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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Oh The Things You Will See - Five Planets With the Naked Eye

I'm not much of a star-gazer, but I can pick out a few constellations and planets when I look up at night (living in a town devoid of street lights really makes the stars pop too). According to this National Geographic article, this week many of us should be able to see five planets in the night sky without the aid of a telescope. Reading the article reminded me of some resources for teaching and learning about space that I've reviewed in the past.

Eight good resources for space science lessons.
A Planetarium for Your Browser
Use Google Sky to Know What You're Looking at Tonight
Real World Math has lessons that use the Moon, Mars, and Sky view in Google Earth.

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