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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

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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

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station
ARISS-US is now accepting proposals from U.S. schools, museums, science centers and community youth organizations to host an amateur radio contact with astronauts aboard the space station. Proposals are due Dec. 15, 2014.


Design a Space Tool Challenge
Create a digital 3-D model of a tool that astronauts might need in space. Entries from students in grades K-12 are due Dec. 15, 2014.


SOFIA Airborne Astronomy Ambassador Program
Educator teams are invited to apply to take part in a program that includes a flight on the SOFIA aircraft. Applications are due Dec. 22, 2014.

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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: November 19th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild