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Space: Weblinks for Teachers

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This Space unit is part of SEPUP's Issues and Science three-year Middle School program. Each unit of the program incorporates science and engineering concepts and practices with current issues.

Space

 

Activity 1
Exploring Space

All NASA Missions
This page has links to each of NASA's missions.

Hubble Space Telescope
The NASA webpage for information on the Hubble Space Telescope.

Apollo Program
The NASA webpage for information on the Apollo Program.

Cassini Mission
The NASA webpage for information on the Cassini Mission.

Curiosity Rover
The NASA webpage for information on the Curiosity Rover.

Activity 2
The Predictable Moon

Moon Phase Calendar
This website lets you see what the Moon's phases will look like at your location for a specified date. You can also see what time the Moon will rise and set.

Activity 4
Moon Phase Simulation

Moon Phase Simulation
Students will follow the Procedure in the Student Book to interact with this computer simulation.

Activity 5
The Moon's Orbit

Information on Solar Eclipses
You can see images of past solar eclipses as well as the dates of when and locations where the next solar eclipses will occur.

Information on Lunar Eclipses
This site has information on past and upcoming lunar eclipses.

Activity 7
A Year Viewed from Space

SEPUP Seasons Interactive
Students will follow the Procedure in the Student Book to interact with this computer simulation.

Sunrise, Sunset, and Sun Angle
This site provides information on when the Sun will rise and set for your location. It also provides information on the Sun's highest angle in the sky for a given day and location.

Activity 10
Observing Objects in Space

Video: Tonight's Sky
Every month a new video details what can be observed in the night's sky for people in the Northern Hemisphere.

Tonight's Sky
Every week this site is updated with some interesting space objects that can be observed in the night's sky for that week.

Activity 12
How Big are the Planets?

Extension 2: Scale Model of the Solar System
Students will use the scale they created in this activity and the latitude and longitude of where they live to see how large their scale solar system model would be if they made both the distances and the sizes of the planets to scale.

Activity 16
Modeling Gravity

Simulation: Modeling Gravity
Students will follow the Procedure in the Student Book to interact with this computer simulation.