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    NASA Education Programs - Portal for accessing educational programs and services offered by NASA for the American educational community.

    NASA Central Operation of Resources for Educators (CORE) - A national distribution center for NASA's audiovisual educational materials. For a minimal fee, NASA CORE will provide educators unable to visit one of the NASA Educator Resource Centers with materials through its mail order service.

    NASA Classroom of the Future Program - The COTF at Wheeling Jesuit University develops and conducts research on technology-based learning materials that challenge students to solve problems by using datasets and other information resources provided by the four strategic enterprises of NASA: Aero-Space Technology, Human Exploration and Development of Space, Earth Science Enterprise, and Space Science.

    Ask the Space Scientist: FAQ page - Archive of answers from this site which receives 30-50 questions a day about the earth, the moon, the cosmos, and other space topics; a NASA site.

    NASA Educator Resource Center Network - NASA provides expertise and facilities to help educators access and utilize science, mathematics, and technology instructional products aligned with national standards and appropriate state frameworks and based on NASA's unique mission and results

    Electronic Resources for Educators from NASA - List of links to earth and space science educational materials throughout the Web.

    Exploration In Education - a NASA-supported program of the Special Studies Office (SSO) of the Space Telescope Science Institute features Electronic Picture Books

    Origins Education Outreach - Educational portal with educator resources, scientist resources, answers to FAQ, curriculum support, and research topics about the NASA Origins Program.

    Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program - SHARP, sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is designed for students who have demonstrated an interest in and aptitude for mathematics, science, engineering and technology (MSET). Held during the summer at 11 NASA locations. Eligibility information and application form available.

    NASA Quest - Dedicated to bringing NASA people and science to classrooms through the internet. Space Team Online, Aerospace Team Online, Solar System Online, and Deep Space Online. NASA Quest is the ultimate resource for educators and kids interested in meeting and learning about NASA people and space science.

    Thursday's Classroom - News, research, lesson plans and educational activities from NASA.

    Basics of Space Flight Learners' Workbook - The goal of this training module from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is to provide an aid for identifying and understanding the general concepts associated with space flight in general and deep space missions in particular.

    NASA Student Involvement Program (NSIP) - an educational program of investigations and learning activities for students in grades K-12. NSIP facilitates learning in science, mathematics, technology, and geography.

    Glenn Learning Technologies Project - K-12 educator resources, aeronautic educational resources, and internet access research.

    Space Science Education Resources - Includes links to NASA Affiliated sites, Professional Organizations and Standards,Schools/Museums/Planetariums, and more, from the Space Science Data Operations Office of NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

    Exploring Technology with Satellite Imagery - An educational outreach program based at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center that allows your students (grades 6-12) to post process raw, realtime, remote sensing image data from satellites.

    Spacelink - NASA Educational Products - Listed in this area are the current NASA educational products available on Spacelink. Throughout the year NASA produces new items and revises existing products. The publication number shown with the product indicates its version.

    NASA Genesis Mission Outreach - An abundance of standards-based science education materials allows teachers, students, and the public to study the sun and solar system origins as a NASA mission unfolds.

    Origins: Timeline of the Universe - This NASA tutorial follows the 15-billion-year-long history of the Universe.

    You Be The Scientist - The goal is to increase interest and aptitude in the fields of math, science, and technology at the middle and secondary levels to develop technical literacy.

    NASA's SSDOO Summer Intern Activities - Each summer the Space Science Data Operations Office hosts a number of interns from various education programs supported by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center(GSFC). Students from different colleges/ universities across the country and several local high schools join staff members for six to eight weeks to work on various scientific and technical tasks.

    Imagine The Universe! - Dedicated to a discussion about our Universe... This site from NASA is intended primarily for ages 14 and up. If you are interested in a lower level, more basic discussion about astronomy and space exploration, try StarChild site.

    Liftoff to Space Exploration - Up-to-date information about space, includes facts about launches, satellites, space stations, and astronaut training.

    ARC Kids & Teachers Page - NASA Ames Research Center educational outreach activities seek to stimulate student interest in science, mathematics, and technology, to attract students to career paths in these areas, and to enhance the knowledge and skills of faculty at all levels.

    NASAexplores: Express Lessons and Online Resources for K-12 - Provides free weekly K-12 educational articles and lesson plans on current NASA projects. Printable and downloadable, these supplemental curriculum resources meet national education standards.

    PURSUE - The NASA Preparation for University Research of Students in Undergraduate Education (PURSUE) Program at the University of New Mexico is a program for mathematics, science, engineering, and technology undergraduates to participate in hands-on research projects.

