Sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, this interactive and easy-to-use web site provides age-appropriate activities and lesson plans for teaching about the solar system in K-12 classrooms. Each lesson included on the Space Science Curriculum Standards Quilt meets National Science Education Standards. To use the site, you simply choose an appropriate grade level, then choose from any of the illuminated squares on the interactive patchwork quilt. There are 16 subject areas arranged in vertical columns, including the sky, planetary objects, apparent motion, patterns, size and scale properties, stars, and more. Each subject area can be cross-referenced with one


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