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
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
Space. An excellent web site with several activities and more on the way.
Excellent images and description about traveling near the speed of light.
By John Walker.
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.
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.
Constellations. An excellent page which has information on all the
constellations and over a hundred stars, many including images, links,
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
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
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
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.
Last modified: 7/3/1998, by Paul Shestople
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