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Astronomy or “Space Science”

Astronomy: The Study of Outer Space!

It’s a BIG UNIVERSE! Where would YOU like to go?

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Here is your introduction:

Research Main resources:

  1. Zoom Astronomy (@ Enchanted Learning)
  2. Pebblego
  3. Epic: https://www.getepic.com/app/

 

  1. https://www.brainpop.com/search/?keyword=Galaxies
  2. Could you build a better solar system? https://www.brainpop.com/games/buildasolarsystem/
  3. What do you KNOW? What do you WANT to know?
    1. Here are some questions to get you started: http://www.triviachamp.com/pdf/Basic%20Solar%20System%20Trivia%20Questions.pdf
  4. What is a planet? Check out Windows To The Universe:  http://www.windows2universe.org/our_solar_system/dwarf_planets/planet_definition.html&edu=elem
  5. or http://www.kidsastronomy.com/solar_system.htm
  6. and Pebble Go
  7. Want to see some photos of the universe? Check out ESRI
    1. Try here: http://esripm.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=f737586c543e48428b96df64057ebed0
    2. https://bwmsen.wordpress.com/category/astronomy/?iframe=true&theme_preview=true

By the way, What exactly is the “Big Bang”?

http://www.dkfindout.com/us/space/stars-and-galaxies/big-bang/

And, WHICH PLANET IS YOUR FAVORITE?

Mars Needs Explorers! Morse Code

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/2016/07/11/10-things-july-11

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“You don’t have to wait for announcements from NASA to see amazing pictures from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter yourself. You can wander the planet’s plains and mountains, thanks to the orbiter, which scans the planet in extremely high resolution daily, sending home striking postcards. The team that runs the mission’s main camera just posted a fresh batch, and scrolling through them offers a chance to comb over each nook and cranny in the landscape, almost like you were walking through them in person.

 

Mars: Curiosity

Thanks, Bell Museum, for igniting our interest in Mars and Astronomy!

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  1. Above photo from: http://bunchfamily.ca/20-cool-facts-you-didnt-know-about-the-mars-curiosity-rover/
  2. Windows 2 the universe
  3. http://space-facts.com/mars-curiosity-facts/
  4. http://www.space.com/17963-mars-curiosity.html
  5. What is Curiosity LOOKING FOR?

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Above diagram from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/19344620

Try also: http://www.kidsastronomy.com/mars_explorer.htm

Nasa for Kids:

  1. http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/
  2. http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/kids/
  3. https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/index.html
  4. http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/