Links for Students.

Links for Students.

  • Everyday Classroom Tools Project. Sponsored by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the ECT project has a number of well thought-out lesson plans for K-6 students. Eyes on the Sky, Feet on the Ground, is an on-line astronomy text which may be used in conjunction with ECT.
  • StarChild Learning Center. Sponsored by NASA, this is an excellent educational site with two levels; level one is for grade school students, while level two seems more appropriate for middle school students.

  • Amazing Space. An excellent web site with several activities and more on the way.
  • c-Ship. Excellent images and description about traveling near the speed of light. By John Walker.
  • Journey through the Galaxy. This site features simple explanations of the Milky Way, the Solar System, Stars, and other astro topics. Developed by Think Quest.
  • Lawrence Hall of Science. The LHS, located at UC Berkeley, is well known for demonstrations which make science educational and entertaining. This site features links to demos, lesson plans, and teacher resources both in astrophysics and other science topics.
  • National Air and Space Museum. Look for the on-line features: The Surface and Atmosphere of Mars, and Star Wars: The Magic of Myth.
  • NASA Observatorium. A public access site brought to by NASA, featuring images, and Java games.
  • The Northern Lights Planetarium. Direct from Norway this site includes good explanations of Aurora Borealis, images, and a Quicktime Movie.
  • The Science Club. A great list of science projects for all ages, and an "Ask the scientist" link.
  • Stars and Constellations. An excellent page which has information on all the constellations and over a hundred stars, many including images, links, and mythology.

  • Astronomy Cafe. An award winning web site featuring "Ask an astronomer" and "Ask a space scientist" resources. The site also has links to various articles appropriate for high school students.
  • Black Holes FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). This entertaining FAQ features answers to all your black hole questions.
  • Big Bang Cosmology Primer. Informative article about current topics in cosmology.
  • Dark Matter FAQ. A serious discussion of the whys and wherefores of dark matter. For advanced readers.
  • Imagine the Universe. This is a very well fine page maintained by NASA, with an "Ask the scientist" feature, an on-line dictionary, and exhibitions for higher grade levels. Additionally, the site maintains a comprehensive hyperlinked bibliography, and a teacher's resource list.
  • The Kepler Mission: Search for Habitable Planets. NASA maintains this site dedicated to searching for habitable planets. It also has information about Johannes Kepler, free software, and some astro links.
  • Life in the Universe. The accompanying site to Stephen Hawking's Life in the Universe CD, this site has a load of links arranged by topic.
  • The Planetary Society. The home of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), and other hot topics.
  • Science for the Millennium. Brought to you by the NCSA, this site features some spectacular video clips suitable for all ages. The text is somewhat advanced, but should be managable for high school students and advanced middle school students.
  • SEDS: Students for the Exploration and Development of Space. This site maintains lots of information about space. Check out The Galaxy Page.
  • StarDate. Located at the McDonald Observatory in Texas, Stardate's webpage has loads of information on astronomy and astrophysics. Or check out thier spanish mirror site Universo Online.
  • UCSB Interactive Astrophysics Arcade. Take an astrophysics quiz, figure out how long it takes the Sun to revolve once, or join the MACHO hunt.
  • Why is the Sky Dark at Night? And what does this have to with big bang cosmology? Visit this entertaining site to find out.


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    Last modified: 7/3/1998, by Paul Shestople
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