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  • Cosmic Connection -- Astronomy for Kids
    Educational Space Science, Astronomy-for-Kids links to books, magazines, glossaries, educational information, activities and games, everything Mars and much more . . . For all ages, onsite translation tool, family friendly/kid- safe.

  • Rhyme-in-Reason
    Interactive science, math and educational site with lots of useful data resource links and lots of fun and learning.

  • Sunbeams!
    A site for kids aged 7-13 all about the sun and the many ways it impacts our lives. Lots of information about the science, history, mythology, and exploration of this critical part of the galaxy. There are also interactive games and links to learn more.

  • A Comet hits Jupiter
    On 1994 July 16-22, over twenty fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collided with the planet Jupiter. The comet, discovered the previous year by astronomers Carolyn and Eugene Shoemaker and David Levy, was observed by astronomers at hundreds of observatories around the world as it crashed into Jupiter's southern hemisphere. This Web site is here to provide some of the images taken by amateur and professional astronomers before, during, and after the events, and to provide more information on this historic event.

  • A Field Guide to American Spacecraft
    Great images of American spacecraft.

  • Amazing Space
    Amazing Spaceis a collection of online interactive educational resources for grades K-12. Using spectacular Hubble images, students explore the universe while learning the principles of math and science.

  • Ask Dr. Universe
    Provides answers to questions from children about science and astronomy.

  • Astronaut Connection
    The Astronaut Connection ... your guide to space, the history of its exploration, and a cross-section of the men and women who have explored it.

  • Astronomy For Kids
    Basic introduction to astronomy for kids K-6 grade.

  • Astronomy For Kids
    Click on the characters and learn about our solar system! It's fun and educational.

  • Astronomy for Kids
    Learn about the planets, see sky maps to find your favorite stars, and get answers to astronomy questions.

  • Astronomy - Seek the Stars
    The ThinkQuest site offers information on meteors, comets, black holes, famous astronomers, and other space stuff.

  • Auroras: Paintings in the Sky
    "Far north in the night sky, a faint glow appears on the horizon. Green and red flames of light stretch across the sky." Find out more about these mysterious lights.

  • Basics of Space Flight
    The Basics of Space Flight attempts to offer a broad scope, but limited depth, as a background for further investigation; many other resources are available, of course, for delving into each of the topics related here.

  • Brief History of Rockets
    Today's rockets are remarkable collections of human ingenuity that have their roots in the science and technology of the past. They are natural outgrowths of literally thousands of years of experimentation and research on rockets and rocket propulsion.

  • Classroom of the Future
    COTF's mission is to develop curricular materials that improve mathematics, science, geography, and technology education in ways consistent with the national educational reform movement.

  • DustBunny of Astronomy for Kids
    Dustbunny.com is the home of Astronomy for Kids and A Journey in Time

  • Education Space Page
    This page which includes a history of spacecraft was designed and put up by Max, a 7 year-old student.

  • Edu.Space
    The Office of Public Outreach's Education Group is dedicated to providing K-12 astronomy and space science education support. We have a variety of services, products, activities, and resources that are just click away.

  • Experiment: Ponzo and the Moon
    Find out why the moon looks bigger when its at the horizon, from the UnMuseum.

  • Future Astronauts of America Foundation
    great space science site with info on spacecraft, astronomy, current news, model rocketry, and more. Contains images, links, a newsletter, and printable text.

  • Galaxies - Enchanted Learning
    All about the galaxies of the Universe from Enchanted Learning.

  • High Altitude Observatory Education -
    A part of the mission of the High Altitude Observatory is to enhance and contribute to solar and solar-terrestrial physics education. The HAO education pages are designed for the use of both teachers and students. The material is arranged according to increasing skill level.

  • Hubble Space Telescope
    This site is a little advanced for young kids, but offers many images and links that might be of interest to young space enthusiasts.

  • Hubble Space Telescope Pictures
    Great pictures of outer space from the powerful Hubble Telescope.

  • Izzy's Skylog
    great web page for amateur and backyard astronomers. Includes calendars of events in the sky, discussions of constellations, and even a place you can ask Izzy questions.

  • Junior Astronomers
    Club with lots of activities for kids interested in astronomy and space.

  • KidsAstronomy
    An astronomy site designed for young users.

  • KidsAstronomy
    KidsAstronomy.com is the highest rated children's Astronomy website on the Internet. It has been featured in many Astronomy, children's, and Internet magazines.

  • Kids N' Space
    An Astronomy website devoted to KIDS of ALL ages.

  • Map - Mars Interactive Map
    This atlas will let you explore high-resolution color maps of most of Mars, with pages that should load quickly even without your having to buy a faster modem. (astronomy)

  • Mars - Pathfinder image gallery
    Really cool images of the planet Mars. (space and astronomy)

  • Mysteries of Deep Space
    from black holes to supernovas, PBS examines the unexplained facets of the universe.

  • NASA Kids
    this neat site from NASA is a fun way to learn about NASA's projects and science with news stories, info, and activities designed for kids.

  • Native American Star Knowledge
    What do the stars mean to Native Americans?

