De leerkrachten op de NES bijeenkomst in het Johnson Space Center in Houston hadden lijstjes met favoriete links gemaakt.

(The teachers of the NES seminar in Johnson Space Center in Houston made lists with their favourite links -June 2007):



Traveling or away from home for a period of time will be the objective directed at the student learning. What to take, how long, and win it last (shelf life) are the tasks to be solved. Storage, spoilage, and clean-up will be the main issues since we have to follow NC Standard Course of Studies­Career and Technology Education. References to space future travel will be the key issue here. We visited the Space Food Department at JSCto put perspective on the importance the relevance of research on the foods we eat today.  


Space travel taking food and eating in space influences the total international population. Nutritional needs, wellness of people, meal packaging, mealtime, and removal to waste produets are problems of everyday life on earth, International Space Station and future distance travelers. Appling these issues will be the decisions making tasks of the future space traveiers (students). Objectives for our students will include experiments with foods created for future space travel.  


The issue of space environment on bone loss, kidney stones, and absorption of nutrients plays a critical role in space exploration and everyday lives on our earth population. Adequate nutrition for future space travel, long vacations (camping), or everyday living is the objective ror the students to solve. Problems of human physiology impacts clean air, drinkable water, and effe cts of waste colledion impacts spaceflight and apply to the student wellness.  


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Food processing and preparation is a critical part of the V oCA TS testing in N.C. CTA curriculum. In the weightless environment wet-mix process systems for high and low mixing of emulsions and dispersions would be significant leaming tooI.  


This website will be excellent as it bring into comparison the research of NASA and Foods I incorporating the two disciplines of "retort" packaging.  

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Family and Consumer Sciences Education are "human" related subject matter and could easily introduce students to reallife problems and solutions for living in space.           '  


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This web site could be a cross-teaching with P.E. Health classes and FACS classes. The space program on physical fitness and the wellness of their people would be a great career linking strategy.  


This would be an excellent source for structural designs for future housing challenges. With so much emphasis on fuel minimizing, we could do countless activities searching for ideas to recycle, reuse, and redo.  


Alllinks would be excellent sourees of research for various activities.  


Much of our competencies are based on wellness that lesson plans could be developed to incorporate to this website.  



The main focus for 2007-2008 school year at Southeast Nebraska Consolidated is 'Living in Space.' The websites listed below will enhance the lessons and activities the teachers are planning to use throughout the school year.

This website introduced students to rea I life problems and solutions for living in space. It also has links to other websites on living in space topics.

Covers STS-118 Eductaion Resources. Includes list of different challenges Educational material that is available. Also includes events in opportunities-conferences and challenges. Care er profiles of all STS-118 personal can also be found at this website. I also found history of spaceship Endeaver and activities to help prepare the next generation for space travel.
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I found this website to contain the booklet (Case of the Physical Fitness Challenge) to print off as handouts. This website will enhance vocabulary relevant to the space program, videos are also linked to this website along with career information and other teacher resources. This website contains activities that will meet the national science standards.
Contained in this website are the effects of space flight on the human vestibular system, how body balance and position while in space, postural equilibrium, and things to know about vestibular anatomy and physiology.

A variety of information on Mars can be found at this website. Links provide information on planet facts. Students have a variety of education games and activities to interact with. Educators can find activity books to encourage the use of imagination. The opportunity to chat with others about farming on Mars is available. video clips are available on Mars rovers. And last but not least it contains other projects teachers have done and posted on this website.  



Igniting the Flame of Knowledge Workshop June 17-22-2007  

1. Kids Science News Network

This web site introduces students to science, technology, engineering, mathematics and NASA. It is easy to navigate and divided by bath user and subject.  

One area of particular interest is the technology section. Standard 1 in the Massachusetts Technology Curriculum is to "demonstrate proficiency in the use of computers and applications as weIl as an understanding of concepts underlying hardware, software, and connectivity." The technology questions section answer questions, gives definitions and puts the terms in simple farm for the students.  

2. NASA Distance Learning - NASA Sci Files

This website uses both tv videos, educator' s guide, and an interactive website. It includes downloadable activities and movies.  

In the fourth grade science curriculum, students "learn to identify tools and simple machines used for specific purposes (e.g., ramp, wheel, pulley, lever)." One section of interest is the The Case of the Powerful Pulley which teachers students about how pulleys can make lifting easier and how NASA uses them.  

3. NASA Digital Learning Network

The DLN lets NASA deliver unique content by linking to one or more NASA Centers. This site provides pre event, during and post activities for educators to do with their students.  

