD site features different pictures from around the Universe every day. The images come from the various space observatories (Spitzer, Hubble, SOHO, and others); and, many come from observatories around the World and even from amateur photographers!
The United States Naval Observatory
The USNO is the main source for all astronomical data in the World. On this site, you can access all of the basic astronomical information you might need.
The USNO Astronomy Applications Page
Here the USNO has a number of free computer applications or you to use...
A Constellations Page
This is a page that has a great deal of information about the constellations, their mythology and history. You can also locate pictures and star maps to find these pictures and their stars in the real sky. It is published by the Washburn Observatory Near Madison, Wisconsin.
The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility
The ARM facility is a research consortium within the U.S. Department of Energy that examines the Earth's atmosphere as well as the effects of global climate change around our planet.
The ARM Educator Resource Page
Here is where you can find teacher lesson plans and other tools for teaching atmospheric science!
Space News Sites:
Space.com has a great wealth of information on what is happening is the realm of space science.
Astronomy Now Online!
This site also features current news about what is happening in space science and exploration. The is a commercial site with other links to vendors that sell telescopes and other astronomical equipment.
Spaceflight Now Online!
Like the Astronomy Now Online site, this site is dedicated to current events regarding spaceflight.
Discover Magazine's Bad Astronomy Page
Here, legendary astronomer and science aficionado, Phil Plait eliminates common misconceptions in various science topics.
Student Activities Sites:
ARM Study Hall!
The ARM facility is a research group within the U.S. Dept. of Energy that examines the Earth's atmosphere as well as the effects of global climate change around our planet. This website give access to fun student activities for studying atmospheric science.
Here you will find and activity to build a scale model of the Solar System!