Most of these files are in pdf format. You will need a copy of
Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.
We have developed a few of our own educational materials. Have a look!
|SEASONAL STAR MAPS||A COMET in Your Kitchen|
|It's Spring! Follow the Arc||Build Your Own Rocket|
|The Summer Triangle||Craters of the Moon|
|The Stars of Autumn||Timeline of Modern Astronomy|
|The Winter Ellipse||Relative Size of the Planets|
|Make Your Own Planisphere||Phases of the Moon|
|http://www.vcas.org/star-wheels.html||Solar Viewing Pinhole Box|
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Would you like to build a FREE paper model of a spacecraft or satellite?
We cannot take credit for any of the spacecraft models below. They were found on the web at various NASA sites and other places. Most of them are public domain, but some of them ARE copyrighted, so be sure to check the documentation first before you distribute them.
|Instructions||Hubble Space Telescope
Chandra X-ray Observatory
Parts and Instruction
|Parts||Parts (page 1)|
|Simplified Version||Parts (page 2)|
|Mars Polar Lander||Galileo||Lunar Prospector|
|Parts||Parts (page 1)||Parts (page 1)|
|Parts (page 2)||Parts (page 2)|
|Mars '98 Orbiter||Parts (page 3)|
|Instructions||Parts (page 4)||ACE|
|Parts||Parts (page 5)||(Advanced Composition Explorer)|
|Parts (page 6)||ACE Fact Sheet|
|Space Shuttle Glider||Instructions|
|Instructions & Parts||Solar System Puzzle||Parts|
|Not a spacecraft, but fun for the kids!||Simplified Version|
|Genesis||Instructions & Parts|
|Parts (page 1)||Terriers||The German terror weapon of WWII which provided the catalyst for the space race!
Get it at this web site
|Parts (page 2)||Instructions & Parts|
|Parts (page 3)|
|Instructions||The Soviet Union's giant moon rocket! (which never flew successfully)
Get it at this web site