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Useful NASA STEM Web Pages

Here is a list of NASA websites that can be used as a jumping point for exploring NASA science and resources for the development of instructional cases. This list of web-based resources is not meant to be exhaustive, but provides you with starting and jumping off points for discovering of NASA missions and science.

NASA (main website)
This is the main entry point for NASA's extensive web resources. You can enter different areas such as NASA mission websites including data and news, educational resources and image/multimedia collections.

NASA Missions
This page lists past, current and future NASA missions and is a great starting point for investigating the wide variety of NASA missions and investigations.

NASA Education Resources Database
This NASA website is a searchable database on NASA-developed educational resources, activities, lesson plans, and webquests.

NASA Science
This is the website of the NASA Science Mission Directorate. It includes mission information, data and resources for current missions in the following areas: Earth, Heliophysics, Planets and Astrophysics.

NASA Astrobiology Program
This is the official website for the NASA Astrobiology Program. It provides accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information on Program activities, accomplishments, and plans and the institutions, organizations, and people involved in the astrobiology enterprise worldwide.

Astrobiology Magazine
Astrobiology Magazine is a NASA-sponsored online popular science magazine. Stories profile the latest and most exciting news across the wide and interdisciplinary field of astrobiology -- the study of life in the universe.

Astrobiology Missions
This website highlights of space exploration missions related to the Astrobiology program.

Exobiology and Evolutionary Biology
NASA’s Exobiology and Evolutionary Biology Program, an element of the Astrobiology Program, supports research into the origin and early evolution of life, the potential of life to adapt to different environments, and the implications for life elsewhere.

Microbes @ NASA
This website contains information about NASA's research into microbial mats and microorganisms.

The SETI Institute is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to scientific research, education and public outreach. The mission of the SETI Institute is to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe. This website provides news and educational resources.

NASA Earth Observations
This website provides NASA content on climate change and environmental changes happening on Earth. Using this search engine, you can retrieve satellite images of Earth, export them to GoogleEarth, and perform basic analysis. Data sets include data related to the oceans (e.g., chlorophyll content, sear sruface temperature, etc.), atmosphere (e.g., water vapor, carbon monoxide, etc.), energy (e.g., solar insolation, surface temperature anomaly, etc.), land (e.g., leaf area index, active fires, etc.), and life (e.g., population, productivity, etc.). The site permits you to track regional and global changes around the world.

Earth Observatory
This website focuses on NASA's research dealing with the Earth System and shares images, stories, and discoveries about climate and the environment, including its satellite missions, in-the-field research, and climate models.

Global Climate Change
This NASA website brings together a wide variety of resources and missions related to climate change on Earth.

National Space Science Data Center
This website is NASA's permanent archive for space science mission data. It provides data and resources on Universe exploration (astrophysics), heliophysics, and the solar system (planets, asteroids and comets).

SOHO (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory)
SOHO is an international collaborative project between ESA and NASA to study the Sun from its deep core to the outer corona and the solar wind. There is a ton of imagery, multimedia, and educational resources.

Planet Quest
This NASA website is a clearinghouse for missions devoted to the discovery of exoplanets. It also provides links to current and future missions.

This website provides content on HALOE (Halogen Occultation Experiment) that investigated atmospheric chemistry and measured halogens and other components in the Earth's atmosphere.

This website is the gateway to MODIS (or Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) which is a key instrument aboard the Terra and Aqua satellites. Data and spectacular imagery of the Earth are available here. .

Astromaterials Curation
This website provides information on the curation of lunar rocks, meteorites, asteroids, and other materials. This page also provides some information on requesting lunar samples for educational purposes.

This NASA website provides links to NASA streaming videos and schedules for NASA broadcast programs.

European Space Agency missions page
This page provides links to current and planned missions and data from the European Space Agency.

Exploring the Planets
Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum’s interactive tutorial on planetary exploration.

The Planetary Society
The Planetary Society is non-governmental and nonprofit organization focused on space exploration through advocacy, projects, and education. Today, the Society is the largest and most influential public space organization group. It is dedicated to exploring the solar system and seeking life beyond Earth. Carl Sagan was one of its founders.

Planetary Society News
A resource for articles in between newspaper headlines and manuscripts – more scientific depth but not overwhelming!

Current Moon Phase/Moon Calendar
This page had cool information about the moon, lots of educational links, and NASA updates.
This is a website that provides some interesting links to updates from various agencies interested in space missions.

Wildlife and Global Warming
This is a National Wildlife Federation website documenting the effects of global warming on wildlife and ecosystems.

The Impacts of Climate Change on Nature
This is a World Wildlife Fund website that documents the effects of global warming on wildlife and ecosystems.

The National Science Digital Library (NDSL) is a large searchable collection of science education resources.

The BEN (BiosciEdNet) portal is the the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Pathway for biological sciences education.

The MERLOT database contains a rich variety of education resources in a number of disciplines.

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