Teens — Explore Space and Earth Sciences

Earth science sites

  • Amazing Space
    Space science and Hubble Space Telescope, photographs, audio, video, animations, and activities. Teacher materials linked to the National Science Education Standards, interdisciplinary connections.
  • EarthKAM
    Through this resource, developed through the TERC Center for Earth and Space Science Education, in collaboration with NASA, UCSD and other partners, students have direct access to a digital camera flown on the Space Shuttle. Students select targets on Earth to be photographed, and then use the images in a variety of investigations and curricular applications. All of the images (currently 2,000) are available on the EarthKAM website for wider public and educational use. Extensive teacher's guides help participants utilize these resources.
  • Journey North
    Students engage in scientific observations and explorations as they follow animal migrations and seasonal change. Site fosters interactions between scientists and students, between classrooms in different parts of the country, and between students in North America and Mexico. Extensive teacher materials assist in classroom implementation.
  • One Sky, Many Voices
    School of Education and the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences at the University of Michigan. Innovative, inquiry-based weather curricula for grades K-12, uses both Internet and CD-ROM technology. Some units are interactive computer-based activities as well as collaborative activities between participants at different institutions.
  • Whale Net
    Multilingual site, designed to excite K-12 students, teachers and the public about math, science, the environment and technology. The site features a "Satellite Observation Program" to track whales and other marine life. It also provides materials for teachers and professional development based on the program curriculum. These materials are located at http://www.whale.wheelock.edu/whalenet-stuff/CDROMintro.html

As with all things on the World Wide Web, please be careful.

  1. Never give out any personal information. That means your last name, your parents' names, your school, your address and your email. Even your birthday.
  2. Select your online friends carefully. Just because someone says he want to be a friend doesn't make him worthy of your friendship.
  3. We aren't saying everyone on the web is mean. Most people are nice. But remember, it only takes one creep to really ruin your day.
Above all, let your parents know what you are doing online and who your friends are.