Welcome to the Resource Page of
Dave McBride
Science/Learning Support
Room 124/112

Welcome new ninth grade students. This page can become one of your best resources because I'll be posting assignments for you as soon as I get them. The assignments, their due dates and the teacher making the assignment will be highlighted. If you have a specific question, you can reach me at and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Again, welcome to the High School!

´╗┐Upcoming Projects for Astronomy 2010-2011

HR Diagram Plot: Due 9/23
Wikespaces Constellation Project: Due Monday, 9/27
Astronomy Unit Test: 10/6



Ok, let's see if you can guess what's in the case?

Activities: Earth Science

Helpful links for your first unit:


You want stars, this web site has them...lots of them!

So does this site

Did you say I have to do a constellation project? You might start here!

This is a free website that allows you to look at cool maps of the sky...try it, you'll think it's pretty cool. I do.
Another free planetarium software page. Very cool!

This is a website that has a searchable data base of pictures and descriptions of various astronomical structures and events.
The homepage of NASA, which will be helpful in our studies related to scientific exploration of space.

A website that covers the Sun, the Solar Wind and Auroras along with a lot of other cool stuff.
This is a webpage that lists the web addresses for lots of planetariums, always good sources of interesting things about space.
This is the home page of the Hubble Space Telescope, the greatest observatory ever built.
This a fairly technical but very complete web page regarding the Solar system.
This is a planetary website that is maintained by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
This is a web page that allows you to view the solar system in a variety of ways for any date between 4713 B.C. and A.D. 8000.
A web site designed to describe what you can see if you take the time to look up every night.
A website that describes the various moons of the Solar system.
A playground for you to explore about space.
Just a fun, educational page with access to lots of topics like gravity, the electromagnetic spectrum and lots more.
A good solar system resource page, really!
Another good solar system page.

Want to know how many other civilizations might be out there in the Cosmos? Then you need the Drake Equation. It is here:

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