    NASA Spacelink-An Aeronautics & Space Resource for Educators - One of NASA's electronic resources specifically developed for use by the educational community. It is a comprehensive electronic library that contains current information related to NASA's aeronautics and space research.

    Destination: Earth - NASA's Earth Science Enterprise is an initiative to advance Earth science.

    A Space Library - A mixture of space-related images and programs which will help you visualize the Solar System and NASA space missions using computer graphics.A solar system simulator lets you view any body in the solar system from any other. There are maps and images of the surfaces of planets, and accurately-rendered star backgrounds that include up to one million stars.

    High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center - Education and Public Outreach Activities at the HEASARC/NASA

    Women of NASA - Interactive project designed to encourage young women to pursue careers in math, science and technology by providing as role models outstanding women working in diverse fields at NASA

    The Science of Star Trek - Is Star Trek really a science show? Could people really DO the fantastic things they do on the Star Trek programs?

    ILIAD - Your Personal Offline Search Engine; A NASA/JSC Learning Technologies Project that is particularly useful for the vision-impaired.

    The Remote Sensing Tutorial - This is a very exhaustive on-line tutorial approach to learning about the role of space science and technology in monitoring the Earth's surface and atmosphere. It is sponsored by the Applied Information Science Branch at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and will serve as a primer for the new user as well as a teaching tool for the educational community.

    WebStars: Astrophysics in Cyberspace - This list of astronomical resources created by the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. It is intended as a resource for users who have a general interest in astronomical topics.

    Goddard Space Flight Center Eclipse Page - Learn About the Total Solar Eclipse of February 1998 and visit the links to other sites on eclipse information.

    J-Track Satellite Tracking - Shuttle, Mir, and other satellite tracking Java Applet which also shows Day/Night and near current weather conditions--a NASA site

    Science Links - The science section of Imagine the Universe! from NASA.

    Space Team Online (STO) - Hosted by NASA's Quest Project, STO is a location on the Internet that allows Internet users to interact with members of NASA, and publish their work online. Live activities include Web chats with members of NASA.

    The RXTE Learning Center - a forum for explaining the science the satellite RXTE does, as well as striving to introduce concepts of X-ray astronomy to the public and to provide teachers with data and lesson plans that can be used in the classroom. This NASA site also includes descriptions of discoveries RXTE has made. Ages: Upper High School to adult.

    Welcome to the Minority University-SPace Interdisciplinary Network (MU-SPIN) Website! - MU-SPIN is a comprehensive educational initiative of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and Other Minority Universities (OMUs). The focus of the program is on the transfer of advanced computer networking technologies to HBCUs and OMUs and their use for supporting multi-disciplinary research.

    Project STELLAR: The Care and Feeding of Black Holes - The Care and Feeding of Black Holes; How Can You See Something that Swallows Light?

    NASA Spacelink Cool Picks - There is no single definition of cool, but here we have gathered some of the intriguing NASA materials and sites for your review.

    Robotics Education Project at Ames - REP is dedicated to encouraging people to become involved in science and engineering, particularly robotics. NASA will need many people with skills in these areas in the next decades to continue space exploration.

    NASA Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities - Sponsored by NASA and administered by the Texas Space Grant Consortium, this program provides a unique academic experience for undergraduate students to successfully propose, design, fabricate, fly and evaluate a reduced-gravity experiment of their choice over the course of six months. The overall experience includes scientific research, hands-on experimental design, test operations and educational/public outreach activities.

    NASA Quest Calendar of Events - Monthly calendar of webcasts for school educators and kids interested in meeting and learning about NASA people and space science.

    Educational Resources from TOPEX/Poseidon - Oceans, climate, and satellite altimetry resources for kids, teachers, and the general public.

    Neurolab Online - Students and teachers are invited to join NASA personnel in studying brain and nerves in space.

    The Space Place - The Space Place is a NASA site for children and adults with fun activities and amazing facts related to the exploration of space--past, current, and future.

    Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program - NASAs program for enrichment of high school students is the Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program (SHARP). SHARP is designed to attract underrepresented minorities and women to aerospace careers.

    NASA's Observatorium - A public access site for Earth and space data. We have pictures of the Earth, planets, stars, and other cool stuff, as well as the stories behind those images.

    NASA Connect - An award-winning series of instructional programs designed to enhance the teaching of math, science and technology concepts in grades 5-8; establishes the "connection" between the mathematics, science, and technology concepts taught in the classroom and NASA research.

