Posted by admin | Posted in Analyze, Knowledge (remember), Middle/High School, Primary Elementary, Science, Secondary Elementary, Teacher Resources, Understand (describe, explain), video, Websites | Posted on 16-05-2011
Did your students get to see the shuttle launch this morning? What a great way to start a Monday! Seeing a launch never gets old for me, there is always a sense of wonder and anticipation during count down and launch. To celebrate the launch of Endeavour, I thought I would share some of my favorite space websites. In no particular order:
1. We Choose the Moon- An interactive that drops students right into history where they get to witness, and take part in, the Apollo 11 launch and mission.
2. NASA Clickable Spacesuit- An interactive for students to learn about the parts of a spacesuit.
3. Planet Quest: Alien Safari- An interactive exploration adventure that encourages students to find bizarre and extreme organisms that live on Earth.
4. Eyes on Earth 3D- Lets students track missions as they are happening with the satellites that are collecting information about Earth from space.
5. Moon Zoo- Gives students the chance to study the lunar surface while contributing to real science.
6. NASA @ Home and City- Students explore 3D environments where they discover common household and city items that have roots in space exploration.
7. Solar System Scope- A 3D real-time look at celestial positions with planets and constellations in the night sky.
8. NASA’s 50th Anniversary Flash Feature- Best. Website. Ever. An incredible interactive timeline that highlights each decade in the United States space program from 1950 to 2000.
9. European Space Agency- Kid-friendly information about the universe, life in space, lift off, useful space, earth, and more.
10. NASA’s Be a Martian- Students virtually explore and learn about the human-robotic partnership that makes virtual exploration of Mars possible.
11. NASA Space Place- Fun online games, animations, projects, and fun facts about Earth, space and technology.
12. NASA Interactive Timeline- A multimedia timeline that begins in 500BC and follows the search for extrasolar planets to modern discoveries.
13. Moon in Google Earth- Take tours of landing sites narrated by Apollo astronauts, view 3D models of landed spacecraft, zoom into 360* photos of astronaut footprints and watch rate footage of the Apollo missions.
14. NASA Images- Find amazing images of the universe, solar system, earth, aeronautics and astronauts.
15. Google Sky- Students get up close and personal with the solar system, constellations, the Hubble Telescope, backyard astronomy, Chandra X-ray Showcase, GALEX Ultraviolet Showcase and the Spitzer infrared Showcase.
16. Buzz Lightyear in Orbit- Teaches students about the next space mission with Atlantis.
17. Station Spacewalk Game- Play the role of an astronaut and repair the ISS.
18. NASA 101- Learn about what NASA does.
19. NASA Anatomy: How Space Technology Improves Human Health- Students learn about how NASA impacts daily life and health.
20. Apollo 11 Launch- Step into the moonshoes of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong while discovering the lunar landing.
21. Spooky Space Sounds- Listen to real sounds from space.
22. Hubble Celebrates 20 years- View imagery from the Hubble Telescope and learn about history of the Hubble.
23. Galaxy Zoo- Explore the universe and really help scientists.
24. Climate Time Machine- Take an interactive tour through Earth’s climate history.
25. NASA Edge- Students look behind the scenes at NASA with entertaining and informative videos.
26. NASA 360*- Learn about NASA’s past, present and future and how NASA has improved life on earth with these videos.
27. NASA e-clips- Learn about innovative applications of science, technology, , engineering and math through short NASA videos.
28. TEDx NASA- Inspiring talks from TEDx NASA.
29. NASA @ Twitter- Students can follow NASA on Twitter to get up-to-date information on space exploration and discovery.
30. Your Age on Other Worlds- Students can find out how old they would be on other planets.
31. iWas Wondering Astro Game- A scavenger hunt in outer space.
32. Study Jams Solar System- Students view a video and slide show about the solar system.
33. Pipo Club- Travel through the Universe with Pipo.