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A collection of classroom resources by Scoilnet

World Space Week (4 - 10 October). Resources will be continually added in preparation for the celebration. Best to view animations on a PC - flash/ swf player required for some resources. Recommended space websites for news on recent exploration include ESA, NASA Kids and NASA.

 

 


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Day and Night Animation

http://www.metlink.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/24hrs.swf Added: 15 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Ionsamhlú

The earth spins once every 24 hours. The animation demonstrates this concept along with the formation of night and day. Simple brief animation but very visual and clear to understand.

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Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 04. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System

Suggestions for use: Use the animation to explain the night and day phenomena.

Key Skills: Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú

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Earth, Sun and Moon Animation.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienc...s/ages/9_10/earth_sun_moon_fs.shtml Added: 27 Jul 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Adjust the hours and click play to visualise the distance rotated by the Earth and Moon within the time dedicated. Watch as the Earth rotates and turns about its axis. Set pupils observations to record - 12 hours, 24 hours (a day), 1 month, 1 year...etc.

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 04. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System

Suggestions for use: Set students up in groups to analyse the rotation of the Earth and Moon. Set driving questions for students to explore as guidance or allow students to self discover what happens during the day compared to a year.

Key Skills: Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú Managing Myself

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Day and Night Animation with Quiz

http://www.childrensuniversity.manc...er/flash/earthandbeyond_b_stamp.swf Added: 06 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Cur I Láthair / Ionsamhlú

Day and Night Animation from the Children's Hospital of Manchester. The resource is visually friendly to students, most suited to lower ability students. The animation can be paused and time changed to view the earths position at different times throughout the day.

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 04. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System

Suggestions for use: Use the animation in class or set the work for a lower ability group to work on. The presentation has a quiz for students to self assess their understandings of Day-Night.

Key Skills: Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú

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Earth and Space - Axis, Moon, Seasons - HWB

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/V..._space/eng/Introduction/default.htm Added: 27 Jul 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Plean Ceachta / Ionsamhlú

Resource includes interactive whiteboard activities -By carrying out the activities in this lesson pupils will understand: why we have day time and night time on planet Earth, why we have the different seasons and why the moon appears a different shape over the month. Activities include learning activities and animations along with mini assessment activity.

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 04. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System

Suggestions for use: Use the interactive whiteboard activities to guide your lesson. Click on the words to find out the meaning of axis and gravity, play the animation for your groups to discuss the meaning of seasons and view the picture illustration of the phases of the moon. These activities could be assigned to groups to complete with worksheet/ driving question to present information on. Return as class group to assess classes understand of content by using the interactive whiteboard activity 2.

Key Skills: Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú Managing Myself

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Length of Day/Night on Planet Earth

http://science.sbcc.edu/physics/flash/LengthofDay.swf Added: 06 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Cur I Láthair / Ionsamhlú

An excellent animation on the length of day and night as the Earth rotates about it's axis. Students can also see how seasons are formed by viewing the Earth orbiting around the sun. Students can click on each month to view the position of the Earth orbiting the sun.

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 04. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System

Suggestions for use: An excellent animation for higher ability groups to use within your science lesson to discuss how seasons, days and nights happen.

Key Skills: Bheith Cruthaitheach Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú Obair le Daoine Eile

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Phases of the Moon Animation

http://www.sumanasinc.com/webcontent/animations/content/moonphase.swf Added: 29 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Ionsamhlú

Animation visualising the phases of the moon from the aspect of standing on the Earth along with viewing from outer space. Students will see the new moon, waxing crescent moon, first quarter moon, waxing gibbous moon, full moon, waning gibbous moon, last quarter moon and the waning crescent moon.

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 04. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System

Suggestions for use: Use the animation as a presentation by projecting onto the whiteboard.

Students must then create the appearances of the moons in order from memory using Orea's / play-doh

Key Skills: Bheith Cruthaitheach Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú

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The Moon - ESA'S INTERACTIVE GUIDE

http://lunarexploration.esa.int/#/intro Added: 27 Jun 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

A fascinating exploration of lunar exploration. Options to investigate the Science (Solar system history, moon origin and evolution, lunar resources, earth-moon system), technology (human exploration, descent ascent, instrumentation, robots on the surface, flight dynamics), missions (timeline, orbiters, Apollo, Robotic Landers, Robotic Sample Returns, Robotic Rovers). Why not check out the Gallery, Playlists and Moon facts to delve further into the European Space Agency (ESA)?

