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Planets for Kids

September 28, 2011 -- Submitted by Stephen Byrne, a parent from Ireland, who is affiliated with the site.

Learn about the planets with this easy to use website. The website is run by Stephen who’s 9 years old, he wanted to learn more about the planets for a school project. The idea came about to setup a website to help others. You’ll find questions on each planet and all the answers can be found on the website.


Seymour Simon

December 6, 2010 -- From Liz, a reader, from New York, NY, who is affiliated with the site.

Award winning science writer Seymour Simon has relaunched his popular website with a new, more streamlined look, sophisticated yet kid friendly navigation, and an enviable amount of content that his readers have come to trust from the man whom the New York Times dubbed the Dean of the Childrens Science Book field.

Whether a student, parent or educator is looking to learn, explore or better understand the natural sciences, space, animals, or the human body, Seymour Simon serves up exciting scientific findings, in depth coverage of current science related topics in the news, free, downloadable Teacher Guides and Project Ideas, world class photography, as well as online quizzes, jokes and games to keep children engaged and entertained. The site is free and noncommercial, designed as a safe site for children under age thirteen, following Childrens Online Privacy and Protection Act of 1998 guidelines.

Starry Critters

March 22, 2010 -- From John, a parent, from Golden, Colorado, who is affiliated with the site.

This site combines incredible imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope and other great observatories with the imagination of children. Explore and share the patterns you see in the nebula, galaxies and star clusters.

The main focus of the site are the images of space. We believe the explanations are best suited for parents, educators and upper grade students. Parents may find it helpful to view the site with their children and explore the universe together using the explanatory text as a guide. Background text is provided to let you know the real story behind the image. Links, very useful for parents and teachers, include definitions and will take you to other sites for even more detail.

The Desk of One Astronomer

May 9, 2009 -- From Dallim Park, a reader from US, who is affiliated with the site.

The website is based on the 100-inch Hooker telescope control panel desk at the Mount Wilson observatory. The Hooker telescope, completed in 1917, was up until 1948 the world’s largest telescope and played a major role in some of the most important advances made in the history of astronomy. By using photographs he took with this telescope, Edwin Hubble measured distances and velocities of galaxies. It led to the Expanding Universe, or Big Bang, theory.

Astrospacecosmos

September 9, 2008 -- From Ben markus, a reader, from Belgium, who is affiliated with the site.

All information about astronomy stars galaxies solar system universe planets comets space

EarthSky Kids

February 25, 2008 -- From Eleanor, a reader, from Austin, TX, who is affiliated with the site.

Check out this great science kids site – articles and podcasts on science: from animals to space to innovation. Plus a daily sky chart. Also, ‘Kathy & Ed’ podcasts for the youngest scientists, and “Young Producers’ radio shows for kids, by kids.

Sky in Google Earth

August 22, 2007 -- From Barbara, a parent, from San Diego, CA, who is affiliated with the site.

With about a hundred million stars and two hundred million galaxies, Sky in Google Earth lets you explore the heavens like never before. Current Google Earth users must download Earth version 4.2 to get the new features.

Astronomy Links

October 28, 2006 -- From Clark, a reader, from Roanoke, VA. USA, who is affiliated with the site.

Hundreds of astronomy links collected by an amateur astronomer. Many sites help beginners and children. Browse at your leisure…you will be amazed at what you find!

Astronomy Picture of the Day

May 5, 2006 -- From Fred Watts, a parent from Atlanta, Georgia

I think this is an amazing site. Not only are there thousands of incredible pictures, but the technical terms are all linked to pages with very good explanations and even more great pictures.

Astronomy for kids online

September 22, 2005 -- From Jarrod Roby, a reader from Columbus, Oh, who is affiliated with the site

At this website you will learn all about astronomy for kids. You can explore the solar system and all the planets, even read about the Milky Way Galaxy.