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For Educators 5-8

NASA's Women of STEM

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NASA eClips™

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Use these educational video segments to inspire and engage students.
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Do-It-Yourself Podcast

DIY Podcast

Create your own podcast with NASA video and audio clips.
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NASA Apps

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Download free NASA apps for your smartphone or tablet.
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NASA e-Books

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Read NASA books on your mobile device.
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5-8 Educator Featured Teaching Materials

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5-8 Educator Featured Sites

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Educator Resource Center Network

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Educator Resource Centers

Locate ERCs in your state or region for free educational materials and services.

Education Programs

For Educators

NASA offers many educational programs for 5-8 educators throughout the year. See what is available now.

@NASAedu on Twitter

TwitterFollow, tweet and re-tweet the latest from NASA Education.
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Current Opportunities

2014-2015 NASA Goddard OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Challenge
Entries for this contest for students in grades 3-12 are due Jan. 12, 2015.


Cubes in Space™
This free program gives students ages 11-18 the opportunity to design an experiment that could launch into space! Registration closes on Jan. 12, 2015.


2015 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award
Nominate K-12 teachers who are making a difference in STEM education through the use of technology. Applications must be received by Jan. 16, 2015.

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Homework Topics

Create your lesson plans using NASA articles for students.

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Educators Search

A-Z List of NASA Websites for Educators
Find NASA resources from this alphabetic listing of NASA sites.


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Page Last Updated: December 17th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild