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A Learning Center for Young Astronomers

A Learning Center for Young Astronomers
The StarChild site is a service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/GSFC. StarChild Authors: The StarChild Team StarChild Graphics & Music: Acknowledgments StarChild Project Leader: Dr. Laura A. Whitlock Curator: Responsible NASA Official: If you have comments or questions about the StarChild site, please send them to us.

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Professional Development The course, based on promising results produced by the professional development model delivered in the Verizon Innovate Learning Schools, includes five modules developed around ISTE standards. Course modules are designed to help teachers, administrators and tech coaches implement effective mobile learning initiatives in their schools and classrooms. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Johns Hopkins University will be offered to teachers completing the Verizon Mobile Learning Academy courses. Mobile Learning (Mobile Devices, Apps,Tablets) I have an iPad – Now What? Presenter: Susan Brooks-Young

Star Dust Stardust Lawrence Krauss Tags: science Posted in Facts Comments Explore the Sky . Your Sky Tonight Our star chart is designed to get you out learning the night sky within a matter of moments. Just set it for your time and location, make a few tweaks if you like for personal taste, and print it out. For stargazing, pick a location that's as free as possible from bright local lights, and give yourself at least half an hour outdoors so that your vision becomes fully dark-adapted. (This can take 15 to 20 minutes for adults, somewhat less for children.) Red light allows you to consult your printed, personalized star chart without damaging your night vision: Click here for tips on how to quickly and temporarily adapt an ordinary household flashlight for this purpose.

Online Star Register - Astronomy Basics & Links Astronomers study our universe and the objects found within it such as stars, planets, and galaxies like the one we live in, the Milky Way. Almost one quarter of all astronomers are women and almost all professional astronomers work in the field of government or education. Despite popular belief, astronomers spend more time in the classroom and on the computer than staring through a big telescope pondering the stars. Amateur astronomers, also called “backyard” astronomers, spend more time stargazing.

Astronomy Crafts for Kids These crafts projects are for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children. The crafts use materials found around the house, like egg cartons, cardboard, paper, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc. See a page about color mixing to see how to combine paint to make all the colors of the rainbow. Click on any of the crafts to go to the instructions. Have fun!

a Program of the National Park Service Featured this month: Civics in America Happy 2016! At the start of this election year, Teaching with Historic Places is highlighting its lessons about Civics in America. These lessons teach government topics and the histories of American citizens taking individual or collective action: from serving in elected office to engaging in philanthropic efforts; from volunteering in a citizens' militia to fighting for basic rights. Many of the featured lessons also feature service learning activities to engage students in their communities and government. The Earth and Beyond Welcome to The Earth and Beyond Hello, my name is Tim O'Brien. I'm an astronomer working at The University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Observatory. As an astronomer my job is to try and understand how the universe works and my main interest is why some stars explode - more about this later!

Deep Below Antarctic Ice, Lake May Soon See Light hide captionWhile a team of Russian scientists were drilling ice core samples from their Vostok base in Antarctica, new satellite imagery revealed the outline of a lake the size of New Jersey buried two miles underneath the ice. Scientists have been drilling through the ice and are now just 100 feet away from breaking into the third largest lake on the planet. Earth Observatory/NASA

NASA’s site for the younger learner that offers two levels, primary and upper elementary. NASA for Students has a wealth of resources to engage learners interest in astronomy and space exploration. by azink Jul 17