In this activity, students design a package to protect a raw egg from breaking as it falls to the ground.
Order this kit from CORE that includes one packet of basil seeds that has been flown on the space station and one packet that stayed on Earth. Grow the seeds to see if spaceflight affected them.
Four thematic units of NASA content are available for grades 4-9.
This educator guide has information about Wilbur and Orville Wright and activities for building gliders.
The activities in this guide help students understand the history and technology behind spacesuits.
Build a basic scale model of the shuttle and find the glide ratio of its flight.
In this free-response-styled question for advanced high school calculus, students use graphing calculators to make applications of differentiation to the mission data of a space shuttle ascent phase.
Prepare to celebrate Earth Day with problems related to climate change.
Students plot how the radiation environment changes for a person living in Denver, on the space station, on the moon, and on a journey to Mars and back.
This module provides a framework for discussing exploration by placing space exploration in the greater context of the history of human exploration.
Check out the newest show from the PBS Design Squad. Judy and Adam team up with NASA to help 15-year-old Felipe design a human-powered glider.› "One Giant Leap" Part 1 → | › "One Giant Leap" Part 2 → | › Design Squad Website →
Use mathematics to discover the mysteries of radiation and how it affects humans.
Students play the role of cometary scientists and use images to observe and compare the surfaces of two comet nuclei.
Are your students interested in working for NASA? This resource page provides information about some of the careers NASA has to offer and the many opportunities available for students.
02.16.11 - The STS-133 mission is taking Robonaut 2 to the space station. Encourage students to learn about Robonaut 2 and other robots that NASA uses by creating their own robots podcast.
Do you want to conduct an experiment on a reduced-gravity flight? Applications from K-12 educators are due March 14, 2011.
NASA is offering space shuttle tiles to schools on a first-come, first-served, one-per-institution basis. These guides contain mathematics- and science-related activities for using the tiles.› Educator Guides | › Find out how to get a shuttle tile
This NASA educator guide is a quick reference to materials and resources useful for understanding the connections between the sun and Earth.
This inquiry-based activity covers fossil evidence of the earliest known animal on Earth and asks students to learn more about the geological period of time known as the Ediacaran.
In a problem-based activity, learners study energy, power and circuits; design a solar energy system; and learn about solar panels on the International Space Station.