Geo-Lens Introduction to Moons, Planets, Stars & Earth Science (GLIMPSES)
GLIMPSESTM are FREE instructional materials available for K-12 teachers using Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards to teach Astronomy, Space Science/Space Systems, and Earth Science/Earth Systems.
The current materials are designed for use WITH OR WITHOUT reading LANA & THE WATER (by Morgan Young), the middle grade novel featuring Logical Lana McNair and her magic telescope. Recommended for children in Grades 4 through 7, the novel introduces space science and astronomy concepts as it explores the relationship between celestial constellations and the Greek mythological characters for which they are named. It can also be read aloud to children in Grades 2 and 3.
Logical Lana McNair appears throughout the materials to zero in on important topics with her telescope's Geo-LensTM. She offers cool science facts in an entertaining manner!
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ASTRONOMY FOR KIDS: http://www.kidsastronomy.com/
ASTRONOMY MAGAZINE: http://www.astronomy.com/observing/astro-for-kids
CONSTELLATION GUIDE: https://stardate.org/nightsky/constellations
CONSTELLATIONS BRAINPOP: https://www.brainpop.com/science/space/constellations/
GALILEO BRAINPOP: https://www.brainpop.com/science/famousscientists/galileogalilei/
AQUARIUS CONSTELLATION: http://www.astronomytrek.com/aquarius-the-water-carrier/
ASTRONOMY PIC OF THE DAY: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
GENERAL ASTRONOMY TERMS: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-terms/
FIND OBSERVATORY NEAR YOU: http://www.go-astronomy.com/observatories.htm
AMATEUR ASTRONOMY AT HOME: https://www.angieslist.com/articles/amateur-astronomy-home.htm