External Resource: Astronomy: Our Place in Space

External Resource

This is an American Museum of Natural History science website for kids. Topics: NASA, Astronomy, Earth, Climate Change, Stars.

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  • Elementary
  • Middle

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Reviews (3)
  • on Tue May 10, 2011 10:21 AM

This is a wonderful website from the American Museum of Natural History. Students can learn about stars. There is an activity where students can build the Big Dipper. On this particular site you can click on hands on activities or websites. There is wealth of information for students to explore with eye catching visuals and graphics.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:37 PM

I have had a link to the "Our Place in Space" website for a while but when it came up on a Learning Center resource search, I took a look at it wondering if I could further incorporate it into my astronomy unit. Yes! There are so many choices for students that you can provide for different learning styles and teired choices in your classroom. although it is a NASA resource, the site itself is maintained by the American Museum of Natural History. IT is s winning combination of good information and colorful, high interest interface.

Caryn Meirs  (Smithtown, NY)
Caryn Meirs (Smithtown, NY)

  • on Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:36 AM

I did not like this game very much. It did not involve any real skill or strategy as it was based merely on which cards you received as the player. It was very confusing. Not enough "bang for the buck." I would not really recommend it for classroom use. It might be useful for a student to do as an enrichment activity on their own. The students did not like it very much either--not "gamey" enough for them.

nancy bort  (arlington, va)
nancy bort (arlington, va)


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