Astro Links for Teachers.

Astro Links for Teachers.


Note: The following categorizations have been made by someone who is not a teacher! Therefore, please browse all the sites, as you may find something very useful to you outside your grade level category.


  • American Association for the Advancement of Science. News and articles about science, science policy, and science education.
  • American Association of Physics Teachers. Dedicated to assisting science teachers.
  • Eastbay Astronomical Society. Eastbay amateur astronomy club.
  • European Space Agency's Astrophysics Division. Astronews and mission updates from Europe.
  • National Academy of Science. News and articles about topics in science.
  • National Science Foundation. News and articles about science and science education.
  • NASA's Origin. Studying the structure of the Universe for over 12 billion years.
  • Science Daily Magazine. Daily news from the forefronts of science. Also has useful links and site reviews.
  • Science Online. The online version of Science magazine, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • Scientific American. The online version of Scientific American.
  • Sky Online. Homepage of Sky and Telescope, CCD Astronomy, and Skywatch '98 magazines, this site has links to various astro articles and websites.
  • Teacher's Online. Articles for teachers, by teachers, about teaching.
  • U.S. Department of Education. Check out the Federal Resourse for Educational Education.

  • Bradford Robotic Telescope Observatory. This fine site features a remotely accessible 43 cm robotic telescope. The site also has Stars & Galaxies, an online CD ROM with audio and video clips. The Nuffield Research Project is an online basic guide to practical astronomy, with projects for students ages 7 to 13.
  • Hands on Universe. Lawrence Berkeley Lab hosts this very well done remote access telescope site. It features a high school curriculum, on-line activities, and a library of images. Note that there is a participation fee for complete access.
  • UCSB RAAP Page. The Remote Access Astronomy Project at UC Santa Barbarba features a remotely accessible 14 inch Celestron telescope. The site offers instruction in submitting observation requests to the telescope and downloading the requested images. Other components of RAAP include a challenging curriculum developed for high school physics and astronomy classes, and a wealth of high quality images.

  • Blue Web'n Learning Site Library. An in-depth table of activities, tutorials, lesson plans, and projects in science and other disciplines. A good resource.
  • CASS/UCSD Public Outreach Page. This site, located at UC San Diego, maintains a well organized lists of links.
  • CfPA On-line Demos. An index of hands-on demos designed for use in the class room.
  • GalacticSky Charts. A great site which lets you make star charts for any location. It also features an explanation of the celestial sphere, and some astro links. P.S. The Bay Area is at 37.5 degrees, northern latitude.
  • Mission and Spacecraft Library. A NASA maintained library of all spacecraft, including images, and somewhat technical descriptions of missions.
  • National Radio Astronomy Observatory's BIG List of Educational Links. No kidding; this is a HUGE list of links, with descriptions, maintained by NRAO.
  • Playground Physics. A teacher's guide to teaching classical dynamics to fourth through seventh graders using nothing more than a Jungle-Gym. An excellent site!
  • Project Physics. A source of project ideas for high school physics teachers.
  • Science Teaching Discussion Group. Use your e-mail for more than getting and sending memos; join a science discussion group. Topics change, and you get to tell everyone about this web site!
  • Space Calendar. Interested in what's happening today, or what happened this date in the past? This site has it.
  • Wester's Online. An on-line curriculum. Note that knowledge of vectors is a pre-requisite.


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