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These guides use video segments as an instructional tool.

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Teacher Toolbox

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Find resources for using NASA eClips™ in the classroom.

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Teacher to Teacher Blog

eClips™Teacher to Teacher Blog

Visit the NASA eClips™ Teacher to Teacher Blog.

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NASA for Educators

Visit the Educator's section of www.nasa.gov

Go to the Educator's section of www.nasa.gov.

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NASA for Students

Visit the Students section of www.nasa.gov

Go to the Students section of www.nasa.gov.

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NASA eClips™ Teacher Toolbox

    Bubble Habitat/Planetarium


    Make a giant versatile bubble habitat for students to climb inside. Rolls of 3 to 4 mil plastic (25 feet by 10 feet) work best. Mil is the designation used for plastic thickness; each mil is one thousandth of an inch in thickness. Thinner plastic is not durable enough and heavier plastics do not inflate well. Follow the directions, using duct tape to secure the sides of the bubble and seal the area around the box fan. The edges of the slit used for the doorway may also be reinforced using the duct tape, adding durability and making entry and exit easