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2001: Destination Space
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - The Tech Museum of Innovation provides a comparison of the science and technology of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey made in 1968 with the real world technology of 2001. Includes artwork and sound clips. [Requires RealPlayer and Flash plug ins]
The Adventures of Amelia the Pigeon
[ Kids ] - The animated adventure teaches children how NASA scientists use satellite imagery to better understand Earth's environmental changes.
[ Kids/Teens ] - Students in grades 5-8 role-play NASA occupations, as they search for and build a planet with the necessary characteristics for human habitation.
The Astrogirl Homepage
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Devoted to amateur astronomy. Find information on planets, current sky events, astrophotography, and beginner's tips.
Astronomical Information Center
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Get some answers to the most asked questions about the phenomena of the sun and moon, time, as well as calendars and historical events information.
Astronomy and Space for Kids
[ Kids/Teens ] - Stars, planets, black holes, Junior Astronomers Club.
Astronomy for Kids
[ Kids ] - Basic introduction to astronomy for kids K-6 grade.
Astronomy in Questions and Answers
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - A comprehensive collection of simple facts about the planets, the solar system, meteors, stars, galaxies, and astronomers.
Astronomy Jokes and Space Explorers
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - A collection of K-12 space and astronomy jokes with astronomy factoids, quizzes, quotes, links and pictures interspersed throughout the site describing history of astronomy and space exploration.
Catching the Light
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Features galleries of astronomical photographs, astrophotography techniques and stories, observations and humor.
Constellation Stories and A Deepsky Atlas
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Provides a listing of the constellations, maps, and the myths associated with them.
[ Kids/Teens ] - Offers lessons and activities using infrared light. Also, includes has online tutorials, games and graphic galleries related to this topic.
[ Kids/Teens ] - Learn all about the Hubble Space Telescope.
DLTK's Space Crafts for Kids
[ Kids ] - Space crafts suitable for preschool, kindergarten and grade school kids.
Earth and Sky
[ Kids/Teens ] - International science radio program. Includes a nightly star chart, sky watching tips, podcast, and audio and written articles about a variety of scientific topics.
[ Kids/Teens ] - Information on the planet Earth, the universe, and space travel. Games, quizzes, and photos.
European Space Agency (ESA)
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Resource for European space science. Updated information on launches, spacecraft in orbit, and events.
The Exploration of the Earth's Magnetosphere
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Looks at the hot gases which fill most of space which are ruled by magnetic and electric forces rather than by gravity. The polar aurora, the radiation belts, the solar wind, magnetic storms, "space weather", cosmic radiation--this is the site which tells you all about them.
From Stargazers to Starships
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - The motion of Earth in space, Newtonian mechanics, spaceflight and spacecraft, and a math refresher, on a high school level. This site deals with the world of gravity--of massive planets and stars, and the way spaceflight is achieved despite their strong pull.
Gene Smith's Brief History of Astronomy
[ Mature Teens ] - Covers the development of this ancient science from days of Stonehenge (3100 BC) to the discovery of Pulsars (1968 AD).
Guide to Arctic Sunrise and Sunset
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Tables of daily sunrise and sunset times in the Arctic. Learn about the Land of the Midnight Sun, Solstices, and Equinoxes.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - The Old Farmer's Almanac offers the dates and locations of solar and lunar eclipses for the year, as well as the full Moon names and dates for nine years. Check it out here, then go outside and look up.
Henrietta Leavitt Flat Screen Space Theater
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - The site is authored by Carolyn Collins Petersen, an accomplished astronomy writer and part-time Hubble researcher. Carolyn takes viewers to "The Planetarium Show That Never Ends," where various heavenly bodies are displayed and described in non-scientific but informative and inspiring ways.
Imagine The Universe!
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - A glimpse into the mysteries of our universe: what we know about it, how its evolving, and the types of objects in it.
The International Astronomical Union (IAU)
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Founded in 1919 to promote and safeguard the science of astronomy. The organization is also the internationally recognized authority for classifying celestial bodies and their surface features.
Johnson Space Center Just for Kids
[ Kids/Teens ] - Includes information ranging from the training of astronauts to space station construction to the search for life on mars. Also offers an album of NASA photos and links to other sites about the earth and heavens.
Life Beyond Earth
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Think humans are alone? Follow space expert Timothy Ferris in the scientific search for extraterrestrial life. Also, write to an alien.
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Space-related education, games, merchandise, NASA content and photos geared toward kids, parents, educators and space enthusiasts worldwide.
The Midnight Sun
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Photos from interior Alaska of the Midnight Sun and tundra flowers, with links to more scientific information on the summer solstice.
Mysteries of Deep Space
[ Mature Teens ] - Explores the secrets of the universe with an interactive timeline, classroom activities, and a trivia challenge. Ask the experts various questions as well.
Myths about the Sky, Constellations, and Stars
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Find out about the gods and goddesses of different cultures around the world that focus on the myths that explain astronomy. Three levels of exploration: beginner, intermediate and advanced.
[ Kids/Teens ] - Find activities and information about rockets, astronauts, space exploration, space shuttles, solar system, and galaxies.
NASA Science Education
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Resource for kids and space enthusiasts who are interested in meeting and learning about NASA people and the national space program.
NASA's Origins Program
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Seeks to answer fundamental questions about the universe. What is the origin of Earth? Take a look at some articles about the story of the universe and the quest to understand life.
NASA's Space Place
[ Kids ] - Features ways to look at our sun and earth, solar system and the universe beyond.
NOVA Online | Runaway Universe
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Tour the universe and find out a bit about the history of the universe.
The Satellite Site
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Tech Museum provides information on what satellites are, their uses, different types of orbits, the parts that make up a satellite and an interactive satellite construction tool (requires Java).
Sky and Telescope - Observing
[ Mature Teens ] - Featured articles about the moon, sun, and planets, along with meteors, asteroids, and comets.
Space and Astronomy for Kids
[ Kids ] - Information for kids, parents, and teachers ranging from the latest NASA missions and discoveries to backyard astronomy. Bi-weekly feature columns, links, moderated chat room, and bulletin board.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Explore the mysteries and puzzles of the Solar System. Includes a quiz and interactive game to design a lander.
The Space Place
[ Kids ] - Demonstrates and explains scientific concepts related to astronomy in a fun, hands-on manner.
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Features space and science news stories, interactive games, questions and answers, contests, kids' submissions, and weekly polls.
[ Teens ] - Images of the heavens, send your name to Mars on the Exploration Rover-2003 mission , participate in the study of space science, tour the solar system, and get space science news.
StarChild: A Learning Center for Young Astronomers
[ Kids/Teens ] - Information and online movies related to the solar system and space exploration. A service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center at NASA.
Stardate Online: Guide to the Universe
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Information and pictures about astronomy and space exploration. Includes stargazing tips, FAQ's, sky almanac, solar system guide, news and articles.
TOPEX/Poseidon Kids Page
[ Kids ] - Offers an online coloring book, ask a scientist, FAQs, background on El Niño, and other links.
Windows to the Universe
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - An extensive and graphics intensive astronomical learning system. Learn all about the Earth and Space Sciences.
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