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The Space Place

The Space Place

Fall 2008 Website
Ages: 8 - 11 yrs.
Developer: Diane K. Fisher, JPL
Developer: Anil Natha, JPL
Always wanted to know the "secret code" used by the Voyager spacecraft? Curious about what’s really inside a comet? Wonder what would happen if you fell into a black hole? NASA’s Space Place has answers to these questions and much more. Featuring a universe of creative games, animations, projects, and fun facts about Earth, space and technology, the site speaks directly to its audience of 8 -11 years olds in a playful and appropriate way and also offers relevant content for educators and adults. The site makes the science of earth and space exploration approachable and appealing to both aspiring scientists and kids who are just plain curious.

A Teachers Corner features images and activities for the classroom. The site is also available for viewing in Spanish.

Rachel Hamm   ©2008 Parents' Choice
Rachael Hamm Plett is a designer and Art Director with a diverse background in marketing communications, publications and multimedia for a variety of distinguished clients including National Geographic, AARP The Magazine, the Newseum in Washington, DC, Microsoft and T-Mobile. She currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and retired greyhound and retreats to the mountains whenever she can get away from her desk.

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Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

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