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Lesson Plans (4) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (2) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Assessments (3) Any activity or resource teachers use to help gauge student progress.
Informational Materials (9) Textual information containing useful facts or information. Interactives/Games (8) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (9) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities.
Teacher Tools (2) An extensive set of online resource tools teachers can use to enhance student learning or increase teacher productivity often useful across grade levels and/or subject areas (Aligned to professional learning standards instead of content standards).


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Auroras: Paintings in the Sky
http://cse.ssl.berke...
Students go on a tour of auroral phenomena through research images and taped interviews with scientists. Diagrams and text provide background on qualitative magneto-dynamics, and explanations of locations of auroral zones on the Earth. Variations in color are used to introduce ideas about spectroscopy.

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Astronomy/Seasons
http://science-class...
This is a complete resource for the study of Astronomy.

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Black Hole
http://www.discovery...
This is a lesson plan on black holes.

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My Life as a STAR!
http://www.discovery...
Lesson plan teaching the life cycle of a star.

Podcasts


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Earth, Sun, Moon Activity
http://www.bbc.co.uk...
Concepts of the Earth, Sun, and Moon are identified in this animated video.

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Astronomy/Seasons
http://science-class...
This is a complete resource for the study of Astronomy.

Assessments


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Solar System: Know Your Planets
http://www.neok12.co...
This site offers a quiz to test students' knowledge about the planets. A video is included that students can watch as review and/or remediation.

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Earth, Sun, Moon Quiz
http://www.bbc.co.uk...
The concepts of the Earth, Sun, & Moon are placed in a 10 question quiz to assess mastery.Quiz is computer graded.

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Astronomy/Seasons
http://science-class...
This is a complete resource for the study of Astronomy.

Informational Materials


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Components of Our Solar System
http://science.natio...
This website helps student to identify the sun and earth moons as components of our solar system.

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Water on the Move Current Events
http://www.mos.org/o...
This site contains great information and experiments. Learn what makes ocean currents flow on this page from the Museum of Science's "Oceans Alive!" Read about some major ocean currents and discover the effects of wind, sun, continents, density, salinity, El Nino, and the Coriolis Effect on currents.

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Solar system
http://www.nineplane...
This website is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of the planets, moons and other objects in our solar system. Each page has my text and NASA's images, some have sounds and movies, most provide references to additional related information.

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Planets in our solar system
http://www.enchanted...
Discusses the planets and their relationship to the sun.

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Constellations
http://www.dibonsmit...
This website provides detailed information about eighty-eight of the most common constellations.

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Super Sun
http://csep10.phys.u...
Informational material about sun spots and sun weather.

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Outer Space
http://www.kidsastro...
This is a free astronomy resource designed to teach children about the exciting world of outer space.

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Astronomy/Seasons
http://science-class...
This is a complete resource for the study of Astronomy.

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Seeing the Shuttle!
http://www.nasa.gov/...
Site that gives up-to-the-minute data and pictures about NASA current space exploration.

Interactives/Games


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Components of Our Solar System
http://science.natio...
This website helps student to identify the sun and earth moons as components of our solar system.

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Secret Worlds-The Universe Within
http://www.micro.mag...
Take an incredible virtual journey that begins in far, far outer space and ends inside subatomic particles of a leaf on a tree that is located at Florida State University. This site can also be used to teach Powers of Ten (Scientific Notation).

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The Life Cycle of a Star Applet
http://www.cascaeduc...
This applet has been designed to help students gain a better understanding of the life cyle of a star. The cartoon character, Stellar Sam, guides students through the various stages in the lifecycle of stars using an example of a star similar to the Sun, as well as a much more massive star.

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Solar System: Know Your Planets
http://www.neok12.co...
This site offers a quiz to test students' knowledge about the planets. A video is included that students can watch as review and/or remediation.

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Awesome Auroras
http://ds9.ssl.berke...
Interactive that teaches about Auroras.

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Space Quizzer
https://itunes.apple...
This is an app for both Android and Apple devices. It helps improve students' knowledge of the Solar System and manned space flight in fun quiz game. Activities help to improve students knowledge of the universe, and learn more about people behind mankind’s exploration of space.

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Outer Space
http://www.kidsastro...
This is a free astronomy resource designed to teach children about the exciting world of outer space.

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Astronomy/Seasons
http://science-class...
This is a complete resource for the study of Astronomy.

Learning Activities


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Water on the Move Current Events
http://www.mos.org/o...
This site contains great information and experiments. Learn what makes ocean currents flow on this page from the Museum of Science's "Oceans Alive!" Read about some major ocean currents and discover the effects of wind, sun, continents, density, salinity, El Nino, and the Coriolis Effect on currents.

Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
Secret Worlds-The Universe Within
http://www.micro.mag...
Take an incredible virtual journey that begins in far, far outer space and ends inside subatomic particles of a leaf on a tree that is located at Florida State University. This site can also be used to teach Powers of Ten (Scientific Notation).

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The Life Cycle of a Star Applet
http://www.cascaeduc...
This applet has been designed to help students gain a better understanding of the life cyle of a star. The cartoon character, Stellar Sam, guides students through the various stages in the lifecycle of stars using an example of a star similar to the Sun, as well as a much more massive star.

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Auroras: Paintings in the Sky
http://cse.ssl.berke...
Students go on a tour of auroral phenomena through research images and taped interviews with scientists. Diagrams and text provide background on qualitative magneto-dynamics, and explanations of locations of auroral zones on the Earth. Variations in color are used to introduce ideas about spectroscopy.

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Outer Space
http://www.kidsastro...
This is a free astronomy resource designed to teach children about the exciting world of outer space.

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Planets in a Bottle
http://science1.nasa...
This is a great website, from NASA, that has experiments for students to simulate the planets.

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Earth, Sun, Moon Activity
http://www.bbc.co.uk...
Concepts of the Earth, Sun, and Moon are identified in this animated video.

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Astronomy/Seasons
http://science-class...
This is a complete resource for the study of Astronomy.

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In the life of a STAR!
http://teacherweb.co...
This activity teaches the life cycle of a star!

Teacher Tools


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Planets in a Bottle
http://science1.nasa...
This is a great website, from NASA, that has experiments for students to simulate the planets.

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Astronomy/Seasons
http://science-class...
This is a complete resource for the study of Astronomy.

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