Planets and solar system
Collected resources for Easter Camp Explorers
ACTIVITY FOR STUDENTS:
Wonderopolis- great provocation: Where is the next frontier?
Solar System Exploration: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/educ/
Biography.com - explorer videos all on one page:
Explorer Websites- great ones collected:
Extended Learning: I wonder :0))
~ Can we walk in Outer space? (Lok Lok) (Link-3+4, walking on any surface requires gravitational force to pull)
~ Can we smell in outer space? (Anika) (smelling requires medium to travel)
~ Can we eat pizza in outer space? contd....(link 2, .....)
Has space and astronomy dictionary, travel to the 9 planets, in memory of space shuttle challenger, constellations, changing seasons, 4 games, create your own space scenes, receive space email, make your own star cruiser paper aeroplane, word matching activity.
This is brilliant, the discovery channel’s kids site on everything space. Loads of resources. Teaching tools are OK,
Look at this site index for teachers
Games, animations, projects, and fun facts about Earth, space and technology. Another NASA site.
Stacks of stuff!! NASA’s site for children. Too much to list! The video clips are really good.
Another site under 13’s.
INTERACTIVE!!! Fantastic interactive tools for whiteboard
Online Space Explorations!! Superb.
Facts about space all catagorised and very easy to use-excellent resource
Homepage of the website where the 2 above resources were found
An astronomer’s website-for kids
Learning centre for you astronomers
Our place in space-excellent website from the American Museum of Natural History
An atlas of the universe
Misconceptions and myths about astronomy from TV to newspapers to Hollywood movies! Great for fact or fiction
Design a space station, take an expedition to the magnetic north pole
Hands on astronomy activities for kids
Very detailed, has info/booklets etc to download
Excellent radio programmes on lots of different subjects, planets, astronomy, stars-right click the mp3 file format and save to your computer as the online links sometimes break down.
Interactive puzzles for each of the planets
Worksheets and free downloadable and printable resources
Make an astrolabe. An astrolabe (pronounced AS'-tro-layb) is a device used for measuring altitude, including the height of objects in the sky.
An astrolabe can be used to measure the altitude of an object, including changes in the Sun's path over the course of the year.
Stephen Hawking website
A virtual newspaper containing all space and astronomy stories-superb!
Live space mission audio and video!!!! Mechanical parts of a space shuttle-diagram and breakdown.