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Resources for Teaching About Spaaaaccceeee

April 12, 2011 by Josh Caldwell

Image courtesy Purpleslog on Flickr

I love space.

I wanted to be an astronaut when I was a kid.

I still do.

There are many reasons to be jealous of Science teachers, but the opportunity to speculate about space exploration with wide-eyed kids has got to be near the top of the list. So, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s trip into the cosmos, here’s a list of the space-related web resources that I might use if I taught Science.

See What Yuri Saw – Astonishing HD video shot from the International Space Station combined with actual audio from Gagarin’s mission.

Journey to the Moon – Snagfilm video

A New View of the Galaxy – Exclusive Kepler data visualization by Jer Thorp

Extreme Planet Makeover – Interactive planet builder

Celestia – Free Open Source space simulation app that runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux

WorldWide Telescope – Virtual telescope that runs as a desktop app on Windows or in the browser via Silverlight

We Choose the Moon – Interactive history of the Apollo 11 launch

Ascent – Video commemorating 29 years of shuttle launches

Go for Launch – Time lapse video of the preparation and launch of the Discovery

NASA for Education РA vast expanse of resources, straight from the horses mouth

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