Kepler’s Top Ten - 2009

1. Starry Night Program - Fantastic Astronomy software. Both High School and Middle School editions have great tutorials and a large notebook of activities. www.Starrynight.com

2. Canadian Space Agency - (Free) Their applets are Fantastic!

www.ioncmaste.ca/homepage/resources/web_resources/CSA _Astro9/index.html

3. 3-D Solar System Simulator - (Free) www.sciencefair-projects.org/solarsystem/solarsystem.html

4. Earth ball ($15) - 16” inflatable earth/Very realistic www.earthball.com

5. Cosmic Voyage DVD - Fantastic Imax production, helps students grasp the size of the universe. Narrated by Morgan Freeman Check web for lowest price. ($8-$15)

6. NASA Chandra x-ray Center - http://chandra.harvard.edu/

Great teacher resources including the poster “Stellar Evolution”. Easiest link to poster is:

http://chandra.harvard.edu/edu/formal/stellar_ev/

7. Star date - Over 10,000 radio shows since 1978 and still going strong. Download old shows and stay current on upcoming shows and astronomy events. McDonald Observatory, Texas. http://stardate.org

8. Ultraviolet beads - A fun way to demonstrate the existence of UV Radiation. One of several sources: www.teachersource.com 240 beads for $7/ 3000 beads for $60.

9. Doppler Shifting Song - (Free download) It’s Greaaaaaaaaaaat! www.astrocappella.com/doppler.shtml

10. Johannes Kepler Project - Classroom presentations by Johannes Kepler.  Great list of resources. www.johanneskeplerproject.org