Can't Get Enough Astronomy?

Interactive Programs to View the Universe

Microsoft WorldWide Telescope - FREE
The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope—bringing together imagery from the world’s best ground- and space-based telescopes for the exploration of the universe. WWT blends terabytes of images, information, and stories from multiple sources into a seamless, immersive, rich media experience delivered over the Internet. Students of all ages will feel empowered to explore and understand the cosmos using WWT’s simple and powerful user interface.
Works with the interface of your home telescope, you can plot points on Excel and take a personal tour.

We’re pleased to announce a joint initiative with Google Sky to Map the Universe and co-promote live astronomy. All SLOOH member photos will now be integrated into Google Earth/Sky for the world to see, and SLOOH’s live missions will be featured as well. SLOOH also shares the view with schools throughout the world and your membership supports this educational outreach
Purchase an unlimited use card or by the minute with activity books.
2006 Parents' Choice Gold Award  & National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Honor Award & 2004 Duke’s Choice Award
Universe Sandbox - $
Create your own planets, change gravity, alter courses and see what happens

Educational Websites
Exploratorium - Astronomy & Space
Discovery Education - The Universe
Discovery Education - The Solar System
Ology - American Museum of Natural History
NASA Educational Links
The Nine (8) Planets Information about all of our planets, moons and smaller bodies - Free
StarChild - For 14 and Under- Free
Imagine the Universe! by NASA - Age Range:14 and Older- Free

Lesson Plans
Discovery Education
Rutgers Physics & Astronomy Lessons
The Science Spot
Out of this World! - Huge List of Links to more lessons
Digitalised Education - Sorted by grade level
Berkeley Teacher Developed Lessons

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  1. Universal Sandbox looks interesting, I wonder if it's worth the $$?

  2. I have seen it for less than $4 on Steam when it is on sale. Check the reviews and pc minimum requirements to be sure it will run on your computer.
    If you don't think your child will get tired of running simulations, then I think it would be a fun addition to an astronomy unit.


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