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The Space Age turns 50: Documenting 50 years of the Space Age and including 50 Highlights of Space Travel ngm.nationalgeographic.com National Geographic stories take you on a journey that’s always enlightening, often surprising, and unfailingly fascinating.
SCIENCE: Student Space Flight Experiment Program - experiments designed by student groups to inspire the next generation of America’s scientists and engineers ssep.ncesse.org SSEP | Student Spaceflight Experiments Program
SCIENCE: Cool Cosmos - NASA's Ask an Astronomer for Kids connects kids to space scientists to ask questions about tools used in space work. coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu Ask an Astronomer FOR KIDS! - Space Tools
SCIENCE: Check out this really cool space web telescope - examine space, individual planets, stars or look out from individual items. Details about objects in the scope and relevance to other objects (like a distance meter) along with a dynamic scope interface will engage and inspire. www.solarsystemscope.com
SCIENCE: I. Science Mate - The K-6 Curriculum resources for the Universe Cycle (The Search for our Beginnings). Each grade level contains lesson plans, student and multimedia activities with scope and sequence guides also available. www.msnucleus.org K-6 Universe Cycle
SCIENCE: "Eyes on the Solar System" is a 3-D environment full of real NASA mission data. Explore the cosmos from your computer. Hop on an asteroid. Fly with NASA's Mars Rover - watch the landing. See the entire solar system moving in real time. It's up to you. You control space and time. eyes.nasa.gov Welcome to NASA's Eyes, a way for you to learn about your home planet, our solar system, the universe beyond and the spacecraft exploring them.
ENGINEERING: Not So Lost In Space Lesson where Students learn how engineers navigate satellites in orbit around the Earth and on their way to other planets in the solar system. www.teachengineering.org Students learn how engineers navigate satellites in orbit around the Earth and on their way to other planets in the solar system. In accompanying activities, they explore how ground-based tracking and onboard measurements are performed. Also provided is an overview of orbits and spacecraft trajectories from Earth to other planets, and how spacecraft are tracked from the ground using the Deep Space Network (DSN). DSN measurements are the primary means for navigating unmanned vehicles in space. Onboard spacecraft instruments might include optical sensors and an inertial measurement unit (IMU).
ENGINEERING: With Satellite Tracker students use satellite tracking software available on the Internet to monitor a very large satellite, the International Space Station. Using information from this online resource, students predict and graph the motion of the space station at their location and create a 3-D display of its path through the sky. www.teachengineering.org Students use satellite tracking software available on the Internet to monitor a very large satellite, the International Space Station. Using information from this online resource, students predict and graph the motion of the space station at their location and create a 3-D display of its path through the sky.
ART: Stunning gallery of photos and art related to the early US spaceflight program. science.nationalgeographic.com Exploring the latest in scientific discoveries from prehistoric life to missions to Mars.
ART: Breathtaking photos of the space program milestones - this gallery is sure to inspire and delight those visual learners! photography.nationalgeographic.com See pictures of milestones in space photography in this photo gallery from National Geographic.
ART: So, we've landed on Mars and now it is time to let images from that planet inspire new visions of what other landscapes and planets could be, these photos are sure to spark the creativity and imagination. science.nationalgeographic.com Exploring the latest in scientific discoveries from prehistoric life to missions to Mars.
MATH: Space Shuttle Glider activity: students assemble a basic scale model of the space shuttle as a hands-on activity. The activity features math-related concepts such as finding the scale of the paper model and the glide ratio of its flight. www.nasa.gov Space Shuttle Glider
MATH: PBS Mathline activity: How much do you weigh in outer space? Students will apply the use of decimals, fractions, ratios, and proportions to determine weights based upon given information about planets in the solar system. www.pbs.org Inspire your students with thousands of free teaching resources including videos, lesson plans, and games aligned to state and national standards.
MATH: Space Math...These activities include practical mathematics applications in space science that investigate space weather phenomena and math applications such as solar flares, satellite orbit decay, magnetism, the Pythagorean Theorem, order of operations and probability. The problems are authentic glimpses of modern engineering issues that arise in designing satellites to work in space. Each word problem has background information providing insight into the basic phenomena of the sun-Earth system, specifically space weather. www.nasa.gov Space Math I Educator Guide
NASA @Home & City - how the space program and exploration impacts your everyday life. www.nasa.gov NASA @ Home and City || Version 2.0

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