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The Origins Education Forum and NASA's Education Support Network concluded on September 30, 2009.

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Origins Education Forum

The resources below are some examples of what is available. For additional resources, visit the individual mission's Web site.

In the Resources Section

Origins Activites
There are numerous activities available through the Space Science Education Resource Directory. In addition, here are a few sample activities dealing with light and color, galaxies, the search for planets, and the search for life.

Glossaries
Need to know the meaning of a space-related word? Look in our glossary!

Science Background
Here you can read some science background information. And, if you can’t find an answer to your question, you can ask an astronomer.

Misconceptions
Find out about students' common misconceptions. These misconceptions must be dispelled before students can further their knowledge.

Collections
Classroom activities and numerous multimedia materials have been collected and are available from the Space Science Education Resource Directory or from the NASA Central Operation of Resources for Educators.

Articles
See these articles from journals, newsletters and other periodicals for tips on working with Origins science and activities in the classroom.

Origins NOVA Series
The PBS series Origins describes some of what we’ve learned about the origin of galaxies, stars, planets and life.