The Solar System
This NASA site is a one stop website for all the information you'll ever need on the parts of the solar system
If for some reason you still need information on the planets, be sure to visit "Windows to the Universe"
Want information on any mission to another part of the solar system? This NASA site lets you search by target, name or decade!
This site from the Exploratorium allows you to compare your weight on planets, moons and even neutron stars!
This site from the Exploratorium allows you to compare your age in days and years on the planets and Pluto
This site from NYU also allows you to compare your weight and mass on other planets
Fire a cannonball to see where it lands on different planets in this McGraw-Hill interactive
International Space Station
This animation from USA Today provides the timeline for the construction of the International Space Station
Want to see the Space Station? Click here to see if it's visible in your area tonight.
Earth Specific Topics
Click here to find angles of altitude of the sun and moon for US cities.
View this short video on "Why are There Seasons?"
GeoScience Animations - The relationship between the Earth's tilt and the seasons
Explore a model of Earth's yearly revolution around the Sun
Use this interactive from McGraw-Hill to investigate the seasons
This interactive from SEPUP allows you to compare seasonal information from 4 different geographical locations.
View this PowerPoint on the Moon from the MoonKAM project
Click here for an informative explanation of moon phases produced by Harcourt School Publishers
Use this animation from Green River Community College to learn about moon phases
McGraw-Hill also has an interactive animation on moon phases
This applet from the University of Illinois shows the relationship between the motion of the Moon around the Earth and lunar phases.
This applet from the Valdosta State University also shows the relationship between the movement of the Moon around the Earth and lunar phases
StarDate allows you to view Moon phases for any month you select
Click here to view a PowerPoint on Eclipses
MSNBC has an informative animation on solar eclipses
McGraw-Hill has this interactive of solar and lunar eclipses
These notes from Richard Pogge at Ohio State contain all you need to know about eclipses
Click here for Mr. Eclipse's page on Solar Eclipses for Beginners
Click here for Mr. Eclipse's page on Lunar Eclipses for Beginners
This site shows the path for the US Total Solar Eclipse in August 2017
This map shows the paths of total and annular solar eclipses from 2001-2020
Want to know the path of any eclipse from the beginning of the Second Millennium BCE (2000 BCE to 1001 BCE) to the end of the Third Millennium (2001 CE to 3000 CE)? Click here for that information
This YouTube video from Nature Video tells the story of the Lego Antikythera Mechanism
View the Tide Simulator from the ASPIRE project at the University of Utah
You'll be an expert on tides by the time you finish this NOAA tutorial. (Links are located on the right side of the page.) Be sure to click on all the animations!
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