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Planetary Science Research Discoveries (PSRD) is an educational site sharing the latest research by NASA-sponsored scientists on meteorites, asteroids, planets, moons, and other materials in our Solar System. The website is supported by the Planetary Science Division of NASA's Science Mission Directorate and by Hawai'i Space Grant Consortium and is a vital link for planetary and space sciences, and for learning how science works.
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Astronomy and Space Science Activities, K-12 resources compiled by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
Cosmochemistry Illustrated, slide presentations (with instructional notes) with extraterrestrial examples of topics covered in undergraduate geochemistry, petrology, and introductory geology courses; from the University of Hawaii.
Exploring Planets in the Classroom, K-12 hands-on activities formatted in teacher-background pages and student sheets; from Hawaii Space Grant Consortium.
Galileo Educational Activities, K-12 resources for studying Jupiter and its moons; from the Galileo Legacy Site.
Higher Education Lunar Resources, lunar science and exploration content for undergraduate and graduate courses; from the Lunar and Planetary Institute and the Center for Lunar Science and Exploration.
IMAGE Mission NASA's Imager for Magnetosphere-to-Aurora Global Explorer, K-12 resources for learning about Earth's magnetic field, aurora, and how solar storms cause disturbances in the Earth's space environment.
INSPIRE Project, bringing the excitement of observing natural and manmade very-low-frequency radio waves to high school students.
LPI Educator Resources, K-12 resources; from the Lunar and Planetary Institute.
NASA Science for Educators, K-12 and public outreach resources; from the NASA Science Mission Directorate.
NASA Stardust Mission, K-12 and public outreach resoaurces; from the archived site of NASA's Comet Sample Return Mission.
Science NetLinks, K-12 resources; from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Greeley, Ronald, 1994, Planetary Landscapes, Chapman and Hall, 286 p.
McSween Jr., Harry Y., 2000, Meteorites and Their Parent Planets, Cambridge University Press, 310 p.
McSween Jr., Harry Y. and Huss, Gary R., 2010, Cosmochemistry, Cambridge University Press, 549 p.
Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Chemie der Erde/Geochemistry
Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Geophysical Research Letters
Journal of Geophysical Research–Planets
Meteoritics & Planetary Science
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
The Astrophysical Journal
Sagan, Carl, 1995, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, Random House, 457 p.
Strahler, Arthur N., 1992, Understanding Science: An Introduction to Concepts and Issues, Prometheus Books, 409 p.
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