Amazing Space

Amazing Space

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Amazing Space uses the Hubble Space Telescope’s discoveries to encourage you to learn about the universe. It has some of the most interesting and lively, as well as useful, space information on the Web. You can explore Hubble Gallery, with photos and videos collected from Hubble’s amazing years in space. You also can visit Online Explorations to explore the universe’s planets, galaxies, black holes, comets, etc. And you can take part in online adventures in the Capture the Cosmos section or get to experience what it’s like to be an astronomer by delving into the Hubble Deep Field Academy. All-in-all, the range of subjects is extensive. The site is well-maintained and well worth an extended visit.

Going Further

For Educators

This resource can be used to help enhance any unit on the universe. There are several sections that could be of particular interest to you.

The Educators and Developers section has many of the same topics and sites found in the For Everyone section, plus teaching tools and detailed lesson plans with a comprehensive listing of the site’s interactivities, graphic organizers, science content reading selections, and more.

The Hubble Deep Field Academy enables students to experience counting, describing, and identifying objects in space as well as considering cosmic distances. The Star Witness News brings the latest discoveries to light, and how learning is continuous as our knowledge of the universe grows and changes. Servicing Mission 4 gives students an idea of what’s involved in maintaining and upgrading Hubble. There’s a section on black holes, including our misconceptions about them. Good for critical thinking and scientific method, one can ask what happens when we make assumptions rather than hypotheses without further investigation, and how new information can change what had been accepted science. Tonight’s Sky uses spatial skills and is an excellent introduction to astronomy, giving students a connection that can be renewed every time one looks at the night sky.

Orbit & Rotation
6-12 | Interactive
Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics
9-12 | Website
Fact Challenge
6-12 | Interactive

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