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Title: Down to Earth Astronomy
Url: http://www.stsci.edu/communications-and-outreach
Publisher: Space Telescope Science Institute (U.S.)
Description: Created by the Space Telescope Science Institute, this website provides access to fun and engaging learning activities about astronomy, all of which live up to the website's name. The Institute also happens to oversee the grant administration, planning, scheduling, and public outreach activities for the Hubble Space Telescope, so it makes sense that they would have some rather nice materials. While the site has a number of useful areas, perhaps the strongest element of the site is the "Amazing Space" section. Here, visitors can learn about the inner workings of telescopes, read their in-house publication "The Star Witness", and take in sights of black holes, comets, galaxies, and gravity at work. Educators should not overlook the "Teaching Tools" area of the site, as they will want to look through their classroom activities, graphic organizers, and reading guides.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Universe. Space. Space sciences -- Orbiting astronomical observatories -- Hubble Space Telescope
Science -- Astronomy -- Observations
Science -- Astronomy -- Pictorial works and atlases
Science -- Astronomy -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Engineering
Science -- Technology
Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Space sciences
Key Concept: Astronomy
Astronomy -- Telescopes
Resource Type: Collection
Reference Material
Instructional Material
Audio/Visual -- Image/Image Set
Format: Document -- PDF
Audience: Educator
Learner
Education Level: High School
Middle School
Elementary School
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
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