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January 2009

microObservatory Guest Observer Portal

Welcome to the MicroObservatory online telescope network. You can now explore the universe using working telescopes that YOU control via the Internet free of charge, and have access to your image within 48 hours! Each of our easy-to-follow activities allows you to investigate different aspects of the universe just like a professional astronomer. You select your target, choose exposure times or filters, then sit back and hope for clear skies! To start, click on an activity below.

September 2008

Lunar Cycle Challenge

Drag the moons to their places in the lunar cycle. Three levels of play.

May 2008

Worldbook on NASA

astronomy related content

Planet Size Comparison

What a great tool to see how the sun and planets compare in size. Try it, it's easy: In the first box choose "Sun". In the second box, choose "Mercury". Next, click the word "compare" located between the two boxes. Try different variations.

December 2007

NASA - JPL Solar System Artwork

Images on the surface of the various planets and moons.

November 2007

ASPIRE - Lessons

Interactive astronomy and physics lessons and labs. Great for differentiation.

October 2007

HubbleSite: Black Holes: Gravity's Relentless Pull

Outstanding site for understanding Black Holes. Take a journey to the edges of the universe, conduct experiments, browse the Black Hole Encyclopedia...

Planet 10

Fascinating virtual solar system explorer and world builder. Teaching resources available at the bottom of this page:

Astronomy For Kids

Great site for kids researching the solar system, planets, and more. Easy to read and understand text. Looks like a teacher creation.

Exploring Our Solar System

webquest for grades 4-5 See entire unit here:

Zoom Astronomy

Enchanted Learning Site for the solar system, planets, and more.

Space Sense for Kids

Every question you answer correctly will boost your rocket a little further toward its destination--leaving the Earth's atmosphere. Click the button that you think holds the correct answer, or click a 'Life Line' button for helpful clues. 'Open a Link' will take you to a web page that has information about the question, and 'What have others answered?' will show you the percentage of people that have previously chosen each answer.

Eight Planets and a Dwarf Soduko

Fill in all the empty cells by dragging and dropping the planets Every row,column,and 3x3 box with orange borders should contain all nine planets. No planet should appear more than once in a row, column, or box.

Solar System Live

Use these numbers for the observing site Lat 44°47'17" Long 73°9'11"

The Maine Solar System Model

Click on the name of a planet to see how it appears from US Route 1 as you travel between Presque Isle and Houlton. Scale 1:93,000,000 At forty miles (64.4 km) from Pluto to Sun, the largest complete three-dimensional scale model of the Solar System in the World.

Measuring the Solar System Spreadsheet

Use this spreadsheet to develop different scale models of the solar system

Your Weight On Other Worlds

Use this calculator to figure out your weight on the other planets

The Space Place :: Planet X-treme Weather

Interesting comparison of EXTREME weather on other planets. Could be adapted for Clicker5

The Solar System Trading Cards

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Learn about the solar system with this trading card game

September 2007

Planet Impact: Home

In this interactive online activity, students investigate how the gravitational force of a large solar system body, such as Jupiter, can affect the path of a smaller body, such as a comet. They will launch a comet to learn how gravity can change its path. They also learn how changing the speed, the angle of approach, or the masses of large and small bodies affects the force of gravity on a comet. Students are challenged to use this knowledge to crash their own comet into Jupiter or make their comet fly past the planet without colliding with it