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Challenger Astronaut and Space Lesson Plans and Resources

Space Related Lessons

A huge selection from planets to weather.

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/shuttle.html

Astronomy lessons and links

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

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/astronomy.html

Lessons on explorers throughout time

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/explorers.html

Wright Brothers Lessons

Very complete and a great site for finding aviation related materials

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/wright_bros.html

General Space Links

http://www.reacheverychild.com/science/space/index.html

NASA Robots

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/robot.html

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.

http://www.challenger.org/programs/index.cfm

A list of Learning Challenger Centers by State

http://www.challenger.org/clc/network.cfm

Challenger challenges for students

http://www.challenger.org/programs/sciencechallenges.cfm

Lesson plan database.

http://www.challenger.org/teachers/lessons/index.cfm

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

http://www.challenger.org/programs/51Llessons.cfm

Webcasts from the Center by Topic and Date

http://www.challenger.org/programs/ccwebcast.cfm

Podcasts and Videos

http://www.challenger.org/programs/multimedia.cfm

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

http://www.spaceday.org/

Pros and Cons of Space Travel

A critical thinking lesson for students

http://www.school.za/PILP/themes/space2/space2_lesson.htm

Astronaut Biographies

http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/

Photos, Data on Shuttle Craft

http://www.globalaircraft.org/planes/shuttle_challenger.pl

Ideas for Star Child Lessons for Younger Students

http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/teachers/teachers.html

Imagine the Universe Lessons for older students
http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/teachers/teachers_corner.html

Space Myths

Interesting information about Black Holes, Comets and More

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/eds/tools/type/myths.php.p=Teaching%2Btools%40%25

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

http://www.windows.ucar.edu/cgi-bin/tour.cgi?link=/teacher_resources/activity.html&sn=294781&br=graphic&d=/teacher_resources&cd=false&fr=f&tour=&sw=false&edu=elem

Earth and Mars Lessons

http://www-k12.atmos.washington.edu/k12/index.html

Mars Exploration Site with Lessons for Teachers

http://mpfwww.jpl.nasa.gov/

NASA Home Page for Teachers

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/index.html

JPL Home Page for Teachers

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

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/education/index.cfm

The Space Place Teachers Section

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

http://spaceplace.jpl.nasa.gov/en/educators/index.shtml

Printable Shuttle for coloring

http://www.starbritelearning.com/star-pg3.html

Science Education Gateway

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

http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/SEGway/educators_resources.html

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Global Warming  Lessons and Links

By National Hall of Fame Educator Alan Haskvitz

http://www.reacheverychild.com

Whether or not you believe there is a global warming trend or not, the teachable moment it represents it a major plus for integrating lessons in math, science, language arts, social studies, and economics. Here are some quality sites that offer free resources. Hopefully, you took advantage of the free copy of An Inconvenient Truth that was featured on Reach Every Child earlier this year. I shared my copy with the entire school.

Air and Weather sites

http://www.reacheverychild.com/science/environment/weather.html

Transportation sites

To give background on why transportation is vital and its history.

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/transportation.html

 

Global Warming themes and lessons

A large link site.

http://www.cln.org/themes/global_warming.html

 

Global Warming link site with the emphasis on definitions and articles

http://www.teachervision.fen.com/climate-change/greenhouse-effect/44476.html?wtlAC=GS_2007-06-18,email-gs_15

Academic links

Some very good work here for a great debate.

http://www.academicinfo.net/environstwarming.html

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Global_warming

Unit of Study

http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/letsnet/noframes/subjects/science/b5u1.html

An Inconvenient Truth’s Lesson Plans

http://www.participate.net/educators/node/1

Photos of impact of global warming

Click on the boxes at the top of the site.

http://www.worldviewofglobalwarming.org/pages/references2.html

Global Warming: Does it Exist?

And other links that cover all grade levels.

 

http://www.theteachersguide.com/Environment.html#Global

Global Warming International Center

http://www.globalwarming.net/

Alternative Actions

From the always excellent Constitutional Rights Foundation

http://www.crf-usa.org/bria/bria18_4b.htm

EPA Site on climate

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/

 

Teacher’s Guide to Global Warming

http://hdgc.epp.cmu.edu/teachersguide/teachersguide.htm

Global Pollution Map

http://www.esa.int/esaEO/SEM340NKPZD_index_0.html

Air Quality Maps by State

Updated daily

http://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.currentconditions

Environmental Ratings of Car Companies

A good way to integrate current events, science, and math.

http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_vehicles/vehicles_health/automaker-rankings-2007.html

 

Graph of global warming last 1000 years

http://planetforlife.com/gwarm/glob1000.html

Small math unit on impact of Global Warming

Nothing you couldn’t do yourself, but a nice template to follow.

http://www.lessonplanspage.com/ScienceMathSSGlobalWarmingMathConversionWorksheet912.htm

There is no global warming and debate site

http://www.nationalcenter.org/TSR032204.html

http://www.junkscience.com/news/robinson.htm

http://www.ncpa.org/bothside/gw.html

 

President Bush on Global Warming

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/06/20010611-2.html

And a rebuttal to the President’s comments

http://www.nrdc.org/globalWarming/bushinx.asp

Ask the Climate Guy

ClimateGuy@conservation.org

 

Global teaching resources

by Alan Haskvitz

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Haskvitz

 

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/global-resources.html

There is most everything here including

TASSI: Constitutional Studies

·        Culture

·        Current Events

·        Education

·        Environment

·        General

·        Geography

·        Global Jobs

·        Lesson plan sites

·        Politics

·         United Nations

 

For even more free resources go to http://www.reacheverychild.com and use the search engine.