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 01. Relationships between Celestial Objects

Suggestions for use: Engage students into the fun of exploration by allowing students to discover aspects of the moon in terms of science, technology and missions. Listen to playlist, view galleries or view the European Space Agency website. Curiosity is key to expanding on human potential. Nothing is Impossible.

Key Skills: Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú

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Lunar Phases - Interactive Animation

http://astro.unl.edu/naap/lps/animations/lps.swf Added: 06 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Ionsamhlú

An excellent interactive animation for students to explore deep questions within their groups. Students can click on the Earth and rotate the Earth through day and night. There is a man on the Earth which allows students to think in terms of what is happening on the Earth and what they see from Earth. Students can also adjust the moon phases, the horizon diagram, add angles, landmarks, ticks, change speed of animation, control the time and watch the moon orbit around Earth.

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 04. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System

Suggestions for use: Provide students with a tablet to use in groups of four. Set the animation onto each tablet prior to lesson. Students use the animation to discuss the features of the moon and the phases of the moon. Groups will need to present a poster to the class on their groups findings from using the animation.

Key Skills: Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú Obair le Daoine Eile

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Phases of the Moon Activites

http://aspire.cosmic-ray.org/Labs/L...Phases/lunar_phases_main.html#part2 Added: 06 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí / Ionsamhlú

Initially the resource looks like an article, however there are three interactive animations embedded into the website for use in the classroom. Activities on selecting the shadows on the moon at each phase, identify how each phase will look from Earth and an animation identifying the names of each phase of the moon.

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 04. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System

Suggestions for use: Read the teacher notes accompanied with each activity from the website. Project the animations onto the whiteboard using full screen.

Key Skills: Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú

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Using Biscuits to Represent the Phases of the Moon

http://almostunschoolers.blogspot.i...10/06/oreo-moon-phase-activity.html Added: 06 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tagairt

An excellent homework activity for students to create the biscuit phases of the moon. Students can think outside the box and use other food/ materials to represent the phases of the moon. The biscuits can be used an idea. Students must take a photo of their creation of the phases of the moon and bring to lesson next day/ upload on Edmodo/ email

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 04. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System

Suggestions for use: Phases of the moon: The article should be used as a teacher reference. Teacher should show the image to the class. It is then the students homework to create their own representation of the phases of the moon.

Key Skills: Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú

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Moon Cycles

http://www.spaceweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/MoonCycle2nd.pdf Added: 27 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

Excellent resource to get students critically thinking and discussing the phases of the moon.

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OSIE: Eolaíocht

Strand: Feasacht agus cúram imshaoil

Strand unit: Eolaíocht agus an t-imshaol

Content objective:
Ba chóir go ligfeadh acmhainn seo do pháiste:

  • tosú ar úsáid eolaíochta agus teicneolaíochta i gcomhthéacsanna coitianta a iniúchadh agus a léirthuiscint

Suggestions for use: Print worksheet out for students. Students must read the activity independently. Students must discuss activity with their partners to explore prior knowledge of the moon. Questions about the homework exercise can be discussed as a class.

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Why do Some Parts of Earth have Longer Daylight than Others? - Link to Seasons

http://www.sepuplhs.org/students/ia...tions/SEPUP_Seasons_Interactive.swf Added: 15 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Ionsamhlú

The seasons is a difficult concept to grasp, however this animation is the one that caused the light bulb moment in my mind. An informative animation introducing students to the latitudes. Students can explore the answer to the above driving question by observing the animation, discussing the positions and highlighting the latitudes to notice the angle of 23.5 in the rotation. Students can also adjust the months from January right through to Decemember.

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 04. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System

Suggestions for use: Set students into groups with the animation. Students are to solve the driving question using the animation as a clue to the problem.

