ALEX Learning Assets
Title: Space Tech: Exploring the Solar System
Digital Tool: The Spaceplace
Digital Tool Description: This NASA sponsored student website is a great resource for students in middle school and high school interested in space science and astronomy. The “Parents and Educators” section provides an extensive list of resources including other websites, activities and lesson plans for the classroom, newsletters, games, image galleries, question and answer forums, and much more. (This description is taken from the Spaceplace website.)
Title: Comparing the Size of Earth to Other Planets
Digital Tool: NOVA
Digital Tool Description: This interactive website allows students to tour the Solar System using NASA calculations.
Digital Tool: Explain Everything
Digital Tool Description: Students will use Explain Everything to create and present information about planets, asteroids, comets, and satellites. Explain Everything will allow students to create a presentation using an interactive whiteboard which will allow you do animate, annotate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere.
Title: Explore the Solar System
Digital Tool: NASA Space Interactives
Digital Tool Description: Students use this interactive to discover information about each of the planets as well as asteroids, comets, and satellites. If NASA has a mission there you can click on it to learn more. This interactive will allow you to play games as you learn about different items in the Solar System.