Solar System
Planetary Journeys
Review the presentation

http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/education/resources/

Lesson plans at http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?Grade=6-8&BenchmarkID=4&DocID=165
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?Grade=6-8&BenchmarkID=4&DocID=165

JPL – NASA Jet Propulsion Lab – home page at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/index.cfm

JPL Solar System page at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/solar_system/planets/planets_index.html
Mars Exploration Program at http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/ rich resource with fun kid’s zone and teaching sites - free poster available
Mars: Latest mission - Phoenix home page at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/phoenix/main.php

Cassini-Huygens home at http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.cfm; Videos! educational project index and overview at http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/education/index.cfm (K-12)
5-8 Grade list at http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/education/edu-58-kitchen.cfm

includes finding worlds at http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/education/pdfs/Finding_Worlds.pdf

Mapping Worlds with Peanuts http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/education/pdfs/Mapping_Worlds.pdf
Build a model of the space probe at http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/kids/activities-model-simple.cfm

Saturn moons
Enceladus multimedia at http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/features/feature20080307.cfm
Titan multimedia at http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/features/feature20070129.cfm

Orbits http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/?orbits
Welcome to the Planets – JPL’s photo collection http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/planets/

SpacePlace Kids Projects at http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/projects.shtml
Excellent Games at http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/games.shtml (Vec Touring - graph to get to the launch)
Teacher’s Page Nasa Space Place for classroom activities http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/educators/teachers_page2.shtml
Construct paper models of various NASA spacecraft http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/kids/papermodels.cfm


Exploratorium Saturn http://www.exploratorium.edu/saturn/index.html Jewel of the Solar System

The Nine Planets http://www.nineplanets.org/ links to multimedia tour of the solar system
Solar Views http://www.solarviews.com/eng/toc.htm with updated info
Windows to the Universe, at http://www.windows.ucar.edu/, is another learner-friendly website featuring "images, movies, animations, and data sets, that explore the Earth and Space sciences and the historical and cultural ties between science, exploration, and the human experience." UCAR is the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. Its Education and Professioal Development page is at http://www.ucar.edu/tools/education.jsp with links to various programs and resources. Hurricane Strike is also a part of UCAR.

Educational resources from the Lunar and Planetary Institute include lesson plans and activities are online at http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/ .


Build a Solar System calculates proportional data for modeling http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/solar_system/index.html

Your age on different planets http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/age/index.html plus some interesting math when you scroll down and
Your weight on different planets http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/index.html

Interactive index at http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/gallery_index.cfm JPL ... kewl

Views and news of the Solar System http://www.solarviews.com/eng/homepage.htm
NASA’s solar system exploration site http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/index.cfm
Galileo Journey to Jupiter http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/galileo/index.html

Sense of Scale:


Online orbit tracker http://www.fourmilab.ch/solar/solar.html ... Solar System Live lets you see the orbits visually on any date you choose; has full solar system and inner planets.


Your Sky
is an interactive planetarium of the Web where you can produce star/sky maps for any time and date, viewpoint, and observing location at http://www.fourmilab.ch/yoursky/

Looking for other planets http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/gallery_index.cfm
Planetary Society http://planetary.org/home/
AMNH Astronomy pages with interactive activities [[http://amnh.org/ology/?channel=astronomy#channel<span|http://amnh.org/ology/?channel=astronomy#channel]]

Astrobiology

Annotated index and links from NASA at http://astrobiology.nasa.gov/nai/education-and-outreach/teachers/

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This booklet, originally produced by NAI in 2000 and updated in 2007, contains five inquiry- and standards-based classroom activities for grades 5-8 and three math extensions spanning topics from "Defining Life," to "Determining the Chances of Extraterrestrial Life." Download the 60-page booklet here:
http://nai.arc.nasa.gov/library/downloads/Astrobiology-Educator-Guide-2007.pdf (5.3MB)
Looking for Life http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/phoenix/phx20070724/

Extremophiles

Astrobiology pages with hand-outs and activities (check out) New one at http://astrobiology.nasa.gov/nai/
http://astrobiology.nasa.gov/nai/education-and-outreach/ includes link for excellent 60-page curriculum guide; this page at http://astrobiology.nasa.gov/nai/education-and-outreach/teachers/#26 has links for TERRIFIC interactives (Scroll Down)

NASA interactive Alien Safari looks at extremophiles on planet earth http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/AlienSafari_launch_page.html

Aliens at the UK Science Museum [[http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/on-line/aliens/play.asp/%7Chttp://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/on-line/aliens/play.asp/%3C/span%3E%3Cspan|http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/on-line/aliens/play.asp\|http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/on-line/aliens/play.asp\]]<span]] style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Trebuchet MS'">Page of interactive games = Play Real or Fake – and links to other lesson plans connecting biology and space at http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/on-line/aliens/education.asp

AMNH Journey to the Deep See Vents http://amnh.org/ology/?channel=earth#features/deepseavent?TB_iframe=true&height=535&width=750