Spacebots is currently featured as a downlink. This lesson ties in with the Massachusetts Science Standard for 6th - sth grade, "explain and give examples ofthe impacts ofinterchangeable parts, components of mass-produced products, and the use of automation, e.g., robotics. " This section comes with activities, worksheets, hands-on activities, opportunities for student interaction, cross curriculum learning, as wen as teaching to multiple different learning styles.  

4. VisibIe Earth

This website inc1udes a directory of NASA Earth Science images and animations.  

The Massachusetts Science Standard for grades 3 - 5 is Lo "recognize that the earth is part of a system called the "solar system" that includes the sun (a star), planets, and many moons. The earth is the third planet from the sun in our solar system." This website provides a hands on way for the students to enjoy pictures of Earth from space, with multiple different views and search for different aspects heing studied.  

5. StarChild

This website gives an intraduction to the solar system, universe and space exploration.  

The Massachusetts Science Standard for grades 3 - 5 requires an understanding of "movement of the earth in the solar system." In the Teacher' s Center of this web site, an area is provided for teachers to easily create lesson plans that inc1ude both interactive online activities and paper and pencil activities. Many extra resources are provided here also.  

6. Destination Earth


This website is dedicated to saving, understanding, and protecting the earth and its resources.  

The Massachusetts Science Standard for grades 3 - 5 requires students to "observe weather phenomena and describe them quantitatively using simple tools." This website inc1udes pictures, photos, charts, and other valuable information for students to be able to obtain the data they would need. It also allows for students to gather information about how they can help save our planet. 

7. Ocean World

This website contains information about oceans, braken up into simple focus areas. One part I found really useful is the section on weather and oceans. It explores the rale the ocean plays in weather patterns. This works with our science curriculum, covering not only oceans and weather but also the water cyc1e. The website is interactive and highly user friendly with areas for both the teacher and student.  

8. STS-118 Flight Website

This website aligns with multiple standards acrass our curriculum. Living in micragravity with our downlink will address "adaptations for life science for living things." We have already do ne the pennant challenge, and we are going to try to participate in the engineering design challenge for plant growth chambers. This website is helping to prepare us for our downlink with educator astronaut Barbara Morgan.  

9. Teach Earth


This website teaches how our air, land, water, and life are an interconnected system.  

This website gives teachers ideas about how to incorporate lessons into the c1assraom. The sun is a focus in our K-2 curriculum, "the Sun as a Souree of Light and Heat." Conducting a search in this website for the sun returns severallesson plans, activities and interactive websites for use for the students.  

10. Astroventure


This web site is both fun and educational. The students get to play the rale of NASA employees and have careers with NASA. This allows for students to use their creativity with their scientific knowIedge.  

One of our Science Standards is "Recognize the earth is part ofthe solar system," for 5­8 grade. This web site is a user friendly interactive website in which the kids create their own planet. It allows them to first watch a tutorial and then design the entire plauet.  



This website is about NASA Education providing a variety of exciting STS-118 activities to engage all educators and inspire the nation's future workforce before, during and after the first spaceflight of an Educator Astronaut.  

I will use this website to share the Spaceflight Experience: Barbara Morgan and her STS-118 crewmates will share their spaceflight experience with students, educators and the general public in a variety of ways, including downlinks and media events during their f1ight. The crewmembers wil! also conduct informal education activities that may be taped and broadcast through a variety of media.  


This website is about the Timeline of Rocket History. This graphical presentation includes a collection of more than 50 images tracing rocketry from ancient times to the present dav. It includes photographs, paintings, and drawings made by artists from both within and outside NASA.  

I wil! use this website for students to create a timeline of the rocket history. This will supplement the Arizona standards for History of Science as a Human Endeavor.  


This website is about "Basics of Flight." NASA is the nation's leading government organization for aeronautical research. The students wil! learn about the evolution of flight, the expanse of aviation research, and technology development, beginning with the Wright brothers. I will use this website to compliment the Arizona State standards for Science: History of Science as a Human Endeavor.  


This website is about the History of the Moon. Knowing this information wil! help the students understand the relationships of Earth and other objects in the solar system, as stated in the Arizona State Standards.  


This website is about Nutrition in space. Everyday trainers, nutritionists and astronauts work to improve space health and fitness. It will help support Science in Social and Personal Perspectives according to the Arizona State Standards.  


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This website is about Space food. It gives the history of food preparation for space, food selection, planning and serving food. The activities on this website include c1assifying space food, ripening of fruits and vegetables, mold growth, "How much is waste?" and dehydrating food for space flight. It vvill cover the Arizona State Standards for Science: Science as Inquiry, Life science, and Science in Personal and Social Perspectives.  


