Astronomy Image Repositories for Teaching

Moons, Rings, and Unexpected Colors on Saturn

Moons, Rings, and Unexpected Colors on Saturn

As a former Kodak employee and a visual learner, I believe that a picture is worth a thousand words. Pictures draw interest into almost any topic and at any age. They also raise curiosity in the unknown.

How can you explain to children the beauty of Saturn, of it’s rings, and of it’s moons without using a picture such as the one above? The look on their faces and the questions they come up with should be priceless.

Here’s a web page that has links to 61 web astronomical image repositories and has suggestions on how to start using them.

Images on the Web for Astronomy Teaching: Image Repositories

How can a teacher use this in the classroom?

How can parents use these pictures to generate interest in the study of astronomy in their children?

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2 Responses to Astronomy Image Repositories for Teaching

  1. Zahira says:

    I do agree images are important and teachers should have the tools to share these with the students.
    While technology increases we get better pictures of the world and we should share those with the younger generations.

    Here is my pick:
    http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap030514.html

  2. Ξ says:

    Great sites! I also like the Earth Science Picture of the Day:
    http://epod.usra.edu/

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