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  • Organizations that support afterschool programs:

    • National AfterSchool Association (http://www.naaweb.org/)
    • Afterschool Alliance (http://www.afterschoolalliance.org//)
    • Coalition for Science After School (http://www.ScienceAfterSchool.org)
    • Informal education at NASA (http://education.nasa.gov/divisions/informal/overview/index.html)
    • NASA Goddard Visitor's Center (http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/visitor/home/index.html) in Greenbelt, MD offers exhibits, programs, and tours

  • Many of the sessions in Afterschool Universe were adapted from sources developed for a classroom. We list the original sources below as they list the National Science Standards addressed.

    • Learning resources (http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/seuforum/learningresources.htm) about the Universe for educators, scientists, and students. This site includes the "Modelling the Universe" and "Cosmic Survey" activities.

    • Science First (http://www.sciencefirst.com/), where you can find the telescopes (and associated lesson plans) built by students in Session 3.

    • Soda can core contraction demonstration (http://chandra.harvard.edu/edu/formal/demos/contraction.html) from the X-ray Chandra Observatory

    • Original version of the ball drop activity (http://chandra.harvard.edu/edu/formal/demos/ejection.html) for supernova explosions from the Chandra X-ray Observatory

    • "Make your own Milky Way Model (http://www.naoj.org/staff/kumiko/MilkyWay/milkyway.html)" activity from the Subaru telescope

    • Original version of the aluminum foil and balloon black hole activity (http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/teachers/blackholes/imagine/page12.html#al) from Imagine the Universe!

    • "High Energy Groove Cosmic Quilt (http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/xte/outreach/HEG/cq/cosmic_quilt.html)" activity from the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer

  • Other educational resources and programs associated with the Astrophysics Science Division at NASA Goddard

    • Astrophysics Science Division EPO (http://astrophysics.gsfc.nasa.gov/outreach/)
    • Big Explosions and Strong Gravity (http://bigexplosions.gsfc.nasa.gov)
    • Family Science Night (http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/epo/families/fsn.php)
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