A Roundup of Space-Related Links

I’m sure you have more than enough Olympics news and links to last you through the month, but there has also been an amazing amount of space-related news these past few weeks.  The 43rd anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.  The Mars Curiosity Rover landing.  Now the Perseid meteor shower this weekend.  Some news about our old friend Voyager leaving the solar system.

I’ve been reading Brian Floca’s Moonshot to my kids.  It’s a GA Picture Book nominee and ties in well with all this news.  Plus it’s a perfect read aloud for any age level.  Even the teachers who have stuck around to listen find it interesting.  Here’s a link to Brian Floca’s website.

A few years ago (on the 40th anniversary of the Apolo 11 landing) this mind-blowing site was created: WeChoosetheMoon.org.  It’s a recreation of the entire mission from launch to landing with real audio, photos, videos and other goodies.

NASA’s site is, of course, the perfect place to catch up on what’s been going on with Curiosity and to go back and watch highlights from their video gallery.  Exciting stuff!

And if you are not familiar with him yet, you need to introduce yourself to the link-happy Larry Ferlazzo, a high school ELL teacher in California who seemingly spends 30 hours a day collecting and sharing the best links on, well, anything and everything including the best sites to learn more about the Mars Rover Curiosity.

Now I gotta go get ready to stay up tonight for the Perseid show

Jim Randolph

Partee Elementay

Snellville, GA

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School librarian, dad, hubby, geek. www.teacherninja.blogspot.com

Posted on August 12, 2012, in Information Literacy, Web 2.0. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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