The Space Shuttle was developed in the 1970s. However, like any vehicle, the technology that was new has become obsolete. The Space Shuttle is reusable-it comes back to Earth and is then sent back to space-but, there are parts of it that must be replaced every time. Scientists have decided that a fully reusable launch vehicle will be the best future spacecraft. A fully reusable vehicle would not need new parts, such as the external fuel tank, for each flight. It will cover the  

Arizona State Standards for Science: Science as Inquiry and Science in Personal and Social Perspectives.  


This website is about Space shuttle design. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center is home to the Space Shuttle Propulsion Office, responsible for three of the major elements on one of the most complex machines ever built, the spa ce shuttle. This website will compliment the Arizona State standards for Science: Science as Inquiry and History of Science as Human Endeavor.  


This website is about exercise in space. This website will help the students learn what happens to bones and muscles in space. The  students will learn the safe way to use a backpack too. This will supplement the Arizona State Standards for Health, Mathematics, Science, and Technology.  



Patches are a tradition at NASA. A patch can be found for all space shuttle and International Space Station crews. These patches are a symbolic description of the mission. This will cover the Arizona State Standards for History of Science as Human Endeavor  



1. NASA's KSNN (Kids Science News Network)

KSNN is a website that is designed to intro duce students to the world of STEM-G disciplines. The website uses video technology to explain to students every day occurrences in our world. It also tries to correct misconceptions that children sometimes have and answer some frequently asked questions.  

A large part of the sixth grade Earth Science curriculum in Massachusetts covers remote sensing, GPS and GIS. On the KSNN website there is a wonderful newsbreak called What is Remote Sensing? that is about five paragraphs long th at explains about radar and remote sensing. There is also tabs at the top of the page for a glossary, activities, resources, quiz, video and National Standards.  

I really like this site and it is something that I will incorporate into my science lessons.  

2. STS-118

STS-118 is a website that has been designed to pro vide information on the upcoming shuttle mission. It has a link for the educator' s web page which is chock full of challenges for teachers to bring into their classrooms.  

We are extremely lucky to have been approved for a downlink for this mission. I have already been to this page many times and will go there probably hundreds of more times. I have already participated with my sixth grade class in the pennant challenge and planning on tackling the plant growth design challenge in the fall. I am also going to share the fitness challenge with our physical fitness teacher. Once again many of these challenges will enhance the life science strand of science as weIl as the physical fitness and health standards.  

3. NASA's image gallery (image of the day)

Each day on this page is a new picture of something that NASA is working on or discovering. It also has thumbnail pictures on the right hand side as weIl as on the bottom which feature phones of the Shuttle, ISS, and Hubble just to name a few.  


I visit this site just ahout every day with my students as a welcome to class activity. We like to see what NASA is doing today. The kids love this. It is a great way to bring STEM-G into the classroom in a very mini lesson. Quite often they show radar pictures of lands on Earth, so we pull out the maps and locate those places. Or we talk about what it may take to have a career like the person in the picture. Sometimes it even becomes a mini math and solar system lesson with distances etc.  

I feel that this supports many of the standards that I need to cover, but it is also a nice review of previous standards that the students have learned and sometimes a brief preview of standards to come.  

4. Ocean World

This website contains information about oceans, broken up into simple focus areas. One part I found really useful is the section on weather and oceans. It explores the role the ocean plays in weather patterns.  

This ties in nicely with the six grade science curriculum. We have a big focus on Shoreline Erosion and Deposition. Even though we live just minutes from the ocean, many of my students have never seen it. So this website is nice. It will help introduce the ocean and start to instill some background knowiedge.  

5. Astroventure

This web site is both educational and fun. The students get to play the role of a NASA employee and have a career with NASA. This allows for students to use their creativity with their scientific knowiedge.  

One of our Earth Science standards includes being able to recognize that earth is part of the solar system. This web site is a user friendly interactive web site in which the kids create their own plane1. It allows them to first watch a tutorial and then design the entire planet.  


Amy, Aleta en Jill

1 BrainBites Web-site Video Clips

Brainbités is a web-site that we were exposed to during our Tuesday session. Brainbites offers a series of very short lips through the Johnson Space Center. Brainbites is a very good reference to use in the classroom. I plan on using the video clips as a hook in some lessons to motivate students or at the end of some lessons to offer closure and pull concepts together  

2. Constellation Website  

Home Page:

The Constellation web site through NASA offers a variety of information on the Constellation Exploration Project. There are many links from the home page that offers information on different aspects of the project.  

