Monday, March 22, 2010

NASA Space Place - Where Science is Fun!

NASA Space Place is a sizable collection of fun projects, games, animations, and lessons about Earth, space, and technology. Before playing the games or attempting one of the projects, students should explore the animations and facts sections to gain some background information.

The projects section of NASA Space Place provides teachers, parents, and students with directions for hands-on projects like building a balloon-powered rover, building relief maps, and building a moon habitat. The games section offers thirty games covering all of the subjects in the animations and facts sections.
















Applications for Education
NASA Space Place provides elementary school science teachers with a nice collection of hands-on projects that they can use in their classrooms. The projects could also provide good activities for parents and students to do together at home. The games section of NASA Space Place is a good resource to link to your classroom website for students to access at home.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Northern Lights Time Lapse Video
NASA Images - Embed Galleries of Images and Videos
NASA Quests and Challenges