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Origins Education Forum

Science Background Information

Amazing Space (grades K-12)

The teachers’ section has background information on the basics of astronomy, as well as teaching tools, which include interactive activities, graphic organizers and science content reading selections.

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/eds/astronomy-basics.php

Tutorials and background information

This Web site contains guides to topics related to infrared astronomy and the Spitzer Space Telescope.

http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/cosmic_reference/index.html

Ask an Astronomer

Ask an Astronomer (for kids)

Does one of your students have a question about a topic in astronomy or about an object in space?  They can check the categories at this Web site to see if their question has already been answered.  If not, they can ask their question here.

http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_kids/AskKids/index.shtml

Ask an Astrobiologist (NAI)

Astrobiology is the interdisciplinary science that seeks answers to fundamental questions about life in the universe. These questions ask about how life began and evolved on Earth, whether there's life elsewhere in the universe, and what the future is of life on Earth. Heres another Ask an Astronomer site, specific to astrobiology.

http://www.nai.arc.nasa.gov/astrobio/index.cfm