3rd Grade Links

Third Grade Resources

Space

Amazing Space 
Find out what light and color can tell you about stars in Star Light, Star Bright; Learn about the objects that make up the Solar System by collecting Solar System Trading Cards; Train to be a scientist by enrolling in the Hubble Deep Field Academy; Create a schedule for the Second Servicing Mission to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope through the Student Astronaut Challenge; Brief history of telescopes from Galileo to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Apollo Manned Space Program
From the National Air and Space Museum, this site explores each of the twelve manned Apollo missions. Inlcudes images from each mission.
[ Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Apollo Program ]

The Apollo Program 
Basic information about each mission in the Apollo program. 
[ Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Apollo Program ]

Ask the Space Scientist - about the Moon phases
From the Space Scientist, find out the answers to these questions about our moon.
[ Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: ]

Astronomy for Kids 
This site is about outer space. You will learn about black holes, comets, constellations, eclipses, observation equipment, phases of the Moon, the planets, the stars and the Sun, and last but not least the Universe. You will find neat pictures, and be able to use a virtual telescope. This is a ThinkQuest Junior project. 
[ Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]

CNN - Space Exploration Gallery - Shuttle Missions 
A visual and narrative recap of the space shuttle missions.
[ Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Space Shuttle ]

Factmonster
Search engine for space topics.

How Space Shuttles Work
Lengthy article by expert on the technology behind all aspects of a space shuttle's journey plus a historical overview of space shuttles. The site includes an image gallery of over 300 photos.
[ Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Space Shuttle ]

International Space Station 
This site on the NASA server, offers updated information on the status of the International Space Station project. Included are news updates, images of the plans, and a crew roster. 
[ Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: NASA ]

ISS Phase I - Space Station Mir 
This site offers a wealth of information on the space station Mir. Included on the site is a clickable map of the station, mission records, and links to other Mir sites.

NASA - JPL Solar System Simulator 
This site offers links to downloads of space maps, a solar system simulator, star backgrounds, and renderings of surfaces of other planets. There are also 3D spacecraft models and links to other sites.
[ Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]

NASA Astronaut Biographies 
Find out where you can write to a NASA astronaut, how you can become an astronaut, how they are selected and trained, what they wear and how they eat and sleep in space and more!
[ Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: NASA ]

NASA Kids Home 
Games, art, stories, and information about the space investigation work being done at NASA. 
[ Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: NASA ]

NASA Multimedia Gallery 
Have you ever wondered how things look from outer space? Check out this gallery of photographs and movies from NASA.
[ Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Maps ]

The New York Times on AOL: Sputnik 
This special presentation of The New York Times on America Online includes articles and photos from the first week following Sputnik's launch, coverage of the U.S. response and the early days of the space race, and a directory of related websites.
[ Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Spacecraft ]

NOVA Online: Doomsday Asteroid 
NOVA Online provides information about asteroids, comets, and other astronomical bodies. 
[ Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Asteroids, Meteors, Comets ]

Outer Space 
You can find many educational and fun things to do here. We have quizzes, crossword puzzles and word searches for your enjoyment. There is information on planets, our moon, eclipses, comets, asteroids, meteors and meteorites, stars and constellations.You can also learn about American astronauts and their missions. 
[ Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]

Star Journey 
View the nightime sky using National Geographic's star chart with overlays of Hubble Space Telescope images.Visit highlights of the heavens, or look at the Hubble Telescope itself using a model and guide.
[ Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]

StarChild : A Learning Center for Young Astronomers 
This site presents information about the solar system, the universe, and space exploration at two different levels for school-aged children.
[ Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]

Views of the Solar System 
Views of the Solar System presents a vivid multimedia adventure unfolding the splendor of the Sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, and more. Discover the latest scientific information, or study the history of space exploration, rocketry, early astronauts, space missions, spacecraft through a vast archive of photographs, scientific facts, text, graphics and videos.
[ Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Planets ]

Galileo

Galileo Project
Delve into this source of in-depth information on the life and discoveries of Galileo Galilei. There are lots of layers to this site and you will have to "drill down" to get to just what you are looking for.

Galileo Galilei Biography
Read up on this astronomer and his theories. Includes pictures and links for more information.

Galileo's Battle for the Heavens
Explore the life and work of this 17th century scientist and his struggle to persuade church authorities of the truth behind his astonishing discoveries about the cosmos.

Galileo Galilei Biography
Briefly summarizes Galileo's life and his struggle with the Church.

Cosmology
At one time astronomers believed the Earth was at the center of the universe, and that all other planets circled around us. Watch how this theory was disproved and learn about other astronomical discoveries in this animated history of the cosmos.

Galileo
A very brief summary of his life and his problem with the church.

Galileo Galilei
A fun site with some helpful links.