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10 Astronomy and Space Educational Resources For Teachers, Students and Parents


Find astronomy and space education resources including lesson plans; live, online, and email courses; and science fair resources. Discover great information about space and astronomy education resources and opportunities.

1. Free Astronomy and Space Lesson Plans

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) provides many excellent education resources for teachers and students. Discover lesson plans, videos and other great education resources from NASA.

2. Science Fair Resources

Agnes Pflumm & Stonecreek Science Fair
Merrie Koester Southgate
Science fairs can be some of the most stressful events in a school career, for all involved or they can be loads of fun and very educational. It's up to you what you make of science fairs. Discover ways to make your science fair project a success.

3. Backyard Science Experiments

Nick Greene
Backyard Science projects and experiments you can perform at home, using few, if any, materials. By performing the Backyard Science projects, you'll learn and have fun at the same time. For adults and kids. Try this at home.

4. Free Email Courses

Pictures of Mars - Canyon and Volcanoes
Copyright 1995-2003, California Institute of Technology
Expand your horizons with these email courses in astronomy and space related topics. Get the knowledge delivered to your email box.

5. Astronomy 101 Online Course

Big and Little Dippers & North Star
Nick Greene
Webster’s Dictionary defines Astronomy as “the study of objects and matter outside the earth's atmosphere and of their physical and chemical properties.” Truthfully, though, you could say that astronomy is the study of everything, because everything is a part of the Universe. Learn more about the basics of astronomy.

6. Sky Maps

Free sky maps from your Guide to Astronomy and Space using Your Sky, the interactive planetarium of the Web. You can produce maps in the forms described below for any time and date, viewpoint, and observing location.

7. Solar System Tour

Pictures of the Sun - A Handle on the Sun
Come and join us on this Solar System Tour to learn more about our galactic neighborhood, our solar system.

8. Astronomy and Space Online Dictionary & Glossary

Find the definitions for space and astronomy related words in this online dictionary - glossary. Definitions for the terms in this online dictionary come from a number of sources. Feel free to reference this astronomy/Space online dictionary in written documents.

9. Space & Astronomy Computer Desktop Wallpaper

Ghost Nebula
George Herbig and Theodore Simon
Select the appropriate size space wallpaper for your screen resolution. Once the full image appears in your browser, right click and choose "Set As Background". This will place your selected space wallpaper on your computer.

10. NASA Acronyms

NASA Acronyms
Nick Greene
Did you ever wonder what those strange conglomerations of letters you read in an article about NASA and space exploration meant? Here's your chance to find out what those NASA acronyms stand for.

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