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Amazing Space
An interactive website that uses games and activities as well as more in-depth articles to teach and excite children about space. (Learn more)
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Provided by: Space Telescope Science Institute
ASPIRE: Astrophysics Science Project Integrating Research and Education
Interactive science labs and lessons for teachers and students. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: University of Utah
BBC: Science and Nature
This large interactive site has a tremendous amount of information in subjects that range from the human body to space travel. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: BBC
Bill Nye, Science Guy
Bill Nye is the enthusiastic, bow-tied scientist on the Public Broadcasting System. At this site you will find information about Bill Nye, a question of the week, and memos from Bill in the U-Nye-Verse section. When this site was cataloged this memo contained... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: Nye Labs
ISS EarthKam
An image collection of Earth from space with accompanying learning guides and activities to support classes in Earth science, space science, geography, social studies, mathematics, communications and even art. (Learn more)
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Provided by: NASA
NASA eClips
Looking for videos that address STEM topics for the classroom but you don't want them to take up too much class time? NASA has created short videos or eClips for K-12 students that answer that need. Just look for the appropriate grade level... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: NASA
NASA Multimedia Gallery
Experience NASA through their great selection of images, video, and interactive features. (Learn more)
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Provided by: NASA
NASA's Scientific Visualization Center
Sponsored by NASA, high definition visualization, zoomed images of familiar places on earth and from space. Images are complete with detailed explanations of the imagery. The site is well organized and easy to navigate. (Learn more)
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Provided by: Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA's Solar System Exploration
Sponsored by NASA, this site contains abundant resources about the solar system. Teachers resources and student activities are included with the content. QuickTime, MPEG or RealVideo is needed for the video selections. User friendly and easy to navigate. (Learn more)
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Provided by: NASA
NASA's Space Place
Sponsored by NASA, this clever website features information about earth, space and technology through games, activities, and animation. The friendly, attractive interface will easily engage elementary and middle school children in the fantastic world of science.... (Learn more)
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Provided by: NASA
The National Science Foundation
Super scientific articles, audio clips, videos, and interactive features about a panopoly of innovations: the Internet, robots, artificial heart valves, frozen frogs, extrasolar planets, memory, data mining, and more. Get the latest news and classroom resources... (Learn more)
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Provided by: National Science Foundation
Newswise: SciNews
A comprehensive, online database of science news from a variety of science and health publications and institutions. Spanning a wide range of topics such as genetics, disease, environmental studies, technology, energy, and space exploration, this site is a... (Learn more)
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Provided by: NewsWise
Newton BBS
Ask a scientist a question or browse the answers to previously answered questions in categories such as astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, mathematics, and zoology. (Learn more)
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Provided by: Argonne National Laboratory
The Why Files
A webzine that focuses on the science behind the news.  You can read stories about current events and biology, earth & space, environment, health, physical science, social science, and technology.  There is a wide variety of information on the site due to... (Learn more)
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Provided by: University of Wisconsin
Windows to the Universe
A user-friendly, colorful, and exciting learning system on the Earth and Space sciences funded by NASA, this site includes news articles at different reading levels, images, movies, animation, and data sets that explore the Earth and Space sciences and the... (Learn more)
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Provided by: NASA