Ask An Astronomer Videos & Lessons

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Resource:Ask An Astronomer Videos & Lessons
Provider:Cool Cosmos
Summary:Age Range: 5-14 (Grade K-8 approximately, with parental supervision). At this website, NASA scientists and astronomers at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center & the SIRTF Science Center answer kids' questions about the universe in entertaining video format.
Description:Plus, the site provides free classroom activities, lessons, tutorials, image galleries, games, and resources that can be used to sate the curiosity of anyone interested in learning about the universe.

When you get to the site, you'll see some featured videos. Below that is a menu of questions with video answers that include:

Why is the sky blue?
What will happen to the Earth when the Sun dies?
How do you discover an asteroid?
What is the nearest galaxy to the Milky Way?
Why isn't Pluto a planet any more?
What is a brown dwarf?
What causes an eclipse of the moon?

Once you've explored the videos, use the menu at the top of the page that includes:

*Cosmic Classroom - Find a wide spectrum of activities, experiments, and lessons that focus on infrared light.

*Cosmic Kids - Learn to build your own model of the Spitzer Space Telescope, find out if people glow in the dark, enjoy a story about "What's in Space?"

*Image Galleries - A spectacular collection of images from the Spitzer Space Telescope.

*Videos - Not only will you find the "Ask An Astronomer" videos, but you can enjoy Spitzer Observatory animations, and a series of funny and informative educational videos about a variety of science and technology topics.

*Cosmic Games - Play astronomy-themed online games including Concentration, Hangman, Word Search, and more!

There is a lot of content here, so bookmark the site to return often.
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