Look Up! Featured Activity – Life Cycle of a Massive Star 

2021-10-04T16:26:58-06:00

Celebrate the upcoming launch of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope using a new Toolkit of five interactive activities. This month’s featured activity is Life Cycle of a Massive Star. Explore the life cycle of stars with your patrons! Provide this craft as a library program, Take & Make activity, or send patrons home with a life cycle bookmark. Time to complete: 20-40 minutes Ages: 5 years and up Shopping and Preparation List Total Cost:  $1-5 and printing   Fundamental Space Science Concepts  Astronomers are very interested in how stars evolve, to help us better understand how our own Sun and other [...]

Look Up! Featured Activity – Life Cycle of a Massive Star 2021-10-04T16:26:58-06:00

Look Up! Featured Activity – Mission to Space Board Game 

2021-10-04T16:25:09-06:00

Celebrate the upcoming launch of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope using a new Toolkit of five interactive activities. This month’s featured activity is Mission to Space Board Game.  Patrons play a board game in which they represent a team of scientists and engineers sending a spacecraft on a mission to space. Assemble the pieces of this tabletop board game to use in library or outreach programs. It includes instructions in English and in Spanish.  Time to complete: 40 minutes to 1 hour  Ages: 4 years and up  Shopping and Preparation List Total Cost: Cost of printing cards and board Fundamental Space Science Concepts – How Mission [...]

Look Up! Featured Activity – Mission to Space Board Game 2021-10-04T16:25:09-06:00

Look Up! Featured Activity – The Expanding Universe: Playing with Time

2021-10-04T16:23:20-06:00

This Hubble Space Telescope image shows galaxies from 550 million years ago to 13 billion years ago.  Celebrate the upcoming launch of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope using a new Toolkit of five interactive activities. This month’s featured activity is The Expanded Universe: Playing with Time.  Patrons use balloons to model the expansion of the Universe! Use stickers and markers to explore how the expansion affects wavelengths of light and distance between galaxies. Facilitate as an in-person program at your library, as an outreach activity, or as a demonstration for a virtual program.  Time to complete: 10-45 minutes  Ages: 12 years and up   Shopping and Preparation List Total Cost:  $5 (as a [...]

Look Up! Featured Activity – The Expanding Universe: Playing with Time2021-10-04T16:23:20-06:00

Look Up! Featured Activity – Make a Pinwheel Galaxy 

2021-10-14T08:28:21-06:00

Celebrate the upcoming launch of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope using a new Toolkit of five interactive activities. This month’s featured activity is Make a Pinwheel of the Pinwheel Galaxy. Patrons design, cut-out, and assemble their own pinwheel of the Pinwheel Galaxy in a fun STEAM craft!  Facilitate this activity at your library or print out the template and provide the craft materials for a Take & Make activity. Time to complete: 10-20 minutes Ages: 4 years and up, with teen or adult supervision. Shopping and Preparation List Total cost:  $1-5 and printing of the pinwheel graphic Molinete de la galaxia  Make a Pinwheel Galaxy activity in [...]

Look Up! Featured Activity – Make a Pinwheel Galaxy 2021-10-14T08:28:21-06:00

Look Up! Featured Activity- Sorting Games: How Big? How Far? How Hot?

2021-10-04T16:16:18-06:00

Celebrate the upcoming launch of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope using a new Toolkit of five interactive activities. This month’s featured activity is Sorting Games: How Big? How Far? How Hot? Patrons explore concepts such as the size, distance, and temperature of objects in space! Facilitate this activity as an in-person program or print the sorting cards to use as a Take & Make activity. Time to complete: 10-20 minutes Ages: Pre-K to Family/Adult Shopping and Preparation List Total cost: Cost of printing cards Additional planning resource: the STEAM Strategies Video: Guide on the Side provides suggestions for conducting this activity.   Fundamental Space [...]

