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Amazing Space __ You will find a site which offers an assortment of lesson plans and web-based activities for astronomy along with a wealth of information for any astronomy unit. - From - 

AskERIC - EduRef - Astronomy __ An assortment of lesson plans for space science. - From -

At-Home Astronomy __ Here is a collection of lessons and activities to explore the universe.  Goals and procedure. - From -

Exploring Planets in the Classroom __ You will find more than 25 hands-on science activities provided in classroom-ready pages for both teachers and students for exploring Earth, the planets, geology, and space sciences. - From -


Eyes on the Sky, Feet on the Ground __ "Welcome to our collection of children's online astronomy activities. In the following six chapters are hundreds of fun explorations into astronomy as a classroom tool for learning how to theorize, experiment, and analyze data. The activities are fully illustrated and contain detailed, step-by-step instructions as well as suggested discussion topics. This book is lots of fun for teachers and students alike."  Alltext and graphics are online. - From -

Hands-on Astronomy Activities __ Here are more than 25 hands-on activities for students. - From -

Lesson Plan Library __ Here is a collection of dozens of lesson plans related to astronomy for all grade levels. - From - 


Mars Program (NASA) __ K-12 lessons and resources to bring Mars into your classroom activities as well as an Earth-Mars comparision poster. - From -

Math-Science Learning Coalition - Astronomy Lessons __ Wide range of astronomy lessons for elementary, middle school, and high school. - From -     

NASA/MSU-Bozeman CERES Project Educational Activities __ " of master teachers, university faculty, and NASA researchers have
created a series of web-based astronomy and astrobiology lessons for the CERES Project. These classroom-ready activities for K-12 students represent a robust combination of contemporary teaching/learning strategies from the National Science Education Standards (NRC, 1996)..." - From -


Paper Plate Education __ You can visit the Activities area for over 30 lesson ideas using paper plates to teach concepts in astronomy. - From -

Space and Astronomy Lesson Plans __ A list of 53 lesson plans and resources. - From - 


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