Astronomy and Space
National Teachers Hall of Fame
These sites are designed to help students become interested in astronomy and space and get them involved starting with studying the stars on their own birthdays and homes. Lots of good lessons and enough here to offer advanced students more depth.
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Space and flight lessons and links
Space lessons and units on the solar system
Huge selection of astronomy links
Astronomy for Kids
Find the sky above you anywhere on earth and much more. Great fun.
Solar System Simulator
Order a simulated photograph of the Sun and planets as seen from any
vantage point. The reader can choose any time in 5 minute
intervals from 1600 to 2399.
Lessons and good links
Easy to understand with good images.
Classical constellations and myths
Simple lesson plans and links
Space and astronomy lesson plans
NASA’s Ask an Astrophysicist site
Solar system lessons
Worksheets and more
Science vocabulary hangman
Fun for younger students
Science link site
Kids’ Astronomy lessons
Links to physics and astronomy lessons by grade level
Extremely vibrant looking site with astronomy lessons
Includes history of telescopes
Science link site
Teacher developed lesson plans
Excellent astronomy sites for all levels
You need to search as there are some dead links, but the diversity of material is very good.
Astronomy link site from About
Lots of advertisements and a mixed bag of quality, but a lot of variety
Astronomy, mythology, and music
A very complex and complete unit of study for elementary students
How to set up science labs in many subject areas
Some poems about astronomy
Art and Space
Nice collection of links on how artists capture the heavens.
Family astronomy activities
Checking out the night sky. Great homework assignment to involve parents.
Pluto Express Home Page
This is full of great information of resources for teachers. Excellent.
Look into astronomy and others far out things.
Building a Telescope
How to build a telescope
Building a simple telescope
NASA lesson on building telescopes
Astronomy as a career links
Women in space and astronomy careers
National Association of Space Simulating Educators
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
David Dunlap Observatory
Database of stellar information
National Space Society
Mount Wilson Observatory
National Optical Astronomy Observation
Naval Research Laboratory
Royal Greenwich Observatory
Looking for aliens?
Sky On Line
Rocket and Space TechnologyEncyclopedia AstronauticaCenter for Science EducationPlanet QuestNine Planets
Center for Educational Resources
Library of online and interactive K-12 science materials for teaching astronomy.
Asteroid Hits Earth
What a site, literally. See what NASA thinks about this issue.What was the moon like on?Just plug in the date to get a virtual photoSatellite tracking sitesSATELLITES ON PARADE