Through a partnership with GBH, NASA's Universe of Learning, and funding from NASA, we have created three exciting new web-based interactives to support middle school and high school learning in space science, covering the solar system, the life cycle of stars, and evidence for the Big Bang and expansion of the universe.
Each online interactive comes with an instructor lesson plan and student activity sheets, which can be adapted for use at other levels.
July 20, 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic landing on Earth’s Moon.
In WorldWide Telescope, you can visit the Moon in context in “Solar System” mode, or see what the Apollo astronauts saw on their various missions to the Moon during the 1960s and 1970s, in “Panorama” mode.
The WWT Ambassadors and faculty and staff at Bucknell University have developed a hybrid lab involving both hands-on and virtual activities that focuses on the Hubble Law, expansion of the universe, and large scale structure. This lab, designed for non-science undergraduates in an introductory astronomy class, combines investigation with tactile models in a laboratory environment with analysis of real astronomical data, and detailed visualization using astronomy visualization software. Students are therefore able to both explore the universe on its largest scales and...
The WWT Ambassadors and faculty and staff at Bucknell University have developed a hybrid lab involving both hands-on and virtual activities that focuses on the concept of parallax. This lab, designed for non-science undergraduates in an introductory astronomy class, combines real-time modeling in a terrestrial environment with detailed visualization using virtual environment software. Students are therefore able to both explore parallax as it is viewed astronomically and develop physical intuition for the concept by measuring it in real time.
WorldWide Telescope Ambassadors serves schools in the Greater Boston Area. During the 2013-2014 academic year, students from Vassal Lane Upper School (Cambridge, MA), Diamond Middle School and Clarke Middle School (Lexington, MA) explored the phases of the moon with WWTA.