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Tagged With: space

19 K-8 Space Science Websites

Videos, games, and more–preview them and pick what works for your age group:

  1. 17 Minutes of Terror--Curiosity landing on Marsspace
  2. 100,000 stars–simulation
  3. Build a Space Station
  4. Earthrise–the first time it’s recorded; a video
  5. Land on the Moon
  6. Moon around
  7. Moon—Garfield teaches the Lunar Cycle
  8. Moon—We Choose the Moon
  9. NASA City
  10. NASA For Kids
  11. Solar System in 3D
  12. Solar System Video
  13. Space in 3D
  14. Space Sounds
  15. Space station game
  16. Space Websites
  17. Space–explore it
  18. Spacesuits–clickable
  19. Stardate Online

Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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10 Space Websites That Will Launch Your Class Study

Space units are always exciting. Part of it’s the history, but a lot is that space is our final frontier, a wild  untamed land that man knows so little about. I have a list of over 20 websites I use to support this theme for K-8. Here are 10 of my favorites:

100,000 Stars

100,000 Stars is an interactive visualization of the stellar neighborhood showing the real location of over 100,000 nearby stars. You can zoom in on 87 major named stars including our Sun. There’s a brief introduction and a longer tour students can take to get acquainted with the program. From there, it’s intuitive to use with many of the same browsing tools students are used to from other programs.

100,000 Stars is programmed by space enthusiasts at Google. The introductory music is mesmerizing. Put your headphones on and fly.

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Weekend Website #118: Scale of the Universe

Wondering what’s out there, past our Earthly bounds? Here’s a great website to answer that question.

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Weekend Website #85: 11 Sizzling Space Sites

space websitesI just finished a space unit with my 5th graders and wanted to share some of the websites we visited to support that theme:

  1. 360 degrees Moon View
  2. Land on the Moon
  3. NASA City
  4. Satellite Fly-bys–by zip code
  5. Solar system–3D
  6. Solar system
  7. Space–explore it
  8. Spacesuits–clickable
  9. Space sounds
  10. Space station game
  11. We Choose the Moon

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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and author of two technology training books for middle school. She wrote Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a tech columnist forExaminer.com, Editorial Review Board member for ISTE’s Journal for Computing Teachers, IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything. Currently, she’s seeking representation for a techno-thriller Any suggestions? Contact Jacqui at her writing office, WordDreams, or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

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Weekend Website #75: Solar System Scope

Every Friday I’ll send you a wonderful website that my classes and my parents love. I think you’ll find they’ll be a favorite of your students as they are of mine.

3d space

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Weekend Website #75: Solar System Scope

Every Friday I’ll send you a wonderful website that my classes and my parents love. I think you’ll find they’ll be a favorite of your students as they are of mine.

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Weekend Website #11: Google Moon

Drop by every week to discover what wonderful website my homeschoolers loved this week. I think you’ll find they’ll be a favorite of yours as they are of mine. (more…)

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