Our Solar System
- Web space for Kids and Non-scientists: This site has
been developed by the Solar and Heliospheric Research Group (SHRG) at the
University of Michigan's Space Physics Research Laboratory. This site
includes information about the SHRG, the Sun, recent solar events, and
a "fun page" featuring comets. The content is appropriate for both
children and adults, and may be modified for greater or less detail.
- KidSat: KidSat is
planned and operated by students who want to explore Earth from space.
Through the Internet, students are involved in planning observations and
using images from Shuttle-based cameras to study Earth's dynamic, fragile
- Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR): The Multi-angle
Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) is a satellite instrument designed
to measure sunlight reflected by the Earth into space, measurments that
will contribute to studies of the planet's ecology and climate. This
page contains articles, tutorials, fact sheets, and other items of a
general education nature, related to the science of MISR.
- Sea Winds Education and Outreach: By tracking the
wind speed and direction over Earth's oceans, scatterometry helps weather
forecasters, storm detectors, ship routers, oil producers, and food
producers. The Scatterometer Program Office is committed to meeting the
increasing requests for educational resources about NASA's Space and Earth
Science activities. Online products include multidisciplinary curricula on
Global Climate, in conjunction with "behind-the-scenes" news and stories
from the SeaWinds projects.
- Southern California Global Positioning System
Network: Space technology is used to observe and measure tectonic
motion of the Earth's surface. This educational module was designed to
allow students to interactively explore the uses of the Southern
California Global Positioning System (GPS) and its data in earthquake
studies. It is divided into four major sections: Plate Tectonics,
Earthquakes, GPS, and Space Technology at Work.
- TOPEX/Poseidon Educational Outreach: from the folks
who brought you space images of El Niño, here is information on
oceans, climate, and satellite altimetry resources for kids, teachers, and
the general public.
- Galileo Education: The materials gathered in these
pages are aimed at K-12 teachers and students for NASA's mission to study
Jupiter and its moons.
- Outer Planets/Solar Probe Educational Outreach:
Pluto Express can truly inspire our young people and serve as a model for
achieving success as a nation and individuals. Experience with educational
and public outreach activities indicate that interest in exploring Pluto,
in a sense our "gateway to the stars," is high. The excitement of the
technical challenges as well as the uniqueness of the endeavor provide
fertile ground to engage students, teachers and the public as active
participants during all phases of the mission including development,
cruise, encounter, and data anlaysis.
Other Cool Sites
Glossary: includes some common and not-so-common
terms used throughout NASA.
Fun and Games: have fun while learning about our universe!
Space Day 2001:
mark your calendars and spread the word!
U.S. Space Camp:
find out how you can join in the fun at one of the camps near you!
Stay tuned for more to come!