Key Skills: Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú Obair le Daoine Eile

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How Earth's Tilted Axis Causes Seasons

http://faculty.buffalostate.edu/sab...GES131/figures/ReasonForSeasons.swf Added: 15 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Ionsamhlú

An animation connecting science to geography. Higher ability students can delve deeper into the problem solving capabilities with this interactive animation. Students can look up the latitude of various countries including Ireland. Using the animation, students can set the latitude to that of their researched country. Students can compare the length of day and night for various countries. In comparing the length of day and night, students are exploring the reason for the seasons.

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 04. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System

Suggestions for use: Assign students the driving question "Why are some countries length of sunlight longer than others?" Higher ability students can use this animation as a means of a clue. The clue is less obvious and involves more research in latitudes.

Key Skills: Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú Fanacht Folláin Obair le Daoine Eile Uimhearthacht

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Why do we have Seasons? - Tim and Moby

https://mrhardy.wikispaces.com/Seasons.swf Added: 15 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí / Fuaim/físeán

A good cartoon video explanation answering the question "Why do we have seasons" The video includes visual aids to understand the seasons by showing the axis of rotation of the Earth. Linking the seasons to the long and short days is good for students to see the connection between why the days are longer in Summer and shorter in Winter.

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 04. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System

Suggestions for use: Assign the students the video for homework task in researching why we have seasons. Students explain their ideas to their groups in the next lesson before groups present their ideas to the class.

Key Skills: Bheith Cruthaitheach Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú Obair le Daoine Eile Managing Myself

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Plenary Task - Describe the Animation (Seasons)

http://footprints-science.com/flash/Seasons.swf Added: 15 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Measúnú / Ionsamhlú

A nice plenary exercise for students to use in summarising their understanding of seasons. Students will need to look at the animation, reflect on their learning and evaluate the the image by concluding what the image is illustrating.

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Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 04. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System

Suggestions for use: Project the animation onto the board as a plenary task. Get students to close all notes and work independently throughout the task. Students must write a description explaining what the animation is illustrating in as much detail as possible. Time must be given so as students can reflect on their learning experience.

Key Skills: Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú

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Seasons - Met Office Education

http://www.metlink.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/seasons.swf Added: 15 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Ionsamhlú

A nice simple animation explaining the reason as to why we have seasons. The animation begins by explaining how we have a year - with the Earth orbiting the sun. Then, explaining how we have seasons - with the tilt of the Earth. Seasons are also be noticed by the height of the sun in the sky, this animation will illustrate how.

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Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 04. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System

Suggestions for use: Assign students into groups to explore the driving question "How are seasons formed?" Students in one group can use this animation as a clue to their problem solving.

Key Skills: Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú Obair le Daoine Eile

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Seasons Animation

http://astro.unl.edu/classaction/an...coordsmotion/eclipticsimulator.html Added: 15 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Ionsamhlú

Animation showing the geometry of the Earth and sun over the course of a year, demonstrating how seasons occur. Students can adjust the month view, add labels and stop animation at any point.

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 04. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System

Suggestions for use: Assign students to groups to explore the driving question "What causes seasons?". In their groups, they can use the animation her as a clue to their problem solving.

Key Skills: Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú Obair le Daoine Eile

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Seasons - Comprehensive Animation

http://www.artescapesonline.com/movies/Module%20IV_V15.swf Added: 15 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí / Tagairt / Ionsamhlú

This animation is excellent for the curious students in your class who have a keen interest in deepening their understanding of why we have seasons. The resource provides detailed information with graphics, however it is for higher ability students.

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Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 04. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System

Suggestions for use: Challenge high ability groups to explore the seasons in detail using this animation and using the information as research.

Key Skills: Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú Obair le Daoine Eile

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Animation of an Eclipse

http://hmxearthscience.com/Warehous...y/moon/animations/solar_eclipse.swf Added: 29 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Ionsamhlú

A clear animation explaining what an eclipse is using visual details. Students can choose to read the description, watch the moon align with the sun pathway to Earth or look at the appearance of the sun from Earth as a moon overshadows the suns rays.

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Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 04. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System

Suggestions for use: Use the animation as a board display in getting students to visualise the formation of an eclipse from the aspect of being on Earth to viewing from outside Earth.

Key Skills: Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú

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Eclipses - Solar versus Lunar

http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/interactive/...plainer.eclipse/585x579.eclipse.swf Added: 29 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Ionsamhlú

A lovely animation which visually explains the differences between the solar eclipse and the lunar eclipse. The lunar and solar animations both have a description to read. Students can also find out more tips about observing solar eclipses or even visit NASA's calendar for upcoming eclipses.

