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Chandra X-Ray Observatory Image Handouts
Collection of images taken by the Chandra X-ray Observatory, formatted to be printed as a one page handout. Captions explain what is shown.
Provider: Chandra X-Ray Observatory
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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Chandra X-Ray Observatory Podcasts
Sixty-second video podcasts exploring the universe, including stars, galaxies, black holes, and other objects. Audio commentaries explain the significance of each image to astronomical research. .
Provider: Chandra X-Ray Observatory
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Chandra: Interactive Games, Activities, and Quizzes
Online children´s games, puzzles, images, and quizzes based on the Chandra X-ray Observatory, NASA´s flagship mission for X-ray astronomy.
Provider: Chandra X-Ray Observatory
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Chandra: Printable Materials
A variety of printable materials – including children’s activities, games, handouts, and lithographs – relating to the Chandra X-ray Observatory, NASA´s flagship mission for X-ray astronomy.
Provider: Chandra X-Ray Observatory
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Chasing Venus
Online exhibit traces astronomers’ studies of when Venus passes directly between Earth and the Sun. Discusses how scientists have learned about Venus’ transits and used it to measure the distance between the Earth and the sun. . Includes animated models and lesson plans.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): General audience
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Classroom Ready Activities from Chandra X-Ray Observatory
Classroom-ready activities that allow students to explore scientific concepts, using the Chandra mission as a vehicle for learning. Aligned with National Science Education Standards and Project 2061 Benchmarks for Science Literacy.
Provider: Chandra X-Ray Observatory
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Classroom Ready Activities from Chandra X-Ray Observatory
Classroom-ready activities that allow students to explore scientific concepts, using the Chandra mission as a vehicle for learning. Aligned with National Science Education Standards and Project 2061 Benchmarks for Science Literacy.
Provider: Chandra X-Ray Observatory
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Commemorations in the Archives
Brief online exhibition of milestones in the history of flight the breaking of the sound barrier, Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight, and the explosion of the Hindenburg.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Constellations: Wonders Within
Series of printable teaching posters based on data collected from telescopes. Available in low and high resolution.
Provider: Chandra X-Ray Observatory
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Cosmic Survey: What Are Your Ideas About the Universe?
Lesson plan, useful as a pre-unit assessment activity, uses a three-part questionnaire to begin a discussion on where objects are located in space and when they formed. Introduces concepts of structure and evolution of the universe.
Provider: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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CyberCenter
Web site where students “become” planetary researchers and complete three levels of assignments.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Destiny in Space
Teacher’s guide and teaching poster introduce the challenges of space exploration. Topics include muscle response to weightlessness and clothing, communication, and gardening in space.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Discovery
Guided tour introducing students to famous aircraft and spacecraft through the stories of the pilots and astronauts who flew them.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Document Deep Dive: A Firsthand Account of the Hindenburg Disaster
Online primary-source document: testimony given to the Bureau of Air Commerce’s inquiry board by a member of the ground crew. Annotated with comments by the crewman.
Provider: Smithsonian Magazine
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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Earth Today
Real time views of Earth from space showing its atmosphere, oceans, landmasses, and population.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Expedition Diaries
Lesson plan focusing on expeditions to study the Transit of Venus. Students choose an expedition to research, form expedition teams, keep individual diaries, and compare diaries at the end of a simulated expedition.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Expedition Stories
Lesson plan has students write reports or role play stories based on the Transit of Venus expeditions. Students research an expedition then give a presentation to the class in the form of a report, skit, poster, or display.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Explore the Universe
Online exhibition exploring how astronomical tools from Galileos telescope in the early 1600s to the latest high techobservatories on Earth and in space have revolutionized our understanding of the universe.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Exploring the Sky Homepage
Parent's guide designed to teach children about astrology. Focused on the children’s book, Maria’ Comet, about a young girl who longs to study the stars, this module links to hands-on activities and a list of recommended readings for further exploration.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): PreK–3
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Exploring the Universe with Telescopes
Guided tour examining such spacecraft as the Apollo 11 command module and the Skylab Orbital Workshop, as well as the technology and scientific advances that have expanded our horizons.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Extraterrestrial Life and Our World View at the Turn of the Millennium
Website featuring the lecture by astronomer and historian of science Stephen J. Dick, “Extraterrestrial Life and Our World View At the Turn of the Millennium.”.Dr. Dick used as authorities several treasures in the Dibner Library, including the works of Galileo, Giovanni Battista Riccioli, Fontenelle, and Descartes. He imaginatively combined works of these natural philosophers with images recently taken from the Hubble Space Telescope. His speculative discussion with its strong historical underpinnings is bound to attract and retain the attention of astronomers and biologists for generations to come.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Fad to Fundamental: Airmail in America
Website about the history of airmail includes interactive timeline with iconic objects, online game for children, images and descriptions of historic planes, pilot stories, objects, and context of airmail in flight industry.
Provider: National Postal Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Fauna in the Files: Animals in the NASM Archives
Online exhibition featuring photos of animals in, on, and around various aircraft and spacecraft.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Fifty Years of Human Spaceflight
Online exhibition commemorating launches into space by both the U.S. and the Soviet Union in 1961. The exhibition is primarily photographs with extended captions featuring the astronauts and cosmonauts, political leaders, equipment and technology, news stories, and popular culture.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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Forces of Flight Science Demonstration
Science demonstration at the National Air and Space Museum teaching students about the basic scientific principles of air- and space flight through hands-on activities.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Frequently Asked Questions about the Hubble Space Telescope
Two-sided poster/teaching guide. Features a color image of the Hubble Space Telescope in orbit over Earth and information about the function and operation of the Hubble Space Telescope. The brochure provides an overview of the telescope and striking photographs of planets, stars, and galaxies.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Galactic Navigation
Website that introduces students to celestial mapping by making analogies to the earthly system of longitude and latitude.
Provider: Chandra X-Ray Observatory
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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Geography from Space
Web site containing geography quizzes using satellite imagery.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Descriptions of the ongoing research at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Sections include our solar system, stars planets and origins, galaxies, cosmology, laboratory astrophysics, and extreme astrophysics. Includes brief research descriptions and additional project links.
Provider: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Harvard-Smithsonian Digital Video Library
Collection consisting of 350 hours of digital video footage supporting STEM education reform, indexed through a searchable database. Includes source materials for television programs such as A PRIVATE UNIVERSE.
Provider: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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