From this main home page on the Constellation Project there are many multi-media links that can be used in the classroom. I feel that the Return to the Moon: The Journey Begins Now Video Clip is an excellent video clip for exciting the students at the beginning of the year possibly in an assembly or at the beginning of a Family Night.  

They respond and get excited with flashy objects and animation. This clip offers these at the same time exposing the viewer to information  

3. Constellation Web site


This page offers a variety of images. The images offer si ze camparisons of past, present and future exploration technologies. It also offers configuration images of the Grion and pictures of different components and systems. These images can be used in classroom discus sion on the path that NASA plans for human space exploration. These pro vide a graphic model for students. Some of these images could be used as part of a bigger activity that incorporates students using the activity we did on Monday to build a crew exploration vehicle. This activity would involve benchmarks in math, science and technology.  

4. Astro- Venture- Biology Mission

I plan on using the Astro-venture biology mission with my students after my unit6 on photosynthesis with my students as a review before they take their assessment. We have access to a class set of lap top computers. I plan on bringing those into the room and have students work through the activity to review the concepts that we have covered on photosynthesis and how energy flows through an environment.  

5. Career Fact Cards  


I plan on using many of these cards as information on career awareness for students as part of various units by creating a template that students will fill in on different careers. After each quarter I would pull cards that focus on careers that relate to topics taught for that quarter. Students would spend 1-2 class periods looking at these fact sheets ab out in the NASA fields and filling out four templates in careers of their choice. I would then have students spend a class period sharing a short description of each one of the careers they chose to their group.  

6. Astro-Biology in Your Classroom: Life on Earth and Elsewhere

This web-site is found through NASA' s Astro Venture web-site. This site is a unit that lays the groundwork for an understanding in the field of astrobiology. The unit offers hands-on activities for students that allow them to explore what life is, the requirements that are needed for life as weIl as where we might find life. Students are always fascinated by life existing elsewhere in the universe. I plan on using this natural curiosity as a focal unit for my unit on the requirements and characteristics of life. I plan on using all the units in this resource guide. This will be part of a larger unit in which our students are required to compare other planets and why they are not ideal for supporting life based on our current knowIedge. I would modify this unit to cover it in jus over one week.  

Day 1: What is Life?  

I would plan on a short version of steps 1-4 and the remaining steps would be completed in groups. What is Life: Think About It worksheet would be sent home for homework.  

Day 2 and 3: \Vhat Does Life Need to Live? Follow as written  

Day 4 What Makes a World Habitable? Follow as written  

Day 5 and 6: What Can Life Tolerate?  

7. NASAexplores: When Pictmes Are Not Enough


The objective of this lesson is for students to understand the important role that humans have played in the exploration of planets. 1 will use this lesson as an opportunity to discuss with students the cmrent mission of NASA. I will use this as a segway lesson to om unit that compares the planets in terms of their characteristic that would be evidence that they could possibly support life. This lesson supports national science standards in science inquiry, properties and changes of matter, and Understanding about technology standards.  

8. NASAexplores: The History of Space Suits

We plan on using this lesson in om af ter-school program which focuses primarily on human space exploration. We feel th at understanding a history of space suit development will give om students an appreciation for the engineering development and process of this complicated system. Itwill also be a good segway into troubleshooting activity for them to design a spacesuit for going back to the moon. I plan on using this lesson over three after-school sessions with the final one devoted to designing a new spacesuit for the astronauts. This activity will focus on technology design and an understanding of science and technology.  

9. Bioed website

On Wednesday we met with representatives from Bioed. While looking at their websites I found this interesting slide set. On scientific-inquiry. We feel that students need to become very familiar with the scientific process and comfortable with scientific inquiry in order to appreciate the NASA resomces that are available to them I plan on using this slide set at the beginning of the school year as an introduction to scientific inquiry in order to better enhance the lessons that I already have on hand. I feel that by doing this my students will be better prepared for the other NASA activities throughout the school year. This activity focuses on the science inquiry standards.  

10. The NASA vision of Human Space Exploration

This website is an excellent resource for students and teachers in our buil ding as part of lessons or for informational discussion pieces. The site focuses on NASA future vision of space exploration. IT answers questions on why we are retuming to the Moon, as weIl as information on the Constellation Project. There are many video links as weIl as informational artic1es. We plan on using this information at family nights. This sight focuses on many standards inc1uding scientific inquiry, science and technology, life science and physical science standards. We plan on using some of the links from this home site as hooks for our students in the c1assroom and asseblies  

Added in 2021


Sarah Williams of Telescope Guide:


 And at last my brother Rob, who is publishing a series of planispheres for many different latitudes and in many languages :


(I made this page by using OCR, so there can be some garble in it)


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