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Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 04. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System

Suggestions for use: Students must use the animation to learn about the differences between a solar and a lunar eclipse. Challenge students in finding three similarities and differences between lunar and solar eclipses. (These ideas can be recorded on a Venn Diagram)

Key Skills: Bheith Cruthaitheach Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú Litearthacht Uimhearthacht

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Planets of our Solar System Cards

http://www.armaghplanet.com/pdf/solar_system_pk.pdf Added: 10 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

Print and laminate sheets into cards for students to analyse the information/data on the back of each planet card.

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 02. Scientific Model: Orgin of the Universe

Suggestions for use: This resource relates to the new Junior Cert Science curriculum.

Starter task: Ask students to state the meaning of classification. - Relate to relationships between objects.
Task 1: Brainstorm on the board using students ideas; what methods we have for representing correlations between objects. (Bar chart, Pie chart, Line ...etc)
In groups, ask students collect data about the students in the class and represent this data on a their chosen charts.
Students should stick their charts on the walls.
Allow time for students to walk around and view other groups ideas.
Task 2: Give each group the set of laminated cards given. (link for cards; need to laminate and cut).
Ask each group to decide on a correlation between the planets and to represent the correlation visually.

Once complete, students stick their posters on the walls around the room. Allow time for class to walk around and review the posters/ take pictures of their work for portfolio.

Plenary: Put the teacher correlation on the board (image ->) and ask students to identify the what is being classified and what is the relationship being represented.

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Space Week Ireland Resources (Solar System and Mars)

http://Space Week Ireland Resources...cales in the Solar System and Mars) Added: 26 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Turgnamh / Treoir/nótaí / Plean Ceachta

Two resources can be found on this website:
1. Sizes and Scales in the Solar System: how big is big and how do all those planets fit into the solar system? This classroom toolkit can be found in English or Irish.
The Solar System is a broad topic that can inspire children and stoke their imaginations on many different levels. As a theme it also provides an opportunity to teach across many areas of the primary school curriculum; as well as science, history, geography, mathematics, English comprehension, visual arts and drama, even P.E. can be brought into lessons based on this theme. Here, the objective is to understand the scale of the Solar System by modelling the size of all the Planets, plus the distance of each from the Sun.


2. Mars: the Red Planet: could we ever live on Mars? Is there life there now? This classroom toolkit can be found in English or Irish.
Mars is similar yet different to the Earth. The differences help to highlight what is special about our planet. If humans were to live anywhere else in the solar system, Mars would be the best option.

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3-4
5-6
OSIE: Eolaíocht

Strand: Feasacht agus cúram imshaoil

Strand unit: Eolaíocht agus an t-imshaol

Content objective:
Ba chóir go ligfeadh acmhainn seo do pháiste:

  • tosú ar úsáid eolaíochta agus teicneolaíochta i gcomhthéacsanna coitianta a iniúchadh agus a léirthuiscint
  • roinnt bealaí a aithint ina gcuireann eolaíocht agus teicneolaíocht le leas na sochaí
  • gníomhaíochtaí an duine a bhféadfadh dul i gcion ar bhealach dearfach nó diúltach ar thimpeallachtaí áitiúla agus ar thimpeallachtaí níos forleithne a aithint agus a iniúchadh

Suggestions for use: Teacher should use this classroom resource booklet as a guide to planning activities for Space Week/ inter integrating into the topic of environmental awareness. There is background information for teachers to read, a framework for inquiry and fun investigations to explore concepts in more in-dept detail.

Strand: Feasacht agus cúram imshaoil

Strand unit: Eolaíocht agus an t-imshaol

Content objective:
Ba chóir go ligfeadh acmhainn seo do pháiste:

  • úsáid eolaíochta agus teicneolaíochta i gcomhthéacsanna coitianta a léirthuiscint
  • roinnt bealaí inar chuir eolaíocht agus teicneolaíocht go dearfach le húsáid acmhainní an Domhain a scrúdú
  • gnéithe de ghníomhaíochtaí an duine a bhféadfadh dul i gcion ar bhealach dearfach nó diúltach ar thimpeallachtaí a aithint agus a iniúchadh
  • an méid a chuir agus a chuireann eolaithe leis an tsochaí a aithint

Suggestions for use: Teacher should use this classroom resource booklet as a guide to planning activities for Space Week/ inter integrating into the topic of environmental awareness. There is background information for teachers to read, a framework for inquiry and fun investigations to explore concepts in more in-dept detail.

