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Briarwood Elementary Science Resources

Natural Sciences resources for Briarwood's K-5 community.

Astronomy Resources

Astronomy, or Space Science, is in Dewey Decimal 520-529. Briarwood Elementary check out a lot of books about Space, so this website will help our school library by giving our students more places to learn about space. This area meets the Next Generation Science Standard's Earth and Space Science Discipline. They explore the history of planet Earth and parts of our solar system and galaxy that scientists have learned about. New discoveries happen every day, so keeping up-to-date is important. Below are links that are trusted to provide true information and to update their videos and articles. 

NASA JPLNASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, or JPL, is in California. That's where the Mars Rovers and Juno missions were built! Learn from NASA JPL online through this link.


Smithsonian National Air and Space MuseumThe National Air and Space Museum shares the history of space exploration.



Astronomy at Khan AcademyKhan Academy has videos and articles about space science for us to share. It is a subscription site, which means they ask for a log in to save progress. Always ask a parent or teacher before logging into a website.


Atacama Large Millimeter ArrayALMA Kids (the Atacama Large Millimeter Array) has pictures never recorded anywhere else. Their website is trusted updated regularly. This website is in Spanish, Mandarin, and English.

Videos About Astronomy

If you learned something about the moon by watching the video above, cite it. Write: 

National Aeronautics and Space Agency Goddard. (2018, April 9). Tour of the Moon in 4K. [Video file].

The video above came from National Geographic. If you use the information in a paper, let your teacher know, but citing it as:

National Geographic. (2018, March 1). Origins of the Universe 101. [Video file]. Retrieved from 

Books about Astronomy

Get Involved

Scientists ahve a lot of telescopes in space that take pictures and send information back to us every day. Not every space agency has enough people working for them to find all the information in those images. Sometimes citizens like you and I are able to help. Be sure to talk to your teacher or parents before contacting anyone on the internet.

Back Yard Worlds: Planet 9The American Museum of Natural History and NASA have teamed up to find more planets in our solar system. With the help of people everywhere, they are doing just that. Lear more and ask your family if they want to help by learning more at Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 to share the search.