EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCES: EVOLUTION of the UNIVERSE
the Universe! -- A comprehensive site from NASA that covers an amazing range of topics, including
Origin and Destiny of the Universe, Growth of Massive Black Holes, Nature
of Dark Matter, Evolution of Known Structures, The Solar Corona ... and
dozens and dozens more!
- Runaway Universe -- This incredible site is what the Web should be!! Interactive multimedia, up-to-date
information from leading researchers, and crisp content!! From the site:
"The program follows the efforts of two rival teams of astronomers
as they search for exploding stars, map out gigantic cosmic patterns of
galaxies, and grapple with the ultimate question: What is the fate of
the universe?" Do not miss out on one of the best sites on the Web!
Universe -- Tremendous site from the University of Michigan, with lessons and news regarding
the following "Universal" topics: Understanding the Sky, Constellations,
Maps, Star, Star Dus, Strange Stuff in Space, Galaxies, and The Cosmos.
Includes links to Space Science News, News & Discovery, Image Archives,
and lessons on each of the nine planets, comets, asteroids, and other
celestial bodies. A complete universe resource!
- Timeline of the Universe -- From
the incredible "Mysteries of Deep Space" site, an interactive
timeline that details the evolution of the Universe! Also check out Stephen
Hawking's Universe for more analysis on evolution from the beginning
Science - Space -- An
amazing collection of multimedia and interactive resources on space! Pages
include: Constellations Guide, Horizon - Space, Mars Special, Seeing Stars,
Solar Eclipse, Sky at Night, Space Knowledge, Space WebGuide, The Planets
Science Museum - Universe -- A
beautifully illustrated compendium of information on space and the universe,
from The Melbourne Science Museum's Planetarium.
Universe -- Interactive
activities that help explain the mysteries of moons, planets, stars, comets,
nebulae and galaxies.
- Kapili.com -- From
the good folks at Kapili, several lessons on the Universe - including:
Origins of the Universe, Comets & Asteroids, EM, Radiation, Mass,
Gravity, Planets, Stars, Black Holes.
Diagram -- A
couple of basic overviews of how to create and read a Hertzsprung-Russell
BIG BANG THEORY
- Big Bang -- From
the site: "The Big Bang Model is a broadly accepted theory for the
origin and evolution of our universe. It postulates that 12 to 14 billion
years ago, the portion of the universe we can see today was only a few
millimeters across. It has since expanded from this hot dense state into
the vast and much cooler cosmos we currently inhabit." Also see this
Big Bang Theory Site.
Bang Cosmology Primer -- From
UC-Berkeley, an introductory unit on the Big Bang Theory.
Evolution of the Solar System
Nine Planets -- Phenomenal
site detailing the evolution and development of the planets in our Solar
System. Includes detailed descriptions for each planet, and all moons
and other celestial bodies. A history of the solar system, information
on other solar systems and a glossary of terminology are also featured.
Don't miss this site!!!
- BrainPop -- Another
amazing set of movie/activity extravaganzas from Brainpop! See flash movies
about The Solar System, The Sun, The Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, Eclipses,
Stars, and the Big Bang Theory, and participate in related online experiments
About the Solar System -- On-line
lessons about the solar system, including the following topics: 1.What
is the Solar System? How many planets are there in our solar system? How
did the solar system form? How old is the solar system? How big is the
solar system? Are there differences among the planets in our solar system?
What is the asteroid belt? Where do comets come from? Can you see any
planets with the "naked eye"? Which planets are called the "rocky" or
"terrestial" planets? Which planets are called the "gaseous" planets?
Which planets have rings? Can the Hubble Space Telescope take pictures
of all the planets in our solar system? Can the Hubble Space Telescope
take pictures of the sun?
the Red Planet We Go -- From
the ThinkQuest site: "Often visible in the night sky as a small glowing
red star, Mars has long held the human imagination. Long before artificial
probes have ventured into space, people have created stories about the
Red Planet. Looking ahead of our new millenium NASA is in cooperation
with space agencies around the world planning on what will be the biggest
joint space venture ever attempted by man. "To the Red Planet We Go" is
designed to teach you just what planning a manned mission to Mars is all
Tour of the Sun -- Take
an amazing journey into the sun! The site includes great introductory
information on our nearest star, and includes dozens of images and movies!
Sun -- A close-up
look at the Sun!
System Trading Cards -- From
the Space Telescope Science Institute, printable collection of Solar System
trading cards with gobs of facts and data!
Photojournal - NASA -- Browse
through nearly 2000 images of the Solar Syatem from NASA's archives! .
System Live -- Model
and data for current positioning of the Solar System!
ORIGINS of GALAXIES
Galore! -- From
the Space Telescope Science Institute, great online activities to improve
students grasp of the galaxies of the universe. Includes a "Scientific
Background" facts page, which discusses the classification of galaxies
and their composition, an interactive "Build Our Milky Way" animated demonstration
of our galaxy, plus several "Galaxy Games" to reinforce key concepts!
to the Milky Way -- From
the PBS site:"Voyage to the Milky Way takes viewers to the strange
new world of space exploration."
- Galaxies -- Part
of the extensive online Universe resources from the University of Michigan,
an overview of galaxies with links to lessons on the Milky Way, and the
planets of our solar system.
- Galaxies -- Breathtaking
photo images of galaxies, accompanied by explanations of their formation.
Galaxies -- Lots
of information on the galaxies, in the following categories: The Milky
Way System, Spiral Galaxies, Elliptical Galaxies, Irregular Galaxies,
Active Galaxies, Clusters of Galaxies, Nearby Galaxies
of Galaxies -- An
online lesson in how galaxies formed. Details classifications of galaxies
and their compositions and features.
Galaxies -- Images
and explanations of the different classifications of galaxies
- To the Moon -- Explore
the moon with this great site from PBS and NOVA!
Moon -- From
NASA, a series of great resources about the Moon!
the Moon -- Take
a fascinating trip to the moon with the following expeditions: Apollo,
Clementine, Luna, Ranger, Surveyor, Zond
Stars and Constellations
- Mysteries of Space -- An
incredible site from ThinkQuest! Select your age group - 12 & under
or 13 & over - and enter this amazing multimedia extravaganza of stars
- Kapili.com -- Another
pile 'o great stuff from Kapili, including pages on:Black Holes, Star
Classes, Star Development, Star Luminosity, Star Requirements
and Constellations -- A
series of great resources on stars and constellations!
Other Heavenly Bodies
Game -- From
National Geographic, a fun online game that teaches about asteroids!
Meteorites and Impacts -- An
introductory lesson on meteorites.
Central -- Learn
all about meteorites! Includes updated meteorite news!
Crater Rim Tour -- A
virtual tour of Arizona's Barringer Meteor Crater.