Space Education

Space Camps

Young Astronauts Space School Australia
**http://www.yassa.com.au/** (includes registration forms and state space camps)

Teacher Resources


Lesson Plans:

Earth and the Solar System - http://www.sasta.asn.au/qualityscience/middleyears/RoachLessons1.html (Mike Roach)
Journey into Space - http://www.sasta.asn.au/qualityscience/middleyears/RoachLessons2.html (Mike Roach)
Our Place in Space - http://www.sasta.asn.au/qualityscience/middleyears/RoachLessons3.html (Mike Roach)
Rocketry http://www.spacegrant.hawaii.edu/class_acts/GravityRocketDoc.html


Resources:

General Resources:

Exploring the Planets in the Classroom Resources - http://www.spacegrant.hawaii.edu/class_acts/

Webquests

Space Colony Webquest - http://www.coollessons.org/spacecolony.htm#INTERPLANETARY_SURVEYOR
Criteria and Task Sheet for a Year 10 Science Class

NASA - International Space Station Plant Research Webquest - http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/events/cotf/webquest/index.html#introduction

Games:

Space Doctor Game (http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/playspace/games/spacedoctor/)

Education at NASA - get on the mailing list

Add yourself to their email list - http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/mailinglist/index.html

MP3 - Podcasts

May 2008 night sky guide and podcast - http://www.sydneyobservatory.com.au/blog/?p=804
Includes podcast and pdf starchart for Night Sky in Sydney, Australia
Nick Lomb Podcast -

Interactive Applications

Java Application - can set location and time worldwide and use as a projection or save as a pdf
http://skychart.skytonight.com/observing/skychart/skychart.asp
Exemplar pdf:

Teacher Tube Video

Year 3 Example of a Videocast of A to Z in Space -

One Small Step Video:


NASA Mini-videos and Teaching Materials
The Educational Materials section of NASA's Web site offers classroom activities, educator guides, posters and other types of resources that are available for use in the classroom.
Materials are listed by type, grade level and subject. - http://search.nasa.gov/search/edFilterSearch.jsp?empty=true

Some Examples Include:
What Is Atmospheric Pressure? http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/What_is_Atmospheric_Pressure.html

Targeting students in grades 5-8, these video clips from the NASA CONNECTâ„¢: Geometry and Algebra: The Future Flight Equation DVD show students how NASA engineers develop experimental aircraft. http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/NASAs_Experimental_Plane.html

Importance of Mathematics in Space Exploration: Calculating a Rendezvous.-- http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/Importance_of_Mathematics_in_Space_Exploration.html