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Teach with Space - Our Solar System

http://esamultimedia.esa.int/docs/e...cher_guide_and_pupil_activities.pdf Added: 27 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí / Tagairt

A fun and creative research project that allows pupils to discover Earths closest neighbours in space. Activities include collecting information about the solar system and classroom discussions. Extension activities include mnemonics in ordering the planets and solar system card game. The booklet is on the European Space Agency website.

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5-6
OSIE: Eolaíocht

Strand: Feasacht agus cúram imshaoil

Strand unit: Eolaíocht agus an t-imshaol

Content objective:
Ba chóir go ligfeadh acmhainn seo do pháiste:

  • tosú ar úsáid eolaíochta agus teicneolaíochta i gcomhthéacsanna coitianta a iniúchadh agus a léirthuiscint
  • roinnt bealaí a aithint ina gcuireann eolaíocht agus teicneolaíocht le leas na sochaí

Suggestions for use: Teacher should refer to the booklet in planning activities for Space Week/ environmental awareness.

Strand: Feasacht agus cúram imshaoil

Strand unit: Eolaíocht agus an t-imshaol

Content objective:
Ba chóir go ligfeadh acmhainn seo do pháiste:

  • úsáid eolaíochta agus teicneolaíochta i gcomhthéacsanna coitianta a léirthuiscint
  • roinnt bealaí inar chuir eolaíocht agus teicneolaíocht go dearfach le húsáid acmhainní an Domhain a scrúdú
  • gnéithe de ghníomhaíochtaí an duine a bhféadfadh dul i gcion ar bhealach dearfach nó diúltach ar thimpeallachtaí a aithint agus a iniúchadh

Suggestions for use: Teacher should refer to the booklet in planning activities for Space Week/ environmental awareness.

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Solar System, Moon and Technology.

http://www.akat.org/cesitli/space_jigsaw.swf Added: 29 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Measúnú / Cluiche

Three jigsaw games to choose from: planet level, moon level and hardware level. The planet level involves dragging the planets into their correct orbit. The moon level involves placing the moons on each planet.

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 03. Compare Earth with Moon & Other Planets

Suggestions for use: Use the animation as a plenary exercise. Students are challenged to match the planets, moons and technology satellites into the correct locations on the animations. Hints are provided.

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Solar System Presentation and Quiz

http://www.childrensuniversity.manc...er/flash/earthandbeyond_c_stamp.swf Added: 29 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Measúnú / Cur I Láthair

A very visual and student friendly resource to use when learning about the solar system. The animation allows students to interact with the solar system planets by clicking on each planet to learn more about the planet. A way of remembering the order of the planets is then explained and students must interact with the animation in placing the planets in the correct order. A quiz on the planets is located at the end of the animation with three basic questions.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 03. Compare Earth with Moon & Other Planets

Suggestions for use: Use the animation in class by projecting onto the whiteboard. Alternatively, set a tablet up with the resource active on the tablet. Students can use the animation as a research tool in learning more about the solar system when completing a project on the solar system.

Key Skills: Bheith Cruthaitheach Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú

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Spás Agus Cóiméid - Ábhar Tíreolaíochta, Ábhar Eolaíochta Agus Stair Trí Ghaeilge - Eureka

http://www.cogg.ie/wp-content/uploads/eureka_irish_11.9.pdf Added: 22 Dec 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Treoir/nótaí / Plean Ceachta

Anseo, tá PDF le hábhar Tíreolaíochta, EolaíochtA agus Staire ar féidir a úsaid le do rang. Tá ábhar Tír Eolais ann le hailt ar chóiméid, an grianchóras agus díneasáir. Tá dhá thurgnamh ann le cráitéar a dhéanamh agus ceann eile le hoighear agus uisce. Tá gníomh staire ann chomh maith bunaithe ar iairiglifí. Is féidir comhtháthú a dhéanamh le do cheacht Gaeilge chomh maith a bhuí leis an gcrosfhocal.

