Challenger Astronaut and Space Lesson Plans and Resources

Space Related Lessons

A huge selection from planets to weather.

Astronomy lessons and links

Very large collection that includes a variety of resources from tracking satellites to Ask an Astrophysicist. For all levels.

Lessons on explorers throughout time

Wright Brothers Lessons

Very complete and a great site for finding aviation related materials

General Space Links

NASA Robots

Christa McAuliffe Site

This site has podcasts, lesson plans, videos and more about science from the Challenger Learning Center that is dedicated to the memory of those killed in the shuttle tragedy, including Christa McAuliffe. There are such Learning Centers throughout the United States.

A list of Learning Challenger Centers by State

Challenger challenges for students

Lesson plan database.

Christa McAuliffe’s six science lessons that were prepared for the nation children, but never performed.

Webcasts from the Center by Topic and Date

Podcasts and Videos

Downloadable Space Day Tool Kit, Games and more for Space Day, May 2, 2009

Pros and Cons of Space Travel

A critical thinking lesson for students

Astronaut Biographies

Photos, Data on Shuttle Craft

Ideas for Star Child Lessons for Younger Students

Imagine the Universe Lessons for older students

Space Myths

Interesting information about Black Holes, Comets and More

A huge variety of lessons about space and its implications, including the Jupiter Galileo mission. Well worth a visit.

Earth and Mars Lessons

Mars Exploration Site with Lessons for Teachers

NASA Home Page for Teachers

JPL Home Page for Teachers

This Jet Propulsion site has several activities offered on site as well as downloadable lessons.

The Space Place Teachers Section

Activities and lessons and all downloadable. Great for challenging students. Check the animations.

Printable Shuttle for coloring

Science Education Gateway

An impressive listing of resources for teachers, including web-based and hands-on, inquiry based-lessons