Stellarium is a free open source planetarium showing a realistic sky in 3D, as you would see it with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. Features include: catalogues with more than 200 million stars, constellations for 17 different cultures, images of nebulae.

Take a look at these lessons/education scenarios for ideas to use in the classroom
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PDF icon1_29_Outdoor lightning audit.pdf

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