Welcome to Astra's Page for Young Astronomers!

Astra didn't want to just give you a list of links to look at. The sites are not rated, but anything on this page is bound to be a HIT, especially with grade-school children. Sometimes sites for grownups can be confusing or stuffed with so much information, we just get a head ache looking at it. So this site is for the future generation of scientists, explorers, inventors and artists! Bookmark this page so you can come back and look at the other sites in this listing. I think you'll have so much fun here, you'll want to come back, again and again!

Astronomy for Kids - from ThinkQuest Jr.

Designed by Elementary Students! Virtual telescope, questions, eclipse animation, etc.

Astronomy for Kids

Planets, Facts, Send a Postcard to a Friend

Planets - Zoom Astronomy

A very large site that lets you add to your knowledge as you get smarter. There are quizzes and puzzles to help you grow !

KidsAstronomy.com

A large site for young astronomers of all ages. There's so much stuff to look at here, you'll love it. Free, on-line astronomy classes (Astra hasn't tried any), News, Teacher's Corner and more.

A link by request from a young astronomer in Colorado looking for aurora borealis information:

Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis Information - from Del-Mar Designs

CosmicKids - Hubble Space Telescope

This Hubble looks interesting.

NASA KIDS

Here's a Space Place just for you! This page comes from NASA Marshall with loads of space stuff, and an art gallery, too!

ESA Kids

European Space Agency's Kids, "Our Universe"

Astronomy for Youth

An Amateur Astronomy club in Lucas, OH

Mars for kids

Astronomy Jokes

Learn a bit of Astronomy and enjoy some jokes

StarChild - Learning Center for Young Astronomers

From Goddard Space Flight Center, site contains two levels, question of the month, excellent information on astronomy, and even has sound files, so you can just listen.

Surfing the Net with Kids : Astronomy and Space Travel

Top children's sites from Los Angelos Times' Barbara J. Feldman. Below the astronomy links are her picks in other areas

The Earth as a Peppercorn

Here's an exercise where you learn how large the sun and planets are compared to each other, and how far away they really are. Share this with your teacher.

Astronomy for Kids

Facts, Dictionary, Question and Answer Board (From KidsOutaControl)

SuperKids Software Review of Astronomy

Software Review provides reviews of children's software by parents, teachers, and kids.

Quia

Play Astronomy Games on the Web, Flashcards, interactive.

KidGrid Safe-Sites-Only Internet Search and Directory

Standard Bookmarks, Search for Safe-Programs-Only, Etc. (Haven't tried it myself, sorry)

Astra doesn't just want sites that are "Kid Safe", Astra wants sites that are "Kid Approved" If you have a favorite astronomy site that's fun for you, use Astra's Contact Page to send e-mail and I'll add it here for others to share. This file was updated on 5/28/12 .

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