Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing
On July 20, 1969, humans walked on another world for the first time in history, achieving the goal that President John F. Kennedy had set in 1961, before Americans had even orbited the Earth. After a landing that included dodging a lunar crater and boulder field just before touchdown, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin explored the area around their lunar landing site for more than two hours. They collected soil and rock samples, set up experiments, planted an American flag, and left behind medallions honoring the Apollo 1 crew and a plaque saying, “We came in peace for all mankind.”
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History of Space Exploration
At this site students can learn about the history of space exploration and find information about a number of United States, Russian, Japanese, and European missions.
Launch Into STAR Net‘s “Summer of Space”
In the summer of 2019, 16,000 libraries across the country will celebrate space exploration in their summer reading programs. Science‐Technology Activities and Resources Library Network (STAR Net).
Apollo's Moon Shot ARA free augmented reality app lets anyone with a smartphone or tablet walk through a portal onto the Moon, interact with authentic artifacts from the Apollo 11 mission, take a space selfie and access videos.
Listen: SMALL STEPS, GIANT LEAPS
From a project’s smallest steps to humanity’s greatest leaps, In NASA's podcast, Small Steps, Giant Leaps, APPEL Knowledge Services talks with systems engineers, scientists, project managers and thought leaders about challenges, opportunities, and successes.
NASA Kids' Club
NASA Kids Club is an excellent site for "kids" of all ages and provides an abundance of information, images, and interesting things to do on astronomy and the space sciences
NASA Classroom Activites
Bring the wonder of space to your students. Explore our universe of science, technology, engineering and math activities and resources
PBS Learning MediaPBS and your PBS member station have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for teachers like you.
Full unit introducing students to the historical motivation for space exploration
Mission to MarsIn this module, students simulate a launch sequence for a manned mission to Mars. In preparation for the mission, students engage with several small missions (design problems) related to Earth and the solar system, interdependent relationships in ecosystems, energy transfer, and forces.
Celebrating Space Exploration
These Science NetLinks resources provide a variety of rich media learning experiences to help students learn more about NASA and discover the history and future of space travel.
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PBS Summer of Space
PBS Brings You the Universe All Summer Long The Journey Begins Monday, July 8