Education Web Sites


Aeronautics, Space Exploration, etc.

Spacelink - On-line Educational activities Nine sets of activities for grades K-8.

Solar System

Destination Mars Activities about Mars in Adobe Acrobat.

Exploring Planets in the Classroom Hands-on science activities from University of Hawaii. Mostly Planetary Science and Geology.

Live from Earth and Mars More than just activities, also includes workshop materials and teacher/student projects.

Mars Exploration Curriculum More activities about Mars

Galileo Mission Education Modules Activites relating to Jupiter and it's moons.

Comet Recipe Make a comet in your classroom.

General Astronomy

Good Astronomy Activites on the WWW from Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

Great site for Astronomy Activities and Background Info from the Lunar and Planetary Institute:

Astronomy with a Stick Solar Astonomy

NASA/MSU-Bozeman CERES Project Educational Activities For grades K-12 following the NASA themes.

Electromagnetic Spectrum

Infrared Activities List of Links to activies about the infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Debunking PseudoScience

Activities about Astrology Demonstrate the difference between Astromony and Astrology and that Astrology is not a science with these great activites from the Astromonical Society of the Pacific.


Practical Uses of Math And Science (PUMAS) Home Page Collection of one-page examples of how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes can be used in interesting settings, including everyday life.


USGS Flagstaff Browse the Solar System

NOAO Image Gallery

Astronomy Picture of the Day A new astronomy-related image every day. Plus archives of all previous images.

LPI Slide sets These can be ordered as slides for a fee or downloaded as .gif files for computer use.

Multiwavelength Milky Way Images of our galaxy in different wavelengths (colors).

PlanetScapes Views of the Solar System - lots of images with descriptions.

NASA Planetary Photojournal Almost every image ever taken by a NASA spacecraft can be found here.

NASA- JSC Digital Image Collection Images taken from shuttle missions and press release images from the manned space program.

Space Missions

JPL Current Missions

Galileo Nearly finished mission to Jupiter and its moons.

Mars Global Surveyor

2001 Mars Odyssey

Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) Succesful mission to an asteroid.

Cassini-Huygens Mission on its way to study Saturn.

Kepler Mission Extra-solar planet search mission.


National Science Teachers Associtation

SETI Education Education webpage from the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.

Bad Astonomy Actually a GOOD Astronomy page that explains what is bad about astronomy in popular media: movies, television, etc. space missions, with an emphasis on manned missions and spacecraft.

The Nine Planets place to go for information about the solar system.

How things work physicist answers you questions.

Support Network Addresses of regional NASA contacts for Public Outreach Support.

Major Education Resources

NASA Space Science Education Resource Directory

Astronomical Society of the Pacific Home of Project ASTRO.

SSDOO Education Outreach Page Launches, news and resources from the Space Science Data Operations Office of NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.

Education Resources Catalog

NASA CORE Central Operation of Resources for Educators.

Challenger Center Challenger Center for Space Science Education.

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space

STScI Public Information Includes links to Hubble images.

NASA Quest Written guides to accompany the Liftoff to Learning video series.

LPI Education Resources List of programs, products and resources from the Lunar and Planetary Institute.

NASA Spacelink An Aeronautics and Space Resource for Education.

Windows to the Universe Web site about Earth and Space sciences. Ingludes games, art, data, and cool stuff.

SSI Education Activities, information, and resources from the Space Science Institute.


NASA Planetary Science Research Discoveries (PSRD) Educational site sharing the latest research on planets, meteorites, and other solar system bodies.

Universe in the Classroom Teacher's Newsletter from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

Hoku Newsletter for Educators and Parents.

Media Sites

NOVA online

Sky and Telescope Magazine

Astronomy Magazine

Sites for Students

The Space Place

Imagine the Universe and other resoures for high school.

Star Child A learning center for young astronomers, 14 and under.


Mars Exploration Extremely comprehensive site about Mars and Mars missions. Includes links to classroom activities and fun stuff.

Mars Academy Activities centering around colonization of Mars.

New Mars Journal of the Mars Society

Mars Education From JPL, maker of Mars missions.

Programs for Students

Stargazers at NAU (summer program for high school students)

Expanding your Horizons Nation-wide program for junior high school girls.

Education Grants

IDEAS Initiative to Develop Education through Astronomy and Space Science.

Native American

On-line Navajo Flash lessons

The Sacred Sky of the Navajo and Pueblo

Created by J. Rathbun, 2001
Last modified (by K. Herrmann): 2 Nov 2010