Science, technology, engineering and math lesson plans, resources and opportunities for teachers, parents and students from NASA and its partners.
With the 2022 Back to School season upon us, we’d like to help educators launch into the school year with Learning and Educational Activities and Resources from NASA Science! Ready… Add some “space” to your classroom with free NASA Science posters, science notebooks, and other inspiring printables and visuals. Set… Explore NASA Science lessons and activities to help make your curriculum out-of-this-world! Learn! Launch these activities and lessons to activate science learning!
This Week the EXPRESS is highlighting… • GLOBE Land Cover Challenge • Ames Summer Series Webinars: “Commissioning the James Webb Space Telescope” and “The Search for Extant Life on Mars” • NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge • 2023 RASC-AL Competition • NASA’s Gateways to Blue Skies: Clean Aviation Energy Competition • And More! Sign up to receive your very own copy of the NASA EXPRESS Newsletter.
Artemis I will be an uncrewed flight test that will provide a foundation for human deep space exploration, and demonstrate our commitment and capability to extend human existence to the Moon and beyond. Register to let NASA know that you’re hosting a watch party, virtually participating, or would like to receive the STEM Learning Pathway! Registration will provide communications about launch schedule changes, information about launch related activities, and access to curated launch resources.
In this week's NASA EXPRESS... - Apply for one of the upcoming Virtual Classroom Connections in NASA CONNECTS - Explore Earth Science at Camp Landsat - Join the NASA Ames summer series of webinars - Explore NASA Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) Innovation and Technology Transfer Idea Competition (MITTIC) spinoff challenge to develop new ideas for commercialization - And more! Subscribe to recieve a brand new NASA EXPRESS straight to your inbox every Thursday!
Therapy Materials Vault x NASA Space Communications and Navigation A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... there was a team of therapists who were lucky enough to get in contact with some wonderful folks at NASA's Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN). The end result? A brand new series of space communications themed therapy materials - The very first of its kind!
This Week the EXPRESS is highlighting… • Make a STEM Connection to Landsat's 50th Anniversary • Join NASA Earth Science in Action Comic Strip Contest • Fly Your Name on a NASA Research Flight • Explore STEM Webinars for Educators, Parents, Caregivers, and Students • Connect to Opportunities With Our Partners • And More! Sign up to receive your very own copy of the NASA EXPRESS Newsletter!
Few classroom topics generate as much excitement as rockets! The activities and lesson plans contained in this educator guide emphasize hands-on science, prediction, data collection and interpretation, teamwork, and problem solving. The guide also contains background information about the history of rockets and basic rocket science. The rocket activities in this guide support national curriculum standards for science, mathematics and technology.
NASA’s journeys have propelled technological breakthroughs, pushed the frontiers of scientific research, and expanded our understanding of the universe. These accomplishments, and those to come, share a common genesis: education in science, technology, engineering, and math. In NASA STEM Engagement, we deliver tools for students and educators to learn and succeed.
This Week the EXPRESS is highlighting… • STEM Connection to James Webb Space Telescope’s First Images – Astrophoto Challenges • New STEMonstration: Engineering Design Process • 2022 Ames Summer Series Webinar: Earth Observations for Biodiversity Conservation and Restoration • Lunar and Planetary Institute’s Seminar for Students and Early Career Researchers: The Road to Mission Science • And More! Sign up to receive your very own copy of the NASA EXPRESS Newsletter.
Astronauts Tom Marshburn and Matthias Maurer discuss how engineers use the nine steps of the engineering design process to create solutions to technical problems. Watch Tom and Matthias aboard the International Space Station to see how technology was engineered for the station’s microgravity environment and learn how station technology continues to evolve, meeting the ever-changing needs of astronauts living and working in space.
The Sustainable Aviation STEM Toolkit is a compilation of NASA STEM materials related to sustainability and flight. Hands-on activities for K-12 students, videos, games and puzzles, as well as education guides provide a better understanding of sustainability in aeronautics. Includes: • Propeller design challenge • Design your own X-Plane activity • Ohms Law lesson • Circuitry activities including a light-up paper helicopter and a “Build your own Coin Cell Battery” activities.
This Week the EXPRESS is highlighting… • Countdown to James Webb Space Telescope’s First Images • Citizen Science: Cloudspotting on Mars • Call for Proposals: NASA ARMD’s University Leadership Initiative • Invisible Network Podcast Spotlights GAVRT STEM Project • Chandra 3D Astronomy: Paper Models • And More! Sign up to receive your very own copy of the NASA EXPRESS Newsletter!
Create a paper rocket that can be launched from a soda straw! You'll need: - A pencil - Scissors - Tape - A soda straw - Something to measure with - The downloadable template Can you make your rocket fly farther? Make new rockets by altering the template. Try different rocket lengths, fin shapes, fin sizes, or fin angles.
NASA Internships are competitive awards to support educational opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as educators. These opportunities serve students by integrating interns with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related tasks, while contributing to the operation of a NASA facility or the advancement of NASA's missions. Apply today!
Watch NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough as he discusses the six types of simple machines and shows simple and compound machines currently in use aboard the International Space Station. Do you think microgravity affects how simple machines are used in space? Learn how simple and compound machines play an integral role in an astronaut’s mission 250 miles above Earth.
Just because the school year is over doesn’t mean learning has to end! Educators are welcome to sign up for NASA’s new online community of practice, CONNECTS (Connecting Our NASA Network of Educators for Collaborating Together in STEM). This community offers educators NASA STEM resources, exclusive events, and features “collections” – NASA content curated by educators for educators. Join today!
This Week the EXPRESS is highlighting… • NASA STEM Activities for Outdoor Summer Fun • Sally Ride EarthKAM: Mission 79 • NASA Innovation Corps™ Pilot: Upcoming Informational Webinar • 2022 Ames Summer Series Webinar: BioSentinel – NASA’s First Biological Mission Beyond the Earth-Moon System • And More! Sign up to receive your very own copy of the NASA EXPRESS Newsletter!
Hop on over to NASA's Space Place to explore what causes the seasons! With simple visual illustrations and a step-by-step breakdown, you can walk your upper-elementary school aged student through this fun and educational resource all about Earth's four seasons. Click to spring into learning!
NASA telescopes are helping astronomers learn more about the Milky Way's supermassive black hole, known as Sagittarius A*! Look at the first image of our very own supermassive black hole's shadow and its larger field of view, listen to sonifications of Sagittarius A*, or use a 3D printer to discover the area through touch. Click to start exploring!