Get off My Planet - Stuff about space

The Challenger Center - Stem at home - grades 3 to 9+  science lessons and planning trips to the Moon and Mars.

NASA and JPL - Living in space

NASA Video, podcast and books

NASA - Take tours of tours of various labs by selecting from a list. Lots of icons to click on. It is worth making the sound work, easy to move and navigate.

NASA - Take a tour through Hubble Mission Control by watching several videos. Pause/finish one video before starting the next or both will play at the same time. Use full screen mode to see everything discussed.

NASA - Take a virtual tour of the Langley VA facility - Tour is a picture with a pretty good zoom feature and a lot of reading. Very informative links in the reading. Good if you are doing a term paper. Best way to find the "tours" is to type "virtual tours" into the search box in the top right. Best part for me was the "Galleries" Most are free to copy and use.  

JPL - View of Mars

JPL - Plans to get samples from Mars

US National Lab and ISS - Science Lessons and Activities


Lesson plans on space and aircraft. (List on left)

Click on the objects for interesting side stories

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum - Lots of links and videos

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Virtual Tour - Get the layout of the building by rotating until you see a green square with the arrow. click on the arrow to go to that hall.  hard to see exhibits - read articles by clicking on images on the right.           

National Air and Space Museum Join your hosts as they tell fascinating stories from one of the world's most visited museums, the National Air and Space Museum, which contains the largest and most significant collection of air- and spacecraft in the world.

  • Have you ever wished on a shooting star? Learn why meteor showers occur, when's the best time to watch and what you're actually looking at (spoiler: most meteors are A LOT smaller than you think).
  • Don't miss a thing! Join the AirSpace hosts for a rewatch of the 1998 film Armageddon to see how many inaccuracies they could find, including a few things that seemed ridiculous, but actually turned out to be true!

Making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in space ORM=VDQVA

Living and Working on the Space Station (Living and Working on the International Space Station.) 

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Discovery Channel - a wide variety of topics including some of the pandering shows but has links to some astronomy stuff listed below.



               - Lots of astronomy stuff including date specific events                                               - lots of space stuff but I would click on Space Flight and Science and Astronomy in the dark blue banner at the top.                            

Free college courses - Credits and certificates are extra - Several Weeks of material - This one has a Star Trek 

Master Class with Astronaut Chris Hadfield - College Level - 2hr 9m - $180

NASA  - We might finally be back in the space business!!  A short article 

Smithsonian walk around the Shuttle Discovery - Let the audio play and when done press the arrow on either side of the screen. This is not a self-guided tour. Space Shuttle Discovery

National Association of Rockets (& LtCol Michael Castania, CAP, NJW)

A Good Time for a Productive Distraction

In NAR we would say anytime is a good time to build a rocket, but in this unsettled moment we are now enduring where much of the country is sequestered at home, building a rocket kit is a productive distraction. As a teacher, your school where you work and your children's school as well may be closed so this unexpected furlough is a chance for their enrichment and your professional development. Hopefully you will have the local retailers who sell rockets that are still open, at least enough to "pick up curbside," but if not there are many vendors online for shopping and delivery. Rockets need only household tools for assembly-white glue, sandpaper, tape, items you probably already have.  In an day of concentrated effort and you will have your bird completed. There are plenty of videos online for help, or see Then you can explore how to use the rocket in your class. There are resources at By the time the weather gets warmer you'll be able to go out and fly, hopefully with your class or a rocket club. The national crisis upon us will pass and we will have clear skies again. Let's build for that day!

Design the vehicles to be the first to race on the moon

Three links that are fun and educational for the Middle School and Below set

Space Exploration Games:

Space: the Final Frontier Activities: Launch students into orbit with Education World activities on the wonders and mystery of pace.

Astronomy: Free interactive resources for teaching Earth and space science. Bring out your students' inner scientist with scientifically accurate models & activities.

Hands-On Astronomy Activities:

Project: Make a Paper Mars Helicopter  

            Plus, new video tutorial!

Project: Code a Mars Helicopter Video Game

            Plus, new video tutorial!

Mars Activities for Students Collection

Mars Lessons for Educators Collection

Learning Space website

Learning Space on YouTube

Walking Through an Exploded Star:

Activity :In conjunction with the virtual tour, answer open questions on the WTES quiz (attached).

Planet Hunters :

Activity:  Catalogue 5 to 10 interesting or relevant screenshots and offer a short explanation for each of them.