  • NSSDC Image Catalog - Jupiter
    Images of Jupiter from Voyager I and II. (space and astronomy)

  • Solar Eclipse
    This site and the live Webcast are produced by the Exploratorium as part of NASA's Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum and the HESSI Mission.

  • Solar Eclipse: Stories From the Path of Totality
    A lot of cool information about the sun and solar eclipses, plus great images.

  • Space Day
    Space has always fascinated humankind. So way back in 1997, some people got together and created a tribute to those endlessly engaging phenomena which constitute our universe--and to the people who, through their space-related work, have contributed so much to science, medicine and everyday life. Check out the activities and play some games.

  • Space Experiment Module (SEM)
    does popcorn pop the same after being in space? NASA has developed a program for kids who want to make discoveries about space through their own experiments

  • Space Hopper Constellation Game
    Kids go into space game.

  • Space Kids
    Site for kids featuring space, science news and more.

  • Space - KidsClick
    Lots of links to sites about "space" - for kids.

  • Space Place
    This site is from NASA and with interesting and great activities.

  • Space Race Exhibition
    Take a virtual tour of the National Air and Space Musuem's permanent exhibit documenting the US and Soviet Union race into space during the Cold War.

  • SpaceWatch
    Get the latest news on human space flight directly from the source by tuning into "Mission Control, Over," netcast live from Space Center Houston every week. Get the latest info on spaceflight, missions, astronomy, and more.

  • StarChild
    Welcome to StarChild A Learning Center for Young Astronomers.

  • Star Journey
    A beautiful site from National Geographic featuring star maps and info on the Hubble telescope.

  • Sunspots
    This resource will allow you to explore the nature of sunspots and the fascinating history of our efforts to understand them. Included here are interviews with solar physicists and archeoastronomers, historic images, modern NASA images and movies, and a sunspot research activity.

  • The Astronaut Resources
    I created the ASTRONAUT RESOURCES with the purpose of sharing some of what I know with anyone interested in space exploration, or any aspiring candidates out there. I hope that after reading what I have to offer you in these pages, you will have a clearer understanding of what it takes to become an astronaut, and live as one.

  • The Aurora Page
    Absolutely everything there is to know (plus images) of the phenomenon known as The Northern Lights.

  • The Constellations and their Stars
    Need information on stars, constellations, the Milky Way? The first thing you need to know is that constellations are not real!

  • The Magellan Project
    NASA's Magellan spacecraft made a dramatic conclusion to its highly successful mission at Venus when it is commanded to plunge into the planet's dense atmosphere Tuesday, October 11, 1994. During its four years in orbit around Earth's sister planet, the spacecraft has radar-mapped 98 percent of the surface and collected high-resolution gravity data of Venus. The purpose of the crash landing is to gain data on the planet's atmosphere and on the performance of the spacecraft as it descends. lots of images!

  • The Moon - Enchanted Learning
    Fun-facts and a puzzle about the earth's moon.

  • The Nine Planets
    The Nine Planets is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system. Each page has text and images, some have sounds and movies, most provide references to additional related information.

  • The Nine Planets
    The Nine Planets is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system. Each page has text and images, some have sounds and movies, most provide references to additional related information

  • The Solar system
    The solar system. An astronomy site for school children.

  • The Stars - Enchanted Learning
    Kid-oriented lessons/information about stars from Enchanted Learning.

  • The Sun
    It's a little advanced for youngsters, but the images are impressive, and useful information for kids of all ages can be culled.

  • The Web Nebulae
    If you look up at the night sky with your naked eye all you see is a black void with a few points of white light. But with a camera and a telescope an entirely different view unfolds in brilliant color and amazing detail. The pages that follow introduce a few of these spectacular objects. The study of the physics of many of these objects is of considerable scientific importance but their simple beauty can be enjoyed by all. ADVANCED, but great images!

  • Universe - Funbrain
    Several "space" games/activities from Funbrain.

  • Views of the Solar System
    Views of the Solar System presents a vivid multimedia adventure unfolding the splendor of the Sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, and more. Discover the latest scientific information, or study the history of space exploration, rocketry, early astronauts, space missions, spacecraft through a vast archive of photographs, scientific facts, text, graphics and videos. Views of the Solar System offers enhanced exploration and educational enjoyment of the solar system and beyond.

  • Virtual Journey Into the Universe
    - take a virtual, in-depth view of the entire universe with this great site. Get in the cockpit and get ready to tour the planets!

  • Windows to the Universe
    Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system on the Earth and Space sciences for the use of the general public.

  • Your Weight on Other Worlds
    Ever wonder what you might weigh on Mars or The Moon? Here's your chance to find out. Other info on planets, moons, and stars while learning about the difference between mass and weight.

  • Zoom Astronomy - Enchanted Learning
    All About Space is a comprehensive on-line site about space and astronomy. It is designed for people of all ages and levels of comprehension. It has an easy-to-use structure that allows readers to start at a basic level on each topic and then to progress to much more advanced information as desired, simply by clicking on links.

  • Zoom Space
    All About Space is a comprehensive on-line site about space and astronomy. It is designed for people of all ages and levels of comprehension


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