    MAEL - Educators across the U.S. are being offered a unique opportunity to explore how technology can be used as a tool to transform learning. NASA's Mobile Aeronautics Education Laboratory (MAEL) eases students and teachers into the "classroom of tomorrow" by bringing a technology-assisted classroom to their hometown.

    The Teacher's Corner: Multidisciplinary Classroom Activities - A multidisciplinary resource for lesson plans, study guides, and laboratory activities for middle school to college level. Math, Chemistry, Physics, and Astronomy are all taught through the single unifying theme of the exciting world of high-energy astrophysics! The Teacher's Corner also includes information on NASA programs and opportunities.

    Glenn Icing Research Center Virtual Tour - Take a virtual tour of the NASA Glenn IRT, the oldest and largest refrigerated icing wind tunnel in the world. It has been used to research ice detection systems and develop icing technologies used on many of today's aircraft.

    EarthKAM - A NASA sponsored program that provides stunning, high quality photographs of our planet taken from the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. Since 1996, EarthKAM students have taken thousands of photographs of Earth by using the world wide web to direct a digital camera on select space flights.

    Mathmatical Thinking in Physics - Articles, essays, and problems designed for students to learn more about the importance of math in the study and application of physics.

    Mission to Geospace - An International Solar Terrestrial Physics outreach educational site for the general public to learn more about the sun-earth connection, the earth's magnetosphere, and solar features and interactions with earth.

    NASA Space Science Education Resource Directory - This Directory is a convenient way to find NASA space science products for use in classrooms, science museums, planetariums, and other settings.

    Engine Engineering - Design a jet engine and fly a mission at this engine design page of the Propulsion Systems Analysis Office at the NASA Glenn Research Center.

    Earth to Orbit - The ETO Engineering Design Challenges Program connects students in their classrooms with the challenges faced by NASA engineers as they design the next generation of aerospace vehicles. Students in grades 6-9 work on design challenges with their teachers. These design challenges help students achieve national goals in science, mathematics, and thinking skills.

    NASA Aeroquiz - Aeroquiz page of the Propulsion Systems Analysis Office at the NASA Glenn Research Center.At the beginning of every week, we'll post an aerospace-related riddle or trivia question as a shameless way to attract attention to our group and web page.The winning answer will be chosen from all correct submissions.(High School level)

    Project SkyMath - Making Mathematical Connections is designed for middle school mathematics teachers. It is a middle school mathematics module using the science and language of patterns to explore the weather by incorporating real-time weather data.

    Robotics Education Project - A NASA project dedicated to encouraging people to become involved in science and engineering, particularly building robots. Visit this website to learn about robotics competitions and how to get involved.

    NASA Academy - The intent of this program is to give the selected college students a working knowledge of NASA and its programs. The Academy accomplishes this through interactive sessions with leaders within government, industry, and academia and research in NASA's laboratories.

    Kids - Laugh & Learn - Explore these JPL and NASA kid sites for out-of-this-world fun and learning.

    LDAPS: LEGO Design and Programming System - Introduces engineering into K-12 education

    NASA Aeronautics Match Game - Concentration game from the Propulsion Systems Analysis Office at the NASA Glenn Research Center.

    The Inspire Project - A non-profit scientific, educational corporation whose objective is to bring the excitement of observing natural and manmade radio waves in the audio region to high school students. INSPIRE is an acronym for "Interactive NASA Space Physics Ionosphere Radio Experiments". Since 1990, The INSPIRE Project has been involved in the investigation of very low frequency (VLF) radio signals in the earth's magnetosphere.

    A Student's Guide to Astrobiology - An online guide to the origin, evolution, and distribution of life in the Universe as well as all other aspects of space exploration.

    Moonbuggy Race - In this annual competition, students are required to design a vehicle that addresses a series of engineering problems that are similar to problems faced by the original Moonbuggy team.

    JPL Education and Outreach - The NASA Field Center Jet Propulsion Laboratory Educational Outreach web site acts as a directory to the resources available to teachers, students and the general public on the topic of space exploration.

    Astrobiology Education - Links to the best educational sites for students to learn about Astrobiology.

    NASA Astrobiology Academy 2001 - A unique summer institute of higher learning whose goal is to help guide future leaders of the U.S. Space Program by giving them a glimpse of how the whole system works. The Academy is an intense summer experience at Ames Research Center at Moffett Field in California.

