Sun-Earth Connection Resources

There is a lot of other sites and material out there that incorporate space science into the classroom. Here are some that relate to the ionospheric studies and space weather work similar to the work of CINDI.

SOHO website This is the website for the SOlar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft which is out in the solar wind about 1.5 millions km in front of the Earth. Since its launch in 1995 it has provided continuous monitoring of the Sun and the solar wind and the explosive coronal mass ejections (CME) that come off the Sun.

Space Environment Center (SEC) website The Space Environment Center in Boulder, Colorado and sponsored by NOAA is the central distribution site for information about current conditions with the Sun and space weather near the Earth.

GEMS Living with a Star Website A website sponsored by UC Berkeley Space Science Laboratory (and affliated with GEMS) with several classroom activities and materials related to space science and space weather.

Great Exporations in Math and Science (GEMS) website GEMS is a project of the Lawrence Hall of Science and UC Berkeley to provide science resource (materials and curriculum) for science and math.

Public Connection A website sponsored by the Rice Space Institute (Rice University) and the Houston Museum of Natural Sciencewhere you can get CDs of astronomy, space science, and Earth science activities and interactive education projects. (Note that the Public Connection is a partner to the CINDI E/PO project.)

Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum A NASA-sponsored resource site for science teachers and educators looking for information about space science and space weather.

STEREO website This is the website for the Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO) mission. STEREO consists of two spacecraft in orbit around the sun, one ahead of the Earth and one following the Earth, so they give us a stereo view of the solar wind and coronal mass ejections from the Sun.

Space Weather Center A website aimed at students to provide material about space science and space weather topics.

Windows to the Universe-Space Weather The space weather section of the extensive astronomy and space science education websiteWindows to the Universe sponsored by UCAR and NCAR.

The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Scientific Visualization Studio has a variety of animations available in NASA's Heliophysics Gallery.




University of Texas at Dallas 2012