A Guided Tour of this Site
In Spring 1996, for the first time ever, students in grades K-l2 had
a chance to help do real science using the Hubble Space Telescope.
The Space Telescope Science Institute (which operates Hubble) contributed
three HST orbits to the PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE educational project for
this purpose. The planets Neptune and Pluto were selected as targets for
original observations by students who served as Hubble Space Telescope
(HST) "Co-Investigators", working alongside some of America's foremost
- Project News: which contains a welcome
and some background
- Featured Events contains project segments
that were designed to especially stimulate your students
- A schedule of Video broadcasts that
- About the HST Team includes
- Biographical sketches of the men and women of the project that
helped students relate to the project at a human level.
- Journal reports from HST personnel describing their day-to-day
activities and their particular role in the project. These reports
helped students understand the diversity of people and skills that
are needed for success in a modern science project.
- An ability for students to ask
questions of project staff via Email. (This activity is now over
but an archive of Q&A remains).
- About The Hubble Space Telescope
- About the Planets
- Photo gallery of interesting and relevant
- Teachers' Lounge contains a special
Teacher's Guide designed for this
project and other resources for learning, including curriculum materials
- Kids' Corner contains
- Projects for kids
- Gallery of student work
- Gallery of participating classrooms