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5-6 Gaeilge
5-6 OSIE: Tíreolaíocht
5-6 OSIE: Stair
5-6 OSIE: Eolaíocht

How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Gaeilge

Strand: Léitheoireacht

Strand unit: Ag tuiscint teanga

Suggestions for use: Is féidir é seo a húsáid mar ábhar léitheoireachta.

5-6
OSIE: Tíreolaíocht

Strand: Imshaolta nádúrtha

Strand unit: Pláinéad an Domhain sa Spás

5-6
OSIE: Stair

Strand: Pobail agus sochaithe ársa

Strand unit: Na hÉigiptigh

5-6
OSIE: Eolaíocht

Strand: Ábhair

Strand unit: Ábhair agus athrú


Strand: Fuinneamh agus fórsaí

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Planets - Fact File and Timeline (NASA)

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/ Added: 06 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tagairt

NASA solar system resource with fact files on planets, small bodies, moons, regions and stars. Students can research facts from each celestial object by clicking on the object. Within, they will find interesting timelines and information - Did you know the first picture of the Earth from outerspace was taken in 1946?

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 03. Compare Earth with Moon & Other Planets

Suggestions for use: Allow students time to explore this research in comparing planets/ learning about the history of celestial bodies.

Key Skills: Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú

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Criteria for Success on a Planets Project - Comparing Earth to other Planet

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/19203/18890.doc Added: 06 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Measúnú / Tionscadal

Students should be given a success criteria sheet when completing projects. This is an excellent criteria sheet for the project on "Comparing Earth to another Planet". Students should glue to the criteria into their copies. Teacher can assess projects using the criteria sheet.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 03. Compare Earth with Moon & Other Planets

Suggestions for use: Print the success criteria. Assign students a project on comparing Earth to another Planet. Go through the success criteria with the class responding to questions students may have.

Key Skills: Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú Managing Myself

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Solar System Comparison Worksheet

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/19214/18904.docx Added: 06 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

Resource contains a worksheet with questions on comparing planets using a data sheet provided. Students will answer the questions by looking at the data and comparing values.

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 03. Compare Earth with Moon & Other Planets

Suggestions for use: Worksheet can be set as a homework task or completed in groups. Worksheet could be printed and laminated for future use. Students can work in their books.

Key Skills: Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú

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Solar System Scope

http://www.solarsystemscope.com/ Added: 27 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Online 3D simulation of the solar system. Ability to explore the planets, constellations ans stars. Download available on desktop, android and iOS.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 03. Compare Earth with Moon & Other Planets

Suggestions for use: A great animation to display over the projector. Ask the class to create 10 questions about the stimulation. Explore the questions using group work discussion to check students prior knowledge of the solar system.

Key Skills: Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú Obair le Daoine Eile

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What is a Galaxy? - Tim and Moby

http://mrhardy.wikispaces.com/Galaxies.swf Added: 06 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí / Cur I Láthair

Studens can learn about Galaxies using the presentation presented by the cartoon characters Tim and Moby. The characters explain galaxies, dark matter, types of galaxies, milky way and the big bang,

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 01. Relationships between Celestial Objects

Suggestions for use: Set up stations around the room whereby students need to go to the various stations to learn the facts of our universe along with the celestial objects in our universe. At one station, the question can be "What are galaxies?" Set a tablet up with this link set onto it. for students to watch.

Key Skills: Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú

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Scale of the Universe

http://www.numbersleuth.org/universe/ Added: 22 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Ionsamhlú

(Adobe Flash Required) Interactive infographic to compare the scale of our universe to everyday features like insects, humans, the Eiffel Tower and more. The scale varies from huge galaxies to tiny atoms. As you stroll, there is a dial at the bottom of the screen to highlight your present magnification level.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 02. Scientific Model: Orgin of the Universe

Suggestions for use: Use the animation to allow students to conceptualise the vastness of our universe.

