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.
First grade and up–homeschoolers, students, computer lab, classroom
Space, geography, history, research
You can also access this from the downloaded software for Google Earth. It’s under the satellite tool:
But, the software version doesn’t have all of the neat stuff that comes online, like all of the Apollo missions.
As with Google Mars, the online version doesn’t have that the ability to fly a plane or a jet (using Google Earth’s built-in Flight Simulator) all over the moon (BTW–my students fly all around our galaxy, to other planets, other stars. They think it’s pretty amazing to land on the Sun!)
I get students to the website and leave the rest to their curiosity and the explorative side of human nature. From first grade on, they figure out what to do. Another great student-led activity to teach about space, exploration, science.
This column first appeared in Ask a Tech Teacher I on June 18, 2010. 2010 © AskATechTecher All rights reserved.