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Take Virtual Tour Of Outer Space

SPACE THEMES
Excellent website with interesting links for kids
http://www.connectingstudents.com/themes/space.htm

IF YOU VISIT ONE WEBSITE ON THE SOLAR SYSTEM THIS IS IT!
Calvin J. Hamilton has left the Los Alamos National Laboratory. As a result, his web pages are no longer being hosted at this site. He is currently trying to move them elsewhere; when the sites become active again, the links will be added to the following list. Calvin J. Hamilton received his bachelors and masters degrees in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University. He graduated in 1988, and since that time has pursued his interest of image processing. He has been involved in developing algorithms and software used for pattern recognition, wavelet compression, medical imaging, gravity wave imaging, and image enhancement. Hamilton's image processing expertise combined with his interest in astronomy led to the creation of Views of the Solar System.
http://www.solarviews.com/eng/homepage.htm



THE MILKY WAY GALAXY
The Milky Way is the galaxy which is the home of our Solar System together with at least 200 billion other stars and their planets, and thousands of clusters and nebulae including at least almost all objects of Messier's catalog which are not galaxies on their own (the only possible exception may be M54 which may belong to SagDEG, a small galaxy which is currently in a close encounter with the Milky Way, and thus our closest known intergalactic neighbor). All the objects in the Milky Way Galaxy orbit their common center of mass, called the Galactic Center.
http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/messier/more/mw.html

 WORLD’S PRIMARY WEBSITE FOR OBSERVING COMETS
This is the world's primary website for information on observing comets. First, check out the main ICQ Comet Information page at http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/icq/icq.html for general information on comets, with some emphasis on observing comets photometrically, with lots of links to our other pages regarding reporting astrometry and discoveries of comets, ephemerides and orbital elements for comets, etc.
http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/icq/cometobs.html

HOW TO REPORT A COMET DISCOVERY
"Discovering" a comet means different things depending on whether one is a very experienced observer or is a beginning observer. For every real new comet discovery, the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams (CBAT) gets perhaps five reports of "discoveries" that do not pan out. And in most of these unconfirmed or erroneous discovery reports, the observers declare "NEW COMET" or "COMET DISCOVERY", even though they have only seen the possible object once (with no detectable motion), or even though they only have a single photograph on one night with a suspicious-looking object.
http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/CometDiscovery.html

SEND US YOUR SOLAR ART
Do you have some art relating to the Sun you would like to display? We especially enjoy submissions that have been inspired by our lessons and your learning about the Sun. If you can, include descriptive information about your art and what aspect of the sun it depicts.
http://solar-center.stanford.edu/art/sendart.html

NASA WEBSITE WITH IT’S VERY OWN SEARCH ENGINE
Solar System, The Earth, The Universe, Find Dazzling Names For Stars
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/


The Sun's hot outer atmosphere produces X-rays, but because it is so close - a mere 93 million miles - it is too bright for Chandra's sensitive eyes. Pictured right is x-ray image of our sun, courtesy of The Soft X-ray Telescope on board the Yohkoh satellite. This telescope was designed to study the hottest part of the Sun's atmosphere (the corona). The corona is so hot (2 million degrees) that it is best seen by detecting the X-rays it emits.
http://xrtpub.harvard.edu/xray_sources/solar_system.html

RADIO TELESCOPE
A global network of eleven radio telescopes observed Jupiter and the behaviour of its synchrotron and thermal radio emission before, during, and after the period of impacts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 in July 1994. Single dishes monitored the total radiation output on short time scales, while imaging arrays - VLA, WSRT and ATCA - were used for high-resolution imaging.
http://sma2.harvard.edu/IAU_Com40/c40rpt/node34.html


THE SUN
http://hermite.cii.fc.ul.pt/np/nineplanets/sol.html



ASTRONOMY LINKS
Excellent website with many great links.
http://inkido.indiana.edu/A100/astrolinks.html


OUR SOLAR SYSTEM
Visit links to the Sun, and visit the planets and other small bodies in the Solar System. Find out about solar system formation, and facts about the bodies in the solar system. See news highlights, and archives of images of the Sun, planets, comets, and asteroids.
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/cgi-bin/tour_def/our_solar_system/solar_system.html


CENTRAL COAST ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Sharing the Skies since 1979
http://www.fix.net/wreil/ccas/reference.htm

 

A VISIT TO THE SOLAR SYSTEM

This site will provide a vehicle for students to answer the following questions about the Solar System:
What are the characteristics of  the planets?
How do those characteristics relate to each planet's distance from the Sun?
Which planets could sustain life, and why?
http://www.nhps.net/techlit/sample/project1/index.html



This category provides you with the links of websites on solar system & related topics. Almost all the websites listed below provides good information on the solar system. You can also take a virtual tour of our solar system on one of the sites listed below.
http://www.super88.com/solar.html


JPL's solar system dynamics WWW site provides information related to all known bodies in orbit around the sun. This site is maintained by the Solar System Dynamics Group of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/

PLANETWALK

What is PlanetWalk?
PlanetWalk is a scale model of the solar system designed to fit within the boundaries of Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Though most people know that the planets orbit the sun it is difficult to visualize just how small the planets are, compared to the immensity of the sun, and it is equally difficult to imagine the vast empty spaces between the planets. PlanetWalk is designed to give a firsthand experience of these spacial relationships.
http://www.rfo.org/PlanetWalk.htm

MEASURING DISTANCES WITHIN OUT SOLAR SYSTEM
The data below represents the distance from the Sun to each of the planets in the Solar System. Make a scale diagram based on this data, such that the Sun is at the top and Pluto at the bottom of the page.
http://plabpc.csustan.edu/astro/hwk/hwk1ans.htm

