Docs and Links


Solar System Documents:

Sun and Stars Notes - Here's a spare copy in case you need it. A primary copy will be handed out in class.

Sun and Stars Extra Credit Crossword Puzzle - worth up to 5 points added to your test grade, and a great way to review the unit's vocabulary terms.


Sun and Stars Websites:

Solar Dynamics Observatory - Researchers call it a "Hubble for the sun." SDO is the most advanced solar observatory ever. Sponsored by NASA.

Solar and Heliospheric Observatory - Realtime and archival images of the Sun from the SOHO spacecraft. Sponsored by NASA and the ESA.

Big Bear Solar Observatory - Amazing little movies of the solar surface.

100,000 Stars - A great interactive tour of our little part of the Milky Way galaxy. Start by taking the tour, then go check out our stellar neighborhood.

Distance to Stars - Cody from Cody's Lab explains distances in space out to the nearby stars with a cool scale model.


Constellation Slides 

Auriga

Canis Major

Cassiopeia

Cepheus

Cygnus

Draco

Gemini

Hercules

Lyra

Orion

Pegasus

Sagittarius

Scorpius

Taurus

Ursa Major

Ursa Minor


Astronomy Websites:

APOD - Astronomy Picture Of the Day -  An amazing collection of the best images from NASA.

Space.com - All the latest news in astronomy, along with an archive that you could spend countless hours exploring.

100.000 Stars - A great interactive tour of our little part of the Milky Way galaxy. Start by taking the tour, then go check out our stellar neighborhood.

Satellite Tracking - Satellites are visible just about every night, and this site tells you when and where to look, what satellites you'll be seeing, their purpose, and how bright they will be. You can easily see the Hubble Space Telescope, the International Space Station, and many more, with the naked eye.

NASA -  See what NASA is up to today and what the agency has planned for the future.


Miscellaneous Sites of Interest 

Periodic Table of Videos - Cool videos about every element, with lots of demos of chemical reactions.

PheT Earth Science Interactive Simulations - If you want to gain an understanding of fascinating concepts, and have fun doing it, these great interactive simulations are for you! Once you check out any of the concepts you're interested in, you'll be hooked. At least 20 simulations to choose from on all sorts of topics.

Your Blind Spots - Each of your eyes has a blind spot near the middle of your vision. Why don't we see it? Because your brain continuously makes stuff up to fill the blank. See for yourself!

Human Benchmarks - Test your reaction time and memory, and see how you compare to everyone else who has taken the tests.

Color Vision Test - Test to see how well you see colors.

Hearing Test - Test your ears frequency response. Can you hear sounds adults can't?