A totally free index of Internet resources for the K-12 Community.
Astronomy Near and Far
These sites offer another glimpse of how the Internet is expanding our view of the world, allowing professional scientists in the midst of their active research to share information and insights heretofore unavailable to students.
It also shows how Astronomy can be a hook to get students interested in academic subjects like math, chemistry, and even history.
Akkana Peck has compiled a wide range of astronomy resources, from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Moon and Galilean Moons of Jupiter (an interactive web page) to his start in astronomy as a teenager, telescopes, astrophotography, and a list of other resource websites. learn more
Since speculation about Stonehenge, a new interdisciplinary exploration has emerged, archaeoastronomy. It is the blending of understanding ancient civilizations and the constellations. Fascinating... learn more
EarthSky Earthcare's topics and resources are divided between today and tonight. Its main dissemination source is the radio. Earth & Sky started out as 2-minute broadcasts on radio stations. It evolved into a wide-ranging website bringing you daily updates on everything to the sky tonight to space travel and planet earth. learn more
Looking for a real-world example of why this is important? Check out NASA's Planetary Defense page. NASA is looking at the capabilities needed to detect the possibility and warn of potential asteroid or comet impacts with Earth, and how to prevent an impact or mitigate their possible effects. Topics include finding and tracking near-Earth objects,… learn more
Here you will find a collection of multi-disciplinary, interactive exercises and activities based on the Sun and solar science, most geared to grades 4-12. Most of these have been aligned to science standards and approved by the NASA Product Review process. The Solar Center explains sunrise-sunset, folklore and art about the sun around the world,… learn more
Science doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, for most of the history of our investigation of the universe we used nothing more than sticks and stones. Just because they are old doesn't mean they aren't cool though. Kurtis Baute shows how to do accurate and interesting astronomy with nothing but a couple of sticks. learn more
On March 20, 2015, Witek Kaszkin was able to capture a total solar eclipse in Norway. Check out this beautiful time lapse footage from Mount Fugleberget (1863 feet above the ocean), close to the Polish Polar Station in Hornsund Fjord. At first, nothing is happening. And the you notice it's getting dark... learn more
Windows to the Universe, from the University of Michigan, just seems to grow more and more incredible each month. Astronomy is a hook to interdisciplinary resources in the humanities. The summer edition of Science Scope, NSTA publication, is devoted to astronomy and the arts. Sponsored by the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA), this site… learn more
Ever wonder what you might weigh on Mars or The Moon? The Exploratorium has provided a chance to find out. Fill in your weight and see what you'd weigh on different planets and moons, and even on a white dwarf star (heat shield not included). learn more