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Animals
  • Birds and Radar - Learn about how NASA can use radar to study bird migration and then build your own birdseed wreath to attract birds.
  • Conservation Connect - Video series highlighting the great outdoors, wildlife species, and conservation careers.
  • Endangered Species Game - Weird and Wonderful Wildlife - Learn about 14 species that are endangered or threatened.
  • Endangered Species Picture Book - Download an entire coloring book free at this Environmental Protection Agency site, or just print out pictures of your favorite threatened animals.
  • Interactive Frog Dissection - The purpose of this lab activity is to help you learn the anatomy of a frog and give you a better understanding of the anatomy of vertebrate animals in general, including humans.
  • Let's Go Outside - Outdoor Activities and Curricula - The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has a variety of activity guides available at the national level, as well as some activity guides that are specific to certain locations.
  • National Wildlife Refuge System Coloring Book - Discover eagles, caterpillars and other animals you can find on a national wildlife refuge.
  • Reefs Unleashed – Learn how to identify the animals that took up residence on a plate in a “reef condo” in Bali.
  • Refuges - Outdoor Learning at Refuges -  Fun facts and information you can use for a field trip to your closest refuge.
  • San Diego Zoo - Find information about animals, games and activities to use in your classroom
EarthEnergySpace
  • Amazing Space - Teaching Tools - This site contains astronomy and math activities.
  • Astrobiology: Education Activities - Activities in this area focus on how explorers identify the characteristics needed for life to exist and use that definition to guide the search for life beyond Earth.
  • Decoding Mars – Use pattern recognition skills to make educated guesses about the planet’s geology.
  • Early Solar System: Education Activities - Activities in this area are focused on comets, asteroids, meteorites and their role in the evolution of our solar system.
  • Educator's Corner - FAA - Includes activities for the classroom, fun experiments and much more.
  • How We Explore: Education Activities - Activities in this area showcase how scientists and engineers work together to build spacecraft tough enough to explore our solar system and answer key science questions.
  • Jefferson Lab - Teacher Resources - The site features hands-on activities, worksheets, puzzles and games focuses on increasing the number of teachers with a substantial background in math and science.
  • Journey To The Stars - DVD and Lesson Plan - Kids love to make things explode in science class. How about an entire star? Thanks to NASA, supernovas will soon be going off in classrooms around the country - no safety glasses required.
  • Loopy Legends - Write your own zany space adventures using this fill-in-the-blank online activity.
  • Planetary Processes and Weather: Education Activities - Activities in this section reveal how geology, weather and other forces have shaped the worlds of our solar system.
  • Science of Cooking - Discover how a pinch of curiosity can improve your cooking! Explore recipes, activities, and webcasts that will enhance your understanding of the science behind food and cooking.
  • Selene: A Lunar Construction Game - Have a blast learning about the moon and planetary geology (ages 9 and older; parent/guardian permission required).
  • Solar System Exploration - Discover planets, missions and news.
  • Space Place - Teacher's Corner - Read blogs from scientists and engineers, get printable images of Earth and space, get math and space classroom activities (Adobe Reader required).
  • Taurid Meteor Showers - What causes meteor showers, anyway? Find out more.
  • Train Like an Astronaut - Involve your students in structured, hands-on science activities that relate physical Earth-based needs to the requirements of exploring space. Also assist students in the science behind nutrition and physical fitness.
  • Weather Science for Kids and Teens - Links to all kinds of sites with information on weather, science, and space.
  • What We Explore: Education Activities - Activities in this section focus on solar science, the rocky worlds of the inner solar system and the gas giants and icy moons of the outer solar system.
Page last updated: May 18th, 2017