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Welcome to the Resource Page of
Dave McBride
Science/Learning Support
732-0723
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 dmcbride@epasd.org 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





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Activities: Earth Science

Helpful links for your first unit:

Astronomy


You want stars, this web site has them...lots of them!
http://www.astro.illinois.edu/~jkaler/sow/sowlist.html

So does this site
http://www.solstation.com/stars.htm

Did you say I have to do a constellation project? You might start here!
http://www.wingmakers.co.nz/Constellations.html

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.
http://www.sky-map.org/?ra=16.488861381701014&de=-26.451475504167813&zoom=0&show_grid=1&show_constellation_lines=1&show_constellation_boundaries=1&show_const_names=0&show_galaxies=1

http://www.wikisky.org/
Another free planetarium software page. Very cool!
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/

This is a website that has a searchable data base of pictures and descriptions of various astronomical structures and events.

http://www.nasa.gov/
The homepage of NASA, which will be helpful in our studies related to scientific exploration of space.

**http://spaceweather.com/**
A website that covers the Sun, the Solar Wind and Auroras along with a lot of other cool stuff.
http://www.kidskonnect.com/content/view/380/27/
This is a webpage that lists the web addresses for lots of planetariums, always good sources of interesting things about space.

http://hubblesite.org/
This is the home page of the Hubble Space Telescope, the greatest observatory ever built.

http://www.nineplanets.org/
This a fairly technical but very complete web page regarding the Solar system.

http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/planets/
This is a planetary website that is maintained by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

http://www.fourmilab.ch/solar/
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.

http://www.earthsky.org/category/space
A web site designed to describe what you can see if you take the time to look up every night.

http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/our_solar_system/moons_table.html
A website that describes the various moons of the Solar system.

http://www.space.com/
A playground for you to explore about space.

http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/amazing_facts.shtml
Just a fun, educational page with access to lots of topics like gravity, the electromagnetic spectrum and lots more.
http://library.thinkquest.org/25401/data/system/index.html
A good solar system resource page, really!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/solarsystem/
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:

http://www.astronomy.com/asy/objects/mm/asy-20020708-02459-orig-lg.swf

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