Our Solar System: A Multimedia PDF Resource for Teachers & Students


Our Solar System: A Multimedia PDF Resource for Teachers & Students 

Nathan Smith, Director, NASA Regional Educator Resource Ctr. for Utah

NASA has some awesome resources that many educators are not aware of. I have created an interactive PDF file that links to NASA’s solar system lithograph set, a free download of 21 mini-posters of planets, moons, asteroids, Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud, etc. Each mini-poster contains detailed information on the reverse side. 

At the bottom of the page, click on any planet image, and you’ll be taken to that planet’s NASA Solar System webpage, with a wealth of resources about that planet! 

Click on any planet name to view a Crash Course YouTube video about that planet. 

I’ve made this multimedia PDF an open education resource that is free to download, and share the wonders of our amazing solar system. 

I train our pre-service educators at Utah State University’s College of Education and Human Services to integrate technology to create learning materials like these as part of my Technology Integration and Innovation for Education Course, which I’ve made an open education resource that any school or teacher may freely use!

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith is Director of Technology for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. In that role, he also directs The Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center (The YETC) located in room 170 of the Education Building on Utah State University's Logan campus. The YETC is a combination student open­access computer facility, a K­12 curriculum materials library, a NASA Educator Resource Center for Utah, and a technology training center. Nathan served eight years (2004­2012) on the Board of Directors for the Utah Coalition for Education Technology (UCET) He was re­elected in 2014 to serve another two year term on the board. A former elementary school teacher, Nathan has taught students every age from young children to senior citizens. He has had the opportunity beginning in 2011 to train international high school teachers from all over the world about technology in education, through the U.S. State

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