We have another page that lists all the programs we know of that get real astronomy data into the hands of teachers and students. This is a list of opportunities/resources that are maybe one step removed from diving right into FITS files .. these may be more suitable for teachers of K-6 students, for example. Please send us any corrections or additions.
Listing of Listings of Resources
(e.g., get a periodic mailing with opportunities and resources)
Citizen Science with Ready-to-Use Curriculum
(e.g., web-based interface to data, AND you can pick it up and use it RIGHT NOW without additional training.)
Online activities, labs, etc.
- NASA Space Place
- PhET, from the University of Colorado Boulder. Interactive simulations (much more than just astronomy).
(e.g., useful, but may require your own curriculum development)
- Astronomy Picture of the Day - by NASA; includes explanatory text daily.
- AstroBites -- summaries of current research papers written for the undergraduate level.
- Organize your own star party! There are amateur astronomy clubs all over the world. The Night Sky Network has a list of the clubs and their public events. Contact a club near you, and they might be able to bring telescopes to your school for a star party in the evening at your school.
(e.g., training opportunities)
Beyond just astronomy
(still including astronomy!)