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The Space Age

Join Education World in exploring the vast resources of Space on the web including planets, stars, and space travel!


  • Educator Astronaut Program Continues
    Undeterred by the tragic loss of the space shuttle Columbia February 1, teachers are continuing to apply for NASA's Educator Astronaut program, which is designed to select and train three to six teachers for future space missions.
  • "Helping the Healing: Tips for Teachers after the Columbia Tragedy
    As NASA investigators struggle to find answers for the loss of the space shuttle Columbia and its seven astronauts on February 1, teachers also search for answers to students questions about the tragedy. Education World has compiled a list of resources.


  • Helping Kids Deal with the Space Shuttle Tragedy
    On Saturday, February 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia broke up over Texas, only a few minutes before its scheduled touchdown. Today, Education World offers resources to help you help your students deal with the Columbia tragedy, and to help them understand the history and goals of the space program.


  • The Education World Millennium Series Presents Space: The Final Frontier
    Education World presents "Space: The Final Frontier," the next chapter in our yearlong Millennium Series



  • Great Sites for Teaching About... Space
    Each week, Education World's Great Sites for Teaching About page highlights Web sites to help educators work timely themes into their lessons. This week's sites are among the best on the Web for teaching about space.

  • Make a Place for These Books About Space!
    What is living in space like? How did the universe begin? Are there other worlds like ours? Children often have seemingly endless questions about space. This week, Education World looks at four books that answer students' questions and provide additional fascinating facts, stories, and activities to help make the study of space fun, educational, and exciting.



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