Many teachers have asked for links that their students may investigate on-line for information about a variety of topics related to the Tomatosphere Project. The following information is for the use of the teacher to direct students to appropriate links for further information, activities or research associated with Tomatosphere.
One of the best and most comprehensive STUDENT-oriented web sites is that of the Canadian Space Agency. It offers a wide range of information for students in both official languages.
2012 – 2013 is a special time for the Canadian Space Agency; Chris Hadfield is on board the International Space Station from December 2012 – May 2013. The availability of materials and links for students is absolutely AMAZING!
- Images of Earth from Space
- Tweets from Chris Hadfield from the ISS including a “day in the life of Chris Hadfield”
- A mission blog
- Mission videos (YouTube)
- A Photo Challenge
- And Chris’ own Offical Website
The kids section of the CSA website contains great animation and colouring books on Dextre, Phoenix and Radarsat-2 for younger students.
Students can learn about astronauts - especially Canadian astronauts - at www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronauts/
Canada's "connection" to the International Space Station is explained in detail for both students and educators at www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/iss/
NASA has an excellent web site with information about many space-related topics including Mars and agriculture:
The University of Arizona (in cooperation with NASA) has developed some excellent student activities - all backed up with teacher resources and background material on a variety of topics including the scientific process and building a very simple rocket, mapping the surface of Mars and "Getting Dirty on Mars":
The Space Science Institute has a variety of student activities, from primary through secondary school:
Heinz offers some online resources that are sure to inform or provide some fun for students.
- For information about Heinz Seeds, which are used exclusively in Heinz Ketchup and other tomato-based products, visit www.heinzseed.com.
- To test knowledge of tomato trivia, check out the "Fun Facts" in the Heinz Kids section at http://www.heinzitup.com/funfacts.asp.
- To challenge virtual tomato-squishing skills, play "Tomatomania" in the Heinz Kids section at www.heinzitup.com/heinzkidz.asp.