Explore Mars and Earth using these activities adapted for after-school programs with elementary-aged students.
Ten 5E lessons help students learn that energy and power are needed for work. People must choose energy sources that do not negatively affect Earth.
In this activity, students research aviation events to create a timeline.
01.12.10 - Help students find answers to questions about NASA missions, vehicles, science topics and more!
This NASA educator guide is a quick reference to materials and resources useful for understanding the connections between the sun and Earth.
In this activity, students experiment to determine that air occupies space.
Through a tactile experience, students explore the physical characteristics of comets and compare them to other members of the solar system.
Kick off autumn with these resources about changing seasons.
Introduce students to spacecraft communication systems with this classroom activity.
In this S'COOL lesson, students learn how clouds form, write an acrostic poem, and display data using appropriate graphs.
In this MY NASA DATA lesson, students take on the role of a musician planning a world tour. By studying precipitation data, students decide when and where to book shows to avoid bad weather.
Students videoconference with NASA experts and use the scientific method and engineering design process to learn how NASA develops aircraft.
12.27.11 - A new spacecraft named Juno will study the beginning of Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system.
Students use problem-solving skills to fit as many geometric shapes as possible into the cargo bay of the space shuttle.
Students perform a simple science experiment to show how a rocket works and to demonstrate Newton’s third law of motion.
This lesson simulates how different propellant systems affect the velocity, or speed, of a rocket by measuring the height the rocket is launched. Available in English and Spanish.
Learn why we have time zones.
Use these activities to explore topics related to astrobiology.
Promote interest in airplanes and air transportation with role play. The educator guide comes with cutout characters, labels and aircraft.
Students use science process skills to construct and fly a glider made from a foam food tray.