Amazing Space is a collection of resources designed by teachers in collaboration with scientists at the Space Telescope Institute. The resources use Hubble Space Telescope images to teach science and math concepts and skills.
Explore the wonderful image gallery for pictures and videos, find lesson modules on astronomy, and topics specific to elementary and high school students. Click on links; all sites are identified as English, French or bilingual.
The California Academy of Sciences provides this 25 minute video, free for educational use. "Float up through Earth’s atmosphere, and gain an astronaut’s view of your home — the only planet currently known to support life. Then travel to the Moon, Mars, and even beyond the Milky Way to search for habitats that might support extraterrestrial life."
In this lesson (which has links to printouts, videos and resources), students will identify the planets in the solar system, observe and describe their characteristics and features, and build a scale model out of everyday materials.
Here's an idea for a class project. This annual contest is for students up to 12th grade. Submissions must relate to orbital settlements. Settlements must be permanent, relatively self-sufficient homes, not temporary work camps. Submissions may focus on one or a few aspects of space settlement and supporting systems.
NASA has so many resources that it is sometimes difficult to find something useful. This page has a well-organized list of video references. "This page is meant to be an overarching guide to digital video and animation related to NASA and space exploration." (site)
The Canadian Aviation Museum explains all the parts of an astronaut's space suit or Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU). Click on the images to learn about the different parts of an astronaut’s space suit, along with experiments and instructions for making your own EMU.