BUILD A SOLAR SYSTEM
Make a scale model of the Solar System and learn the REAL definition of "space."
http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/solar_system/


Famous Astronomers and Astrophysicists

http://www.crystalinks.com/astronomers.html





Asteroid! is an Event-Based Science module that is primarily about astronomy, with a minor emphasis on paleontology. It uses an asteroid impact with Earth about 65 million years ago to establish the context for exploring concepts related to solar-system astronomy. The task in Asteroid! makes students a public relations firm hired by the United Nations to warn the people of Earth about a new asteroid. This one will impact with us in about two years.
http://www3.mcps.k12.md.us/departments/eventscience/ebs.Asteroid.html

SOLAR SYSTEM SIMULATOR
Welcome to the solar system simulator, a NASA/JPL/Caltech spyglass on the cosmos. Select from the options below to have the simulator create a color image of your favorite planet or satellite!
http://space.jpl.nasa.gov/

EXCELLENT LINKS TO MANY INTERESING SOLAR WEBSITES
http://directory.google.com/Top/Science/Astronomy/Solar_System/

THE NINE PLANETS
A Multimedia Tour Of Our Solar System
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.
http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/nineplanets/nineplanets/nineplanets.html

BUILD A SOLAR SYSTEM
Make a scale model of the Solar System and learn the REAL definition of "space."
Excellent mathematics opportunity for measuring in numbers the special relationships. This Page requires a JavaScript capable browser. WebTV's Javascript is broken and will not calculate properly!
http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/solar_system/

COMETS, ASTERIODS, PLANETS
JPL's solar system dynamics WWW site provides information related to all known bodies in orbit around the sun. This site is maintained by the Solar System Dynamics Group of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/

PLANET WALK
PlanetWalk is a scale model of the solar system designed to fit within the boundaries of Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Though most people know that the planets orbit the sun it is difficult to visualize just how small the planets are, compared to the immensity of the sun, and it is equally difficult to imagine the vast empty spaces between the planets. PlanetWalk is designed to give a firsthand experience of these spacial relationships.
http://www.parks.sonoma.net/sugarloafmap.html

GENERAL SOLAR SYSTEM LINKS
This page contains links to useful and interesting astronomical oriented web sites. Including solar and lunar eclipses.
http://inkido.indiana.edu/A100/astrolinks.html

FANTASTIC SOLAR SYSTEM LINKS

Visit links to the Sun, and visit the planets and other small bodies in the Solar System. Find out about solar system formation, and facts about the bodies in the solar system. See news highlights, and archives of images of the Sun, planets, comets, and asteroids.

http://www.windows.ucar.edu/cgi-bin/tour_def/our_solar_system/solar_system.html

ORIGIN OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM

http://www.brynmawr.edu/Acads/Geo/Geo101/solar_system.html

MR. THORNTON’S SPACE AND ASTRONOMY LINKS

Excellent links to assorted websites. Check this one out!

http://www.nt.net/~torino/solar.html

 

TEACHER LESSON PLANS ON THE SOLAR SYSTEM



LESSON PLANS ON THE SOLAR SYSTEM
http://www.proteacher.com/110066.shtml




EXCELLENT LESSON PLANS ON THE SOLAR SYSTEM

http://www.edhelper.com/cat297.htm



PASSAIC COUNTY SOLAR SYSTEM UNIT

Designed for Grades 3-4: Submitted by Passaic County Educational Technology Training Center, Curriculum Council Committee - Solar System Unit Plan

http://www.pcti.tec.nj.us/pcettc/lessonplans/techlitchallenge/solar%20system.htm


MANY LESSON PLANS FOR TEACHERS ABOUT THE SOLAR SYSTEM
Check this website out pronto!
http://www.proteacher.com/110066.shtml

 



USING BOILED EGGS TO MODEL THE EARTH

The student will use boiled eggs to create a model of the earth that shows the equator, the Tropics of Capricorn and Cancer, and the Arctic and Antarctic Circles. The student will use eggs to create a model of day and night during the equinox and the solstice. Students can use the eggs to illustrate the appearance of other planets, and to show lines of longitude corresponding to the equator, the Tropics of Capricorn and Cancer, and the Arctic and Antarctic Circles on those worlds.
http://thursdaysclassroom.com/16mar00/teach7.html


EXCELLENT WEBSITE ON SOLAR SYSTEM LESSON PLANS

All grades and many assorted topics about the solar system. Check this one out!
http://www.wweducation.com/science/essolar.html


The Awesome Library organizes the Web with 15,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education. Interesting assortment of lessons on all subjects.
http://www.awesomelibrary.org/


10,000 WEBSITES CONTAINING LESSON PLANS

Documents 1-200 of about 10000 html web sites containing info on Lesson Plans for K-12.
http://wwwedu.ssc.nasa.gov/htmls/trc/plans.htm


ASK ERIC SEARCH ENGINE

This collection contains more than 1100 unique lesson plans which have been written and submitted to AskERIC by teachers from all over the United States. Contributions from individuals are essential to the collection; it is how it grows!  If you have a great lesson plan you would like to share with educators all over the world, please send it to us. Search the Lesson Plan Collection
http://ericir.syr.edu/Virtual/Lessons/index.shtml#Search


A MUST-VISIT NASA WEBSITE WITH INTERESTING LESSON PLANS
Welcome to Teacher/Educator Lesson Plan Page. Here you will many NASA sanctioned lesson plans. They are all catagorized by grade level and subject matter.
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/forum/lsnpln.html

 




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