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Below you will find some Internet Resources that could further extend your visit to The Town of Ramapo Challenger Center. The resources range in level from kindergarten through college. Whether you are writing a research paper, planning a lesson, or are just plain curious, you are sure to find a link to suit your needs. Visit each site to see if it will be of help to you, your family, or your students.

FREE Paper Models!
Make YOUR OWN paper models just like the paper models in our center!


Construct a Spacecraft or Lunar Lander to Call Your Own! Great for the novice or the expert, these paper models are ready to print out and assemble.
   freepapermodels

Tribute to Columbia Astronauts
by Alan Sorensen

"Free"
Words and Music
by Alan J. Sorensen
(c) 2003. All rights reserved.



To listen to this song, you will need to download Windows Media Player or QuickTime Player

Space Links

For a list of educational websites and educational links including the best educational websites for kids, the top educational websites for teachers, the top language arts educational sites for kids and the best websites for students regarding math and science.

If you are interested in satellites, spacecraft, or astronomy, this website provides you with all the information you need to observe satellites, the International Space Station, the Space Shuttle, and more.
www.heavens-above.com

This site has good articles on current astronomical events and news about the sun-earth environment. spaceweather.com

NASA education site for kids, students, teachers. education.nasa.gov

Jet Propulsion Laboratory web site.
www.jpl.nasa.gov

Rockland Astronomy Club
Discover the wonders of the Universe.
www.rocklandastronomy.com

Westchester Amateur Astronomers, Inc. Serving Amateur Astronomy Since 1983
westchesterastronomers.org

Challenger Learning Center for space science education. www.challenger.org

Astronomy Magazine web site.
www.astronomy.com

Leading source for on-line space news.
spaceflightnow.com

National Science Teachers Assoc.
www.nsta.org

Lesson plans for teachers.
www.nasaexplores.com

Cool pictures of earth taken from space.
earthobservatory.nasa.gov

Space Day website.
www.spaceday.org

Collect Space. The Source for Space History and Artifacts www.collectspace.com




Experiments, Projects
and Demonstrations


Below you will find sites that offer many science experiments and demonstrations. Once again they are at various levels - from pre-school to high school. Almost all of them can be modified to your students' level.




This is an interesting site on science toys you can build - from an easy hot dog cooker to more complex toys using aerodynamics. www.scitoys.com


The skill levels for these experiments are separated into easy, intermediate and advanced. www.spartechsoftware.com


If you need a project for a science fair, this is a great site to visit.
www.physics.usc.edu


The Chem Center has developed two sites that you should consider. These experiments can be done at home or at school. www.tryscience.org


Here is an unusual Periodic Table Site. Just click on an element and you will be shown actual comic strip panels that feature that element. www.uky.edu
Lesson Plans, Guides and Activities
The Rockland Teachersí Center Institute. A link between the schools, the home, and the community. www.rockteach.org

For more information about the Global System Science guides. e-mail the
GSS director Alan Gould at: agould@uclink4.berkeley.edu

NASA's Genesis Mission website features activity pieces that bring student inquiry into a NASA mission to an elementary classroom. An updated coloring sheet, mission mobile and spacecraft model has been posted on:
www.genesismission.org




NASA Links

NASA Goddard has produced the video "Our Home-Earth from Space" This High School video is available as QuickTime files at: education.gsfc.nasa.gov

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory is building an educator database of those educators who have requested the CD-ROM Ocean Planet. Winds of Change or its educator's package. Interested teachers should e-mail Tom Nolan at: Thomas.E.Nolan@jpl.nasa.gov

The 2000 edition of the brochure "How to Access Information on NASA's Education Program, Materials, and Services" is available on: spacelink.nasa.gov

National Science Teachers Association has many pages of interest for all levels of science teaching. More information can be found at: www.NSTA.org

A telescope in education, hands on, interactive education program is sponsored by NASA's JPL. For more information visit the web page at: tie.jpl.nasa.gov/


Dinosaurs, Fossils & Minerals!
Handle ancient treasures and touch a piece of Jurassic history! Dinosaurs Rockô brings out the scientist in you. Become a junior paleontologist digging for fossil treasures and experience the wonder of life over 65 million years ago.
www.dinosaursrock.com




For more information about the programs offered at The Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Center, contact the director at 845-357-3416 or e-mail at: director@lhvcc.com

The mission...to learn, to explore, to inspire...continues.
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