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Cool Links

Below you will find some Internet Resources that could further extend your visit to The Town of Ramapo Challenger Center. The resources range in level from kindergarten through college. Whether you are writing a research paper, planning a lesson, or are just plain curious, you are sure to find a link to suit your needs. Visit each site to see if it will be of help to you, your family, or your students.

Model Plane

FREE Paper Models!
Make YOUR OWN paper models just like the paper models in our center! Construct a Spacecraft or Lunar Lander to Call Your Own! Great for the novice or the expert, these paper models are ready to print out and assemble.

Tribute to Columbia Astronauts by Alan Sorensen "Free"
Words and Music by Alan J. Sorensen (c) 2003. All rights reserved.
To listen to this song, you will need to download  Windows Media Player or  QuickTime Player

Scout Link

Interesting Article PLUS Cool Graphic: 44 Closest Stars and How They Compare to Our Sun

Recommended by Logan: Astronomy Resources for Kids »

Space Links

Amateur Astronomy Site with easy targets for observations, explains telescope types and characteristics, helps to make first steps in astrophotography!

Learn about the heroes of space flight and aviation by playing this fun and educational solitaire game:
Space Fight Solitaire

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Astronomy and Space Sites

If you are interested in satellites, spacecraft, or astronomy, this website provides you with all the information you need to observe satellites, the International Space Station, the Space Shuttle, and more.

This site has good articles on current astronomical events and news about the sun-earth environment.

NASA education site for kids, students, teachers.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory web site.

Rockland Astronomy Club
Discover the wonders of the Universe.

Westchester Amateur Astronomers, Inc. Serving Amateur Astronomy Since 1983

Challenger Learning Center for space science education.

Astronomy Magazine web site.

Leading source for on-line space news.

National Science Teachers Assoc.

Lesson plans for teachers.

Cool pictures of earth taken from space.

Collect Space. The Source for Space History and Artifacts

Interesting astronomy related quotes                                                                                                                                                                            www.wiseoldsayings.com/astronomy-quotes                                                                                                                                              

Experiments, Projects and Demonstrations

Below you will find sites that offer many science experiments and demonstrations. Once again they are at various levels - from pre-school to high school. Almost all of them can be modified to your students' level.

A Fun Science Gallery has many interesting projects and demos that can be built for the middle school to high school classroom. Projects include making telescopes, sidereal indicators and microscopes are at the upper level, while towards the bottom of the page elementary teachers will find material on Biology and the Environment at:

This is an interesting site on science toys you can build - from an easy hot dog cooker to more complex toys using aerodynamics.

The skill levels for these experiments are separated into easy, intermediate and advanced.

The Chem Center has developed two sites that you should consider. These experiments can be done at home or at school.

Lesson Plans, Guides and Activities

The Rockland Teachers’ Center Institute. A link between the schools, the home, and the community.

National Science Teachers Association has many pages of interest for all levels of science teaching. More information can be found at:

NASA Links

A telescope in education, hands on, interactive education program is sponsored by NASA's JPL. For more information visit the web page at:

Dinosaurs, Fossils & Minerals!

Handle ancient treasures and touch a piece of Jurassic history! Dinosaurs Rock™ brings out the scientist in you. Become a junior paleontologist digging for fossil treasures and experience the wonder of life over 65 million years ago.

For more information about the programs offered , please contact the director at: huibregtsej@ramapo.org