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Introduction to exploring space with Slooh

See how students using laptops, tablets or smartphones conduct space investigations.
"With Slooh's Online Telescope my students are finally able to 'do' astronomy in an authentic, hands-on way befitting of a science course."
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Greg Schwanbeck
Westwood High School

"I like the variety of Quests, both in topics and level of difficulty."
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Theresa Rodriguez
San Antonio STEM Magnet


"I don't like online, kids spend too much time in front of screens, 
but Slooh is the exception."
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Shawn Laatchs
University of Maine

Try Slooh free
Let us show you how other middle school science educators are using Slooh to inspire their students for $15 per student per year. Please fill out the form so we can invite you to attend an upcoming educator webinar and provide you a Slooh account to start your journey of exploration.
 
We look forward to helping you lead your students into space!
Slooh is much more than online observatories. It is patented technology delivering the cosmos live and in full color. It is a curation of the 1,000 most wondrous stars, planets, nebulae, galaxies, comets and asteroids with their stories passed down since antiquity. It is a telescope reservation system that makes shared control with a global community more fun, social and educational, with advanced control for deeper investigation.
Canary Islands Observatory
Slooh’s flagship observatory featuring six telescopes is situated at 9,000 feet at the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands, home of the largest telescope in the world. The time zone shift makes daytime astronomy possible in the United States.
Chile Observatory
Slooh’s southern hemisphere observatory, in partnership with the Catholic University, features three telescopes and extends Slooh’s live coverage of the night sky to 18 hours per day. New planned observatories will deliver 24-hour coverage by the fall of 2023.
Slooh is your interface to space
FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS

With powerful tools of exploration, students can collect and analyze space phenomena.

Slooh’s NGSS-aligned, gamified activities are a model for inquiry-based learning that will alter your students’ perspective forever.

With Slooh Quests, students go beyond simulation to control online telescopes situated on mountaintops around the world as they learn to explore a new, real world environment.

Designed for Middle School Science

Learn to think like a scientific explorer.

Developmental Benefits

Follow your own path

Guided and independent exploration to nurture individual interests and build confidence

Ponder the cosmos

Apply strength with technology to seek answers to questions students have about the universe

Exposure to career options

Gain exposure to STEM fields within the aspirational context of space exploration

Communication skills

Create personalized infographic posters from astronomical observations for presentation to peers

Authentic experience

Access natural phenomena through real-time experimentation with support from astronomy professionals

Cognitive development

Form a positive connection with a new domain through decision-making, problem-solving, teamwork and critical thinking

Any teacher, even those without a background in science or astronomy, can easily lead space investigations with Slooh’s integrated support.

Slooh astronomers provide teacher support

Teacher training

Get classrooms exploring quickly with short training videos, teacher support webinars, and professional development.

Teacher administration

Learning activities include teacher guides, lesson plans, student assignment, formative and summative assessment.

Gamified learning

Exploration badges and gravity points entice student-learning while making it easy for teachers to monitor student progress.

Ahlcon Public School

Allen Academy

Brownsville Independent School District

Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences

Innovations International Charter School of Nevada

Phillips Academy Andover

Region 12 Schools

West Sound STEM Network

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