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3-5 Earth and Space Science: Astronomy

3rd - 5th | Printable, Product

3-5 Core Curriculum – Earth and Space Science: Roll your sleeves up and get ready for a fantastic ride through the universe. Highlights include 31 hands-on activities and experiments to engage your...

$15

6-8 Earth and Space Science: Astronomy

6th - 8th | Printable, Product

6-8 Core Curriculum – Earth and Space Science: Astronomy Take your student’s understanding of astronomy to new heights with this interactive exploration of the cosmos. Highlights include 25...

$15

Astronomy

6th - College | Website

From our solar system neighbors to the edge of the galaxy....space and its endless possibilities have always captured the interests of children of all ages. From hunting water on Mars to living in...

Free

Astronomy 101: From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts about the Universe

6th - High School | Book, ebook/Kindle

Explore the curiosities of the cosmos in this engaging book! Too often, textbooks go into more detail than readers have in mind when they want to learn a little something about astronomy. This is...

$10

Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, Eighth Edition

9th - College | Book, ebook/Kindle

For a generation, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide to the night sky. Now this classic beginner’s guide has been completely revised to bring...

$15

Astronomy Course Assistant

7th - College | Android, iPhone/iPad

Astronomy app great for any college-level introductory computational course. Includes planets, moons, stars, solar objects, more. Customize your location. Get an overview of constellations,...

$5

Astronomy Crash Course

9th - College | Online class, Online video/YouTube

Welcome to the first episode of Crash Course Astronomy. Your host for this intergalactic adventure is the Bad Astronomer himself, Phil Plait. We begin with answering a question: “What is astronomy?”

Free

Astronomy: Exploring Time and Space

7th - College | Online class

This course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about modern astronomy. We will help you get up to date on the most recent astronomical discoveries while also providing...

Free
Offers paid add-ons

Astronomy for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments that Really Work

2nd - 6th | Book

Why do planets spin? How hot is the Sun? What keeps the Moon in orbit around the Earth? What are Saturn's rings made of? What's a black hole in space? Now you can discover the answers to these and...

$12

Astronomy Kit

1st - 8th | Product

What you will do in this course: Experiment with Earth’s Tilt, Rotation & Revolution Experiment with a Sundial Make a Constellation Experiment with Moon Phases Experiment with Moon Craters...

$180

A Visual Guide to the Universe with the Smithsonian

9th - College | Online/YouTube video

Produced in partnership with the Smithsonian, these 18 lavishly illustrated lectures take you from our solar system to the farthest reaches of space and time.

$20 monthly

Confronting The Big Questions: Highlights of Modern Astronomy

9th - College | Online class

An introduction to modern astronomy’s most important questions. The four sections of the course are Planets and Life in The Universe; The Life of Stars; Galaxies and Their Environments; The History...

Free
Offers paid add-ons

Cosmology and astronomy

7th - College | Online class

The Earth is huge, but it is tiny compared to the Sun (which is super huge). But the Sun is tiny compared to the solar system which is tiny compared to the distance to the next star. Oh, did we...

Free

DK Handbooks: Stars and Planets

5th - College | Book

A practical guide to the night sky that can be used by amateur astronomers anywhere in the world, this book features entries on all 88 constellations of the northern and southern hemisphere skies...

$5

Exoplanets

4th - 9th | Online video/YouTube

Learn about planets outside our solar system - what they might be like, how their seasons work, which might support life, and what kind of weather they have.

Free

Exploring the Night Sky: The Equinox Astronomy Guide for Beginners

4th - High School | Book

Exploring the Night Sky is aimed at novice star gazers anxious to expand their astronomical repertoire beyond the Big and Little Dippers. Dickinson has designed a superb introduction to astronomy...

$9

From the Big Bang to Dark Energy

High School - College | Online class

We have learned a lot recently about how the Universe evolved in 13.7 billion years since the Big Bang. More than 80% of matter in the Universe is mysterious Dark Matter, which made stars and...

Free
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Imagining Other Earths

9th - College | Online class

Are we alone? This course introduces core concepts in astronomy, biology, and planetary science that enable the student to speculate scientifically about this profound question and invent their own...

Free
Offers paid add-ons

Introduction to Black Holes

High School - College | Online resource

Black Holes (BHs) are the standard-bearers of cool Physics. Pop culture is full of references to these objects that are so powerful that nothing can escape them. A lot of Physicists have spent...

Free

Introductory Astronomy (online)

High School | Online class

Why do stars twinkle? Is it possible to fall into a black hole? Will the sun ever stop shining? Since the first glimpse of the night sky, humans have been fascinated with the stars, planets, and...

$150
Offers paid add-ons

K-2 Earth and Space: Astronomy

Kindergarten - 2nd | Printable, Product

K-2 Core Curriculum – Earth and Space: Astronomy In this fun and interactive unit study, your children will explore astronomy and the solar system! With over 28 hands-on activities and experiments,...

$15

Let's Go To Space!

Kindergarten - 3rd | Online video/YouTube

Explore our solar system with Jessi and Squeaks!

Free

NASA Kids' Club

Pre-K - 4th | Online resource

NASA provides a safe place for children to play as they learn about NASA and its missions. On this site, you will find games of various skill levels for children pre-K through grade 4. These games...

Free

Origins - Formation of the Universe, Solar System, Earth and Life

College | Online class

The Origins course tracks the origin of all things – from the Big Bang to the origin of the Solar System and the Earth. The course follows the evolution of life on our planet through deep...

Free

Our Solar System and Earth

4th - College | Online class

Ever since the Big Bang, the Universe has been drifting and expanding. The birth and death of stars leave an aftermath of galaxies, planets, and even living organisms. Watch the Earth transform...

Free

Outer Space Kit with DVD

7th - High School | Product

This kit contains 12 labs, DVD, and complete Teacher’s Guide. It is designed to be a comprehensive study of Our Star and Outer Space. The kit is recommended for students 12+ years of age, but is...

$200

Reach for the Stars

4th - 8th | iPhone/iPad

Reach for the Stars presents early learners with a new approach to astronomy, one that educates and inspires in ways no conventional materials can hope to match. Produced by a collaboration between...

Free

Scale of the universe

7th - College | Online class

The Earth is huge, but it is tiny compared to the Sun (which is super huge). But the Sun is tiny compared to the solar system which is tiny compared to the distance to the next star. Oh, did we...

Free

ScienceFusion Module G: Space Science

6th - 8th | Online resource, Product

Buy grade 6-8 ScienceFusion Homeschool Package Grades 6-8 Module G: Space Science, ISBN: 9780547746654 online. Shop directly from HMH now! ScienceFusion, Grades 6-8, offers 11 modules, ten...

$53

SkySafari 5

6th - High School | Android, iPhone/iPad, Mac OS

Professional Telescope Astronomy Software Accurate Simulation Simulate the sky from anywhere on Earth, up to 10000 years in the past or future. Animate transits, conjunctions, eclipses, and other...

$3
Offers paid add-ons

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