Astronomy Resources for Teachers from the HEASARC
The listed sites feature information for educators interested in programs, individual lesson plans, or background information about general and high-energy astronomy.
The Imagine the Universe Educators' Corner features lesson plans, posters, and educator guides aimed at middle and high school audiences. These standards-aligned materials highlight a variety of topics in astronomy from supernovae, the origin of the elements, galaxies, and black holes.
Engage students with the information and activities found on in StarChild. The educators' page features lesson plans to help show you some ways you can use StarChild in your teaching.
The NASA Family Science Night curriculum invites middle school children and their families to explore the importance of science and technology in our daily lives through fun, hands-on activities. Visit this site to learn how to run your own NASA Family Science Night program.
This out-of-school time curriculum takes middle school-aged children on a journey through the Universe beyond the solar system through engaging hands-on activities. The Afterschool Universe website provides full activity instructions and resources for educators to run this program in their local communities.
Engage middle school students in a day-long event full of hands-on activities exploring the life and death of large stars. The manual provides write-ups of each activity and the tools for astronomy-interested educators to run this program in their community.
The Collaboration Across Cultures educator's page features lesson plans, workshop materials, and links to the “Building the Coolest X-ray Satellite” educational video. These materials use fundamental science topics including temperature and the behavior of light to bring X-ray astronomy into your classroom.
The RXTE Educators' page features creative ways to bring high-energy science into your classroom. There are individual lesson plans and resources to engage students.
Lesson plans and actvities, satellite model, song, and museum slides related to the Swift mission.
Lesson plans and actvities, satellite model, and additional education resources related to the Fermi mission.
Other NASA Educator Astronomy Resources
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