    NASA Academy - NASA's premier leadership training program. Selected college students work on-site with Center researchers, visit other NASA Centers and NASA Headquarters, and meet aerospace business leaders during a 10-week session designed to build leadership skills and give the students a glimpse of the aerospace industry as a whole. There are Academies at four NASA Centers.

    Fun Activities for Students - A list of links to aerospace sites with fun things for kids.

    Beginner's Guide to Aeronautics - The site was prepared at NASA Glenn to provide background information for secondary math and science teachers on the basic aerodynamics of airplanes. Students of all ages are welcomed.

    The ROVer Ranch- K-12 Experiments in Robotic Software - NASA's place to learn about robotic engineering, the development of robots and use a 3-D VRML simulation to run a robot you build. Build, test and run Remote Operating Vehicles in simulated environments.

    Goddard DAAC Educational Resources - We are one of the Mission to Planet Earth (MTPE) data centers. The data are used to study changes in Earth's atmosphere, lithosphere,hydrosphere, and biosphere. We are developing educational materials for the high school and college level that may be used for personal and classroom enhancement of scientific knowledge.

    NASA Student Team Experiment Competition - This NASA program is designed for high school students. Student teams will develop a proposal for a microgravity experiment for a NASA drop tower. Five winning proposals will be selected, and those five teams will proceed to build their experiment and test them at a NASA drop tower!

    Windows to the Universe - An extensive and graphics intensive astronomical learning system. Learn all about the Earth and Space Sciences.A NASA sponsored site.

    Outer Planets/Solar Probe Project - Challenge yourself to learn about some of the hottest, coldest & farthest, and hardest to reach regions of our Solar System! The Europa, Pluto-Kuiper Express, and the Solar Probe take you to the world of our outer planets and the sun.

    Space Educators Handbook - A NASA list of great space-related sites for educational use.

    Space Educators Comics - Includes Apollo 13, the Charles Lindberg Story, The Wilbur and Orville Wright Story, and Aero and Space in comic book format for students.The on-line comic called "Aero & Space" is authored and drawn by the graphics group at NASA's Langley Research Center. It is an outstanding creation which has done much to encourage the pursuit of space education.

    Welcome to Jackson and Tull's PCs IN SPACE - Freeware interactive educational Earth and space science software.

    Days of Air and Space Calendar - Click on a month and learn what happened on this day in history in the space program.

    Handbook Cool Hidden Stuff - Items which are hidden links from top level pages of the Space Educators Handbook are found here.Read the account given by Jim Lovell of the Apollo 13 rescue in April of 1970 or read about the death of a star. What famous comic strip characters travelled to the Moon? Read about the astronauts communicating by HAM RADIO with operators on Earth and over 20 more cool hidden facts.

    University of Wisconsin NASA Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program Team - The B.O.R.G. Freeflyer is a robot being produced by a University of Wisconsin--Madison team for the NASA Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program.

    Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network - The NASA Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program SHARP PLUS is a research-based mentorship program. During their eight-week SHARP PLUS research experiences, apprentices work with industry-or university-based mathematics, science, and engineering (MSE) professionals and engage in "hands-on" research.

    NASA Spinoff 1995 - Spinoff 1995 is organized in three sections: the first outlines NASA's mainline effort, the major programs that generate new technology and therefore replenish and expand the bank of technical knowledge available for application, the second contains a representative sampling of spinoff products and processes that resulted from applications of technology originally developed to meet NASA aerospace goals, and the third describes the various mechanisms NASA employs to stimulate technology transfer and lists contract sources for further information about an e Technology Transfer Program.

    Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics - A resource about the world of space off our planet. Created and maintained at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, this site offers the latest in information and education about the region of space from our Sun through all nine planets and just beyond.

    From Stargazers to Starships - The motion of Earth in space, Newtonian mechanics, spaceflight and spacecraft, and a math refresher, on a high school level. This site deals with the world of gravity--of massive planets and stars, and the way spaceflight is achieved despite their strong pull.

    Johnson Space Center Education & Student Programs - Programs for K-12, university students, educators, minorities and women, and additional resources and links for all grades.

    NASA Glenn Educational Activities - Targeted to educators and students in our six-state region (MN,WI,MI,IL,IN & OH), we encourage students through classroom presentations, guided tours of our facility, teacher resources, and an online collection of K-12 resources developed under the High Performance Computing and Communication project.

    STARDUST Microchips - STARDUST was launched on February 7, 1999 carrying microchips.Two of the microchips are inside the Sample Return Capsule, and will return back to Earth with the capsule in the year 2006. The other two chips are on the spacecraft body and will remain in space forever. We have a listing of all of the names that have been inscribed onto the microchips.You can search for your name.