Key Skills: Bheith Cruthaitheach Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú

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Scale of the Universe

http://htwins.net/scale2/ Added: 20 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Ionsamhlú

(Adobe Flash Required) An animation which clearly illustrates how big our universe is by zooming into the non-observable living things such as microbes, protons, neutrons to zooming out to the large extent of our universe. The visual scale is familiar to students as it uses everyday objects as a starting point so that students can make comparisons between one power of ten and another.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 02. Scientific Model: Orgin of the Universe

Suggestions for use: Use the animation to introduce the scale of our universe. Afterwards, individual celestial objects can be explored and studied. Students can click on various objects to read about their description.

Key Skills: Bheith Cruthaitheach Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú

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Scale of the Universe - Power of Ten (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRjGarICal4 Added: 16 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Fuaim/físeán

A cosmic voyage throughout space by exploring the answer to the question - how big is our universe? This video will also explain the power of ten meaning using real world example.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 02. Scientific Model: Orgin of the Universe

Suggestions for use: 2016+ Junior Cycle Science covers Space: This video can be used to explore how big the universe is in terms of power of ten.

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The Universe Through Time Poster

http://www.open.edu/openlearn/sites...rse%20Timeline%20FINAL%20.pdf_0.pdf Added: 21 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Cur I Láthair

Poster of information on the Universe Through Time created by The Open University. The picture is very clear is representing the time-frame of events through time from the inflation to red giant yet to come. Below the visual is text information providing more information of each stage.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 02. Scientific Model: Orgin of the Universe

Suggestions for use: An excellent print out to place among students. Students must speak for five minutes without stopping on the origin of the universe without stopping. Another student in the group must record as much information as possible from what they hear. While another student must create a visual from the information they hear. Present to class.

Key Skills: Bheith Cruthaitheach Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú Obair le Daoine Eile

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Where is the Center of the Universe?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I7APll8wWs Added: 21 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Fuaim/físeán

Dr. Varoujan Gorjian explains the mind-boggling expansion of the Universe with analogies to help understand this abstract concept. A good experiment to demonstrate to students is the balloon experiment shown in this video clip.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 02. Scientific Model: Orgin of the Universe

Suggestions for use: Teacher can use the video as a teacher reference for getting analogies to help explain the expansion of the universe. Can you class create their own analogies? Have they another view of what is happening to the universe?

Key Skills: Bheith Cruthaitheach Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú Fanacht Folláin Obair le Daoine Eile

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Origin of Our Universe - Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV6aQbnHSRo Added: 16 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Fuaim/físeán

A video created from donations by a group of people passionate about science and telling the story of science. Physics Professor Janna levin explain how the big bang created time and space. She explore the time frame associated with planet and human creation.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 02. Scientific Model: Orgin of the Universe

Suggestions for use: 2016+ Junior Cycle Science involves learning the big bang theory. This is a nice video to introduce the big bang to your class. Students will be astonished by the existence of nothing into the universe that now exists. (If asked about - But didn't God create the universe? A nice response is to explain the meaning of the word theory. Explain how the bible has a theory to a certain date and how science also has a theory. Both have significant evidence. )

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Brief History of Space Exploration

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/19360/19054.pptx Added: 22 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Cur I Láthair

A presentation on the brief history of space exploration/ space travel. Students will learn about the first animal in space, first monkey in space, first satellite in space, first dog in space, first men to land on the moon, the Challenger disaster, the international space station,

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 08. Space Exploration: Impact on Society

Suggestions for use: A timeline for students to create for the classroom on space exploration. Can your class create the next sequence to the space travel timeline?

Key Skills: Bheith Cruthaitheach Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú

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Explore the Universe - Fun Book (ESA)

http://esamultimedia.esa.int/multimedia/publications/PaxiFunBook/ Added: 22 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

European Space Agency has a fun "Explore the Universe" booklet for kids. Booklet contains colouring pages, mazes, cut & stick activities on the moon, star constellations, cut & glue satellites, join the dots, spot the differences, template for constructing a model solar system, memory game,

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
OSIE: Eolaíocht

Strand: Feasacht agus cúram imshaoil

Strand unit: Eolaíocht agus an t-imshaol

Content objective:
Ba chóir go ligfeadh acmhainn seo do pháiste:

  • tosú ar úsáid eolaíochta agus teicneolaíochta i gcomhthéacsanna coitianta a iniúchadh agus a léirthuiscint

Suggestions for use: Excellent booklet for introducing World Space Week to your class. Lots of fun activities to complete each day.

