Online Resources

Educational Resources

Take a look at some of the great Internet-based resources here. These activities work for classroom training session, teacher background information or updates on space exploration.

Station Sightings

NASA/JPL Educator Newsletter

http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/educator-newsletter

WEBLINKS FOR BACKGROUND INFORMATION

NASA Homepage

Astronomy Magazine

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory – Home of Curiosity, MAVEN and more!

NASA’s LADEE – Latest Mission to Explore the Moon

SIMPLE MACHINES WEB RESOURCES
Simple Machines Websites
Lemelson Center’s Invention at Play: Invention Playhouse www.inventionatplay.org
Edheads interactive game of identifying simple machines www.edheads.org/activities/simple-machines/frame_loader.htm
Educational Videos, Lessons & Games for k-12 School Kids www.neok12.com/quiz.SIMACH01
Museum of Science – Elements of Machines http://www.legacy.mos.org/sin/Leonardo/InventorsToolbox.html
Making Paper Airplanes – Wedges http://www.funpaperairplanes.com
Cartoon Introduction of Simple Machines www.wn.com/category:simple_machines
Simple Machine Quizzes www.staff.harrisburg.k12.va.us

Extended Activities/Websites
Simple Activities for Little Engineers – Structures, marble run www.innerchildfun.com
Astronauts investigate Simple Machines aboard the International Space Station www.LEGOspace.com
NASA Design Squad – Robo Arm http://www-tc.pbskids.org/designsquad/pdf/parentseducators/DSN_NASA_MissionSolarSystem_RoboArm.pdf
Mars Curiosity Rover http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html#.Ui3x5RbztTM

http://mars.nasa.gov/msl/

http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.html

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/

Things we think you should check out!

https://www.tes.com/lessons?redirect-bs=1

A great online resource for merging web resources into a single, link-able location.  Students access your lesson, self guide through resources and work toward understanding at their personal pace.  Assessment and real-time data tracking.

A fun quiz development program for classes with iPad or computer access for all students.

https://play.kahoot.it/#/?quizId=90d8864f-0a08-48ad-9f68-3cac1dedc561