    Measuring Rainfall from Space - Teacher lesson plans, activities and movies devoted to learning about how rainfall is measured from space.

    SeaWiFS: Teachers Resources - Monitoring the Earth from Space with SeaWiFS.An online presentation about ocean color..

    Marshall Space Flight Center Education - This site provides information, contacts, and resources for its education and outreach programs.

    Texas Aerospace Scholars Program - Johnson Space Center's educational outreach program for Texas high school students to learn online and then apply for a one week internship at the center.

    Aerospace Resources for Education - A wide range of NASA online educational programs, products, and services that are designed to capture the interest of students while helping educators incorporate the exciting work of NASA's Aerospace Technology Enterprise into math, science, and technology curricula at all levels.

    IMAGERS - The Adventure of Echo the Bat - Interactive Adventure for kids and a Teacher's Guide which combine to introduce students to remote sensing and biodiversity from a constructivist approach.The Teacher's Guide contains classroom activities and lesson plans that provide a structure to integrate the interactive adventure into the classroom.(NASA)

    Welcome to COOLSpace! - "You be the Scientist", earth images from space, and virtual trips are on this NASA site which strives to involve more students in the study of COOL (Communications Over Obscure Locations) Space.

    NASA Educational Links for Earth ScienceThe Science Education Gateway - SEGway (formerly SII) is a collaborative NASA project which brings together the expertise of NASA scientists, science museums, and K-12 educators to produce NASA science-based Earth and space science curricula for classroom and public use via the World Wide Web.

    SOLAR - Students On-Line Atmospheric Research - The SOLAR web site introduces students and teachers to one of NASA's major satellite-based programs designed to study the Earth's atmosphere, the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III (SAGE III).

    NASA "Why?" Files - A series of instructional programs consisting of a television broadcast, print, and on-line elements. Emphasizing standards-based instruction, problem-based learning, and science as inquiry, the series seeks to motivate students in grades 3-5 to become critical thinkers and active problem solvers. Each program supports the national mathematics, science, and technology standards.

    Aerospace Team Online - Connects students to information on flight simulators and wind tunnels, and enables them to communicate with NASA employees who are conducting aerodynamic research.

    Off to a Flying Start - Project helps K-4 students learn basic principles related to airplane design and the theory of flight.

    Telescopes In Education - K-12 students worldwide can remotely control research-quality telescopes and cameras from computers in the classroom.

    Aeronautics Activities - Contains many ready-made K-12 lessons, activities, and experiments that deal with the science of aerodynamics.

    Beginner's Guide to Propulsion - Provides information on propulsion for the K-12 audience.

    Distance Learning Workshops - Offers virtual NASA visits through workshops on numerous aerospace-related topics using videoconferencing technology.

    Free Software Downloads - NASA's Glenn Research Center offers five applets to instruct students in the basics of aerodynamics.

    Project SPACE - Features libraries of K-12 activities, images, movies, games, and discoveries relating to our solar system.

    The NASA Qwhiz - A Prime Online Game - A real-time, multi-player K-12 web game for math and science teachers and students.

    Solar System Online - Provides the K-12 educational community with new, exciting information on space science, project information, and interaction with astronomers and space scientists.

    Kids Science News Network! - A series of newsbreaks that present basic science concepts to kids of all ages. These "spots" are free and available to broadcasters for use on commercial, public access, and PBS stations.

    SIMON - School Internet Manager Over Networks - A search tool for educators.

    Destination Tomorrow - A series of five, 30-minute educational programs that focus on NASA research. Produced in a magazine-style format, the goal of the series is to increase scientific literacy.

    Space Optics Manufacturing Technology Center--Education - Offers educator guides, information, and project details related to NASA's space optics program.

    Scale Model Demo of Solar System - This demonstration uses NASA's Starship 2040 to illustrate the size of the planets and the distances between them.

    Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program at Goddard - NASA Goddard SHARP - Learn how to apply, meet the 1998 and 1999 SHARP apprentices, and apply for scholarships.

    NASA Educational Workshops - NASA-funded summer workshops for K-12 teachers. Educators will be provided with an opportunity to observe NASAs state-of-the-art research and development through direct interaction with NASA scientists, engineers, technicians, and educational specialists at a NASA Field Center. Travel, housing, and meal expenses are provided by NASA. Graduate credit is available. The two-week workshops occur during mid-June through mid-August.


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