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Astronomy Merit Badge with Mr. Johnson

 

NASA's website for students, specifically 5th thru 8th grade level in your family's case...

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/features/index.html

 

Sky and Telescope Magazine's website, including but not limited to the "Observing" links on the left-hand side of the Home page....

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/

 

Space.com's website, which includes alot of "Gee Whiz!" multimedia content, as well as a HUGE searchable data base relating to anything astronomy-related...

http://www.space.com/

 

AStronomy Magazine's website...

http://www.astronomy.com

 

Everything you need to know about the moon-sun-earth system, including lunar phases, eclipses, moon features, etc. at...

http://www.calculatorcat.com/moon_phases/moon_phases.phtml

 

Finally, here is a link to a very good copy of the H-R diagram

(Hertzsprung-Russell) which astronomers use to catalog and plot stars by brightness (y-axis) and color/temperature (x-axis)...

http://www4.nau.edu/meteorite/Meteorite/Images/bt2lf1509_a.jpg