These site are about space colonization, specifically as it relates to the colonization of Mars. Learn about Mars, what natural resources are available that will help sustain life, how Mars and Earth compare, and what organizations are actively working towards building a habitat on the Red Planet. Includes lesson plans, maps, links to video resources, and FAQs. Links to eThemes Resources on Solar System: Mars Exploration, Space: Exploration, Space: Living, and Space: Universe are included.
This organization is an independent, educational, grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. Resources include: space library, video library, information on space solar power, space settlement, space tourism, space policy, space movement, moons, Mars, asteroids, and photos.
Learn about the current exploration of Mars by two rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. Read about the third-grader who named the spacecrafts. Design a parachute for the rovers on an interactive site or create a model of a rover using crackers and candy. Watch animated movies showing the rovers taking off and landing, plus view the images that they have transmitted back to Earth. There are links to eThemes Resources on Mars, space exploration, space living, and international space station.
These sites are about space exploration and the various technologies that have made this possible. Learn about satellites and spacecrafts. There are many interactive features, such as virtual tours of the planets, webcasts, and other exhibits. See photographs and videos of various launches and space explorations. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on the International Space Station.
Learn how astronauts live in space. Topics include food, exercises, clothing, sleeping, etc. There are several science and math lessons about living in space, plus photographs and videos of astronauts. You can also submit your own questions to an astronaut. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on space exploration.
These sites have information about the universe, the Milky Way, and other galaxies. Learn about the different types of galaxies. View photographs taken from space, listen to audio files of experts, and play interactive games.