Strand: Feasacht agus cúram imshaoil

Strand unit: Eolaíocht agus an t-imshaol

Suggestions for use: Excellent booklet for introducing World Space Week to your class. Lots of fun activities to complete each day.

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Stargazer activity book

http://www.armaghplanet.com/pdf/BT_PDF/Stargazer_Booklet.pdf Added: 10 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí / Plean Ceachta

This interactive colourful activity booklet on space is an excellent opportunity to enable your students to become imaginative explorers of our universe. Students are guided through new terminology and words by using wordsearchs, jokes, facts, data, research and imaginative drawing spaces to capture their ideas as they appear in their heads.
This type of activity directly builds on students cognitive skills in an initiative manner by linking to other subjects.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 01. Relationships between Celestial Objects

Suggestions for use: This resource is set out in a step- step sequential manner to follow within your lesson linking outer-space to imaginative writing skills;
introducing research to students with the newspaper article/ internet research so that students can record today's affairs, Students then independently read article on the sun where students cross out the incorrect words.
Teacher to introduce the word constellation and students then make their own constellations.
Discover the planet facts using the whiteboard projection, then allow time for students to design their own made-up planet while also imaginatively writing about the life on their planet.

Wordsearch provided on new space terms, jokes about outer-space along with a challenge for students to create their own jokes.
Homework; students need to interview an old person about the topic "first man on the moon" (primary resource).

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Build your own Rosetta Model - ESA

http://esamultimedia.esa.int/docs/rosetta/RosettaModel.pdf Added: 22 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

With this PDF from European Space Agency, students will be able to create a model of the Rosetta. Students will need scissors and glue for this activity. Excellent for use during World Space Week.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 08. Space Exploration: Impact on Society

Suggestions for use: Allow students time to create the Rosetta and research what the Rosetta is during World Space Week. Print out on card.

Key Skills: Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú

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Soho Model - Craft (ESA Kids)

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/19363/19057.pdf Added: 22 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

With this PDF from European Space Agency, students will be able to create a model of the Soho Model. Students will need scissors and glue for this activity. Excellent for use during World Space Week.

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 08. Space Exploration: Impact on Society

Suggestions for use: Allow students time to create the Soho and research what the Soho is during World Space Week. Print out on card.

Key Skills: Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú

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AVT Paper Model - Craft

http://esamultimedia.esa.int/docs/atv_model/ATV_2002_Intro.htm Added: 22 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí / Tagairt

Visual guide on how to construct a AVT paper model. At the end of the page, you will find a link with "To the ATV Paper Model Assembly Description". Click on this link to access the sheets to be printed for the construction activity. A nice activity for students to carry out during World Space Week.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 08. Space Exploration: Impact on Society

Suggestions for use: Teacher should provide the visual instructions to groups. It should be a group challenge to construct and research the AVT paper model. Groups should present their work at the end of the activity.

Key Skills: Bheith Cruthaitheach Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú

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Construct a Model Mars Express - ESA

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/19365/19059.pdf Added: 22 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí / Tagairt

European Space Agency instruction manual on constructing a model of the Mars Express.This is a detailed guide to a challenging space construction. Templates included. Students will need scissors and glue for this activity. Excellent for use during World Space Week.

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 08. Space Exploration: Impact on Society

Suggestions for use: Allow students time to create the Mars Model and research what the Mars Model is during World Space Week. Print out on card.

Key Skills: Bheith Cruthaitheach Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú

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World Book Web

Space Exploration

Most astronauts like to sleep floating in the air. Explore World Book to find out more about space exploration. 

Outer Space "We are the Planets" Solar System Song from StoryBots on Youtube.


AstroEdu - Astronomy Education Resources


ESERO Ireland - Space related resources linked to the Irish curriculum.


Star & Planet Finder App

  1. Download the Star & Planet Finder app.
  2. Use your camera on your mobile device.
  3. Hold the device, move around, look up, look down, look side to side to see the planets all around you.

Weekly News From Across the Universe

Learn about the latest missions aboard the International Space Station. Visit www.spacescoop.org.

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