This summer, NASA plans to engage thousands of middle school students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Visit this site before the launch to upload an image to be flown aboard the final space shuttle mission. Check back after the launch to print your flight certificate, check on mission status, find NASA educational resources and follow the crew on Twitter and Facebook.
View images that highlight some of NASA's education projects and missions.
Choose the correct "fix" for real problems that astronauts have faced while working in space.
Find space science resources to help in the classroom.
Explore resources, games and events.
Use the launch simulator and other resources to teach about the shuttle launch.
NASA has a small team of education specialists who travel to schools to teach concepts in math, science and engineering.
Build a podcast about energy from the sun.
NASA's Earth Science missions work every day to understand our planet. Celebrate with the posters and activity booklet available to download.
A NASA expert explains how satellites stay over the same spot on Earth.› Watch the episode →
Read Mission Specialist Clay Anderson's training journals to see what it is like to train for a space shuttle mission.
Videoconference with NASA specialists to learn about the shuttle.
Learn how to predict solar storms.
Students determine the scale factor in a picture to calculate the size of places and other planets.
Students investigate: How can humans maintain enough clean water and breathable air during an extended space mission?
Find a collection of NASA’s best videos and visualizations of climate change.
Students answer the question "How can humans remain healthy while on extended space missions?"
Learn more about the STS-130 space shuttle mission and crew.
This kid-friendly guide, which targets grades 4-6, answers the "big questions" about global climate change. The guide uses simple illustrations, humor, interactivity and age-appropriate language.