Monday, May 11, 2009

Interactive Tour of the Hubble Telescope

Here is another great teaching resource from NASA. Students can now explore NASA's final visit to the Hubble Telescope. In this interactive tour, students can meet the team of astronauts, explore various parts of the telescope, learn about the servicing tasks of the mission, and view images taken by the telescope. After completing the virtual tour of the mission, students can explore additional links about the Hubble Telescope.

Clif Mims has information about how your students can ask astronauts questions through Twitter about the international space station.

Applications for Education
The interactive tour of the Hubble Telescope is a great way for students to individually explore and learn about the telescope. The tour is created in such a way that there components which can be applied to most settings above the third grade level.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
NASA Quests and Challenges
Star Child - Learning for Young Astronomers
Send Your Students to the Moon