Places to find Citizen Science projects (they aren't all astronomy related):
Citizen Science Central (Cornell Lab of Ornithology) http://www.birds.cornell.edu/citscitoolkit/projects read more »
NASA and Microsoft collaborated to create a Web site where Internet users can have fun while advancing their knowledge of Mars. read more »
Help scientist do real science by helping to identify surface features on the Moon - craters and boulders. A fun way to get involved in real science using real data.
Updated Rockets Educator Guide (2008).
History of rockets, how rockets work, applying Newton's Laws. read more »
- Comet on a Stick activity - Grade level 3-5
- Children's Activities
- What is a Comet?
- Comet Sisters Story & Activity Extension
- Extreme Navigation - Grade level 5-8 read more »
Most people enjoy getting out under a clear night sky to gaze up at the beautiful tapestry of stars and planets overhead. But what if you can't tell Polaris from Pollux, or Saturn from Sagittarius? read more »
A planisphere (pronounced "plane is feer") is a device that represents the sphere of stars on a plane surface. read more »
Units of lesson plans:
Our Star the Sun
School-to-School - connect with other classrooms using this moderated and sage web-based communication tool for young students read more »
Resource Guide to the Moon for Educators
Available from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific read more »
On the Moon Educator Guide
Grades: 3-12 and Informal
Product Number: EG-2009-02-05-MSFC read more »