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Student Science Education Center

Science Resources

What do you know about the Cosmos?

Explore your universe and learn about astronomy, the sun, planets and moons, stars, galaxies, space exploration and other topics. Common terms are defined in the Glossary.

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"What makes astronomy so cool is that by studying the stars and outer space we learn so much about our own planet Earth and where we fit into the universe."
-Bill Nye, The Science Guy
Click to Start Field Trip to MarsField Trip to Mars, Mars Features on Earth
is a self-guided excursion to view various sites located on or near the central plateau of Washington that correlate to features found on Mars.
Included is a section on volcanoes with a page about Mount St Helens, an active volcano that "blew its top" in 1980. Also included is information on Mars Pathfinder, earthquakes, giant floods, sand dunes, lava flows, dust devils, and geological background material. Click image or here to go to Field Trip to Mars.
Blast off on a Planetary Scavenger Hunt!
Planetary Scavenger Hunt! You will need to gather some facts, compare your data and answer some questions. Click here to blast off!
Click for Near Earth Objects
Could the Earth and an Asteroid collide? See what scientists know about Near-Earth Objects.
Explanation of Scientific Notation Measuring in Science. The data in the exploring pages are given in Metric and Scientific Notation. For a brief explanation of these terms, click to the Scientific Notation page. All about time
What time is it? Find out about time and how moon phases and eclipses are calculated here.
Recognition AwardsEarn Awards or Scout Badges. Many organizations give awards, certificates or other recognition.
Click to find out how.
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Go to the International Dark-Sky Association Help prevent light pollution. The United States at night, left, shows how much light comes from our cities. Not only can you have trouble seeing the stars at night but birds, insects and other animals are affected. For more information, click image or here to go to the International Dark-Sky Association.

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For a more detailed tour of the solar system click here:
Views of the Solar System

Click below for versions in Spanish, Portuguese, French or German.
(Copyright © 1997-2000 by Calvin J. Hamilton.)

Vistas del Sistema Solar (Spanish)
Vistas do Sistema Solar (Portuguese)
Regards sur le Système Solaire (French)
Ansichten des Sonnensystems (German)

Kids' Cosmos… Expanding Minds Beyond the Limits of the Universe

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Sol, the Sun, our nearest star Mercury, closest planet to our Sun Venus, second planet from the Sun Earth, home to life as we know it Mars, fourth planet from the Sun Jupiter, fifth planet from our Sun Saturn, sixth planet from our Sun Uranus, seventh planet from our Sun Neptune, the eighth planet from our Sun Our moon Vesta is one of the Asteroids in our Solar System Ida is one of the Asteroids in our Solar System Hale-Bopp is one of the Comets in our Solar System Nebulae are one of the beautiful formations we can see with a telescope The International Space Station helps with our exploration of the Cosmos The Hubble Telescope makes it possible for us to see farther into the Cosmos Deep Space Radio Telescopes are one of the ways we study the Cosmos Will we ever travel to other Stars? The Space Shuttle is an example of NASA funding our exploration of the Cosmos Image map of Space Center links: Solar system and beyond
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