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  • Photo from the air of plumes of volcanic ash

    The Sky Is Broken!  →

    Why did the ash from the recent eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland cause a problem for airplanes?

  • Cartoon of a woman with three arrows pointing at her

    It's a Breeze  →

    Find out what happens when air pressure changes and how it affects people. Try the air pressure experiments and word search, and then take a balloon ride.

  • Space shuttle Discovery lands at Kennedy Space Center

    Space Shuttle Basics: Landing  →

    Learn what it takes to bring the space shuttle home after a mission.

  • Space shuttle Atlantis rolls to the Vehicle Assembly Building

    Space Shuttle Atlantis

    Learn more about the orbiter that will take the STS-132 crew to the space station.

  • Artist's concept of a supermassive black hole digesting the remnants of a star

    Science Fiction With Good Astronomy  →

    Visit this site for a selective list of short stories and novels that use more or less accurate science. They can be used for teaching or reinforcing astronomy and physics concepts.

  • Thumbnail images of sea and land animals

    Signals of Spring  →

    This interactive and interdisciplinary science product allows students to use Earth data to explain real-time animal migrations through hands-on and inquiry-based lessons.

  • STS-131 Mission Specialist Clay Anderson

    Astronaut Clay Anderson's Training Journals

    Read Mission Specialist Clay Anderson's training journals to see what it is like to train for a space shuttle mission.

  • An illustration of the sun and Earth's magnetic field

    FAQs About Earth's Magnetic Field  →

    This is a collection of 30 questions and answers about Earth's magnetism from Dr. Sten Odenwald's "Ask the Space Scientist" Web site.

  • Bar magnet magnetic field showing two poles

    Magnetism From A to B  →

    Magnetism is a simple force, but many of its properties seem mysterious. Learn more about magnetism and find mathematics problems related to sunspots.

  • Screenshot of the Mission:Science Web site

    Mission: Science  →

    Check out this new site just for teens! Access current NASA data, conduct real experiments with NASA scientists and find space-related summer internships.

  • Ota Lutz

    Career Guidance  →

    Many students and parents ask what kinds of classes and activities should be taken to become an engineer or scientist. Visit this site for ideas and topics to consider.

  • Illustration of human head

    NASA Anatomy

    For more than 40 years, NASA technology has contributed to the development of commercial products and services that benefit the public. These videos explain major contributions to the fields of health and medicine.

  • A space shuttle orbiter rolls toward the Vehicle Assembly Building

    NASA's Orbiter Fleet

    Learn more about each of the space shuttles.

  • Julie Iuliano, Jean Xin and Tatiana Barry

    No Boundaries at Kennedy

    The winning team from the 2009 No Boundaries competition got an inside look at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

  • Aerial view of Port au Prince, Haiti

    Earth Observatory: Satellite Images of Earthquake in Haiti  →

    View satellite images and topography information of the region affected by the 7.0-magnitude earthquake.

  • Galileo Galilei

    Galileo Galilei: 400 Years of Stellar Observations

    The Galilean Moons--Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto--were discovered 400 years ago on Jan. 7, 1610.

  • A female LARSS intern works with electronic equipment

    Student Employment at NASA  →

    Check out the student services section for information on NASA's recruitment schedule, helpful interview techniques, information on completing a resume and much more.

  • A graph showing the states of matter in relation to temperature

    Cryogenics Lab Videos  →

    Watch what happens when ordinary objects are cooled to cryogenic temperatures, and learn about phase changes.

  • Centaurus A radio galaxy

    Global Telescope Network  →

    Use real astronomical data in your classroom! The Global Telescope Network is an informal association of scientists, students, individuals and observatories interested in supporting NASA's high-energy astrophysics missions.

  • Robonaut 2

    Experience 3D Virtuality With Robonaut

    Move, pack, and unpack Robonaut in 3D Virtuality!