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Astronomy and Space

Earth and Moon Viewer

An earth map; you can see where it is day, or night, right now. You can view either a map of the Earth showing the day and night regions at this moment, or view the Earth from the Sun, the Moon, the night side of the Earth, above any location on the planet specified by latitude, longitude and altitude, from a satellite in Earth orbit, or above various cities around the globe.

 

NASA Kids

Games, art, stories, and activities for children presented by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NASA also runs competitions for kids, for instance the latest NASA Space Pennant Design Challenge, won by Tapasya Das of Mount Laurel, N.J. flew on the space shuttle Endeavour's STS-118 mission during the summer break 2007.

 

Windows to the Universe

A site about earth and space science. Includes a lovely section on mythology. Also available in Spanish.

 

Space Day

Launched in 1997, as an educational initiative, Space Day is the first Thursday of each May. Students are encouraged to participate in suggested design challenges to provide unique solutions to some "out-of-this-world" problems encountered in space exploration by role playing scientists, engineers, and explorers working on the space frontier. Of course, there are games too.