Look Up! Featured Activity- Sorting Games: How Big? How Far? How Hot?2021-10-04T16:16:18-06:00

ViewSpace: Discover the Universe

2021-06-21T08:18:35-06:00

ViewSpace: Discover the Universe Carolyn Slivinski, Space Telescope Science Institute "YOU ARE WATCHING VIEWSPACE"—these words are the welcome message that lets you know you have been provided a window to explore our planet, solar system, galaxy, and universe. ViewSpace is a broadly accessible web-based collection of digital interactives and videos highlighting the latest developments in astronomy and Earth science. Supported by NASA as part of NASA's Universe of Learning, ViewSpace is developed by a team of scientists, educators and communication specialists who collaborate to ensure that content is accurate, up-to-date, engaging, relevant, and accessible to a wide audience; it helps learners explore fundamental [...]

ViewSpace: Discover the Universe2021-06-21T08:18:35-06:00

Look Up! Explore Our Universe Booklist

2021-06-08T18:29:11-06:00

Age Ranges Infant ABCs of Space By Chris Ferrie and Julia Kregenow Good Night Galaxy by Adam Gamble, Mark Jasper and Cooper Kelly Launch Ladies: An Illustrated Look at the Women who Bring Us to Space! By Jamey Erickson & Leila McNeill, illustrated by Lydia Fusco Pre-K  Here we are : notes for living on planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers  Look Inside Space by Rob Lloyd Jones, Benedetta Giaufret and Enrica Rusiná Early Elementary A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars by Seth Fishman, Jeremy Arthur and Isabel Greenberg Always Looking Up: Nancy Grace Roman, Astronomer By Laura Gehl, illustrated by Louise Pigott [...]

Look Up! Explore Our Universe Booklist2021-06-08T18:29:11-06:00

(Resource List) Look Up! Explore Our Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope Mission

2021-05-24T12:17:17-06:00

(Resource List) Look Up! Explore Our Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope Mission Look Up! Explore Our Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope Mission – Link Bank Presenters Claire Ratcliffe Adams Space Science Institute cratcliffe@spacescience.org Dr. Alexandra Lockwood JWST Science Communications alockwood@stsci.edu Yesenia PerezUniverse of Learningyperez@stsci.eduWebinar Recording: https://www.starnetlibraries.org/development/webinars/ James Webb Space Telescope Resources Look Up! Explore Our Universe Event Page https://www.starnetlibraries.org/look-up/Look Up! Explore Our Universe Clearinghouse Activity Collection http://www.starnetlibraries.org/look-up-explore-our-universe-booklist/ Look Up! Explore Our Universe Booklist http://www.starnetlibraries.org/look-up-explore-our-universe-booklist/ 21 Ways to Celebrate the Launch in 2021 from NASA  https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2021/21-ways-to-celebrate-the-james-webb-space-telescope-launch-in-2021  James Webb Space Telescope Website for Public Engagement Materials  https://webbtelescope.org/  Follow Webb using #NASAWebb on [...]

(Resource List) Look Up! Explore Our Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope Mission2021-05-24T12:17:17-06:00

10, 9, 8, 7….3, 2, 1, Launch America!!!

2020-05-26T22:12:05-06:00

I hope everyone had a wonderful, safe, and socially distanced Memorial Day Holiday! Now to prepare for the historic event tomorrow that will mark the first launch of American astronauts into space in an American rocket from an American launchpad since the shuttle program was retired in 2011. The crew for this mission are Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley:                   They will be launching from Launch Complex 39A in a SpaceX Crew Dragon carried into orbit by a Falcon 9 rocket.  The lift-off is scheduled for 4:33 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, May 27. For special access to additional information, [...]

10, 9, 8, 7….3, 2, 1, Launch America!!!2020-05-26T22:12:05-06:00

Online Resources for Homebound Families #2

2020-03-26T00:58:44-06:00

Here is my next list of resources for folks staying home for health and safety  In this list I have collected some virtual tours of museums and zoos, and sites that offer collections of books that are free to read. (I'll be searching for graphic novels and comic books next.) If you find a broken link, please let me know so that I can correct it. If there is a subject or resource that you'd like me to look for, please let me know.  I want to do whatever I can to help folks. Virtual Trips to the Zoo Atlanta Zoo [...]

Online Resources for Homebound Families #22020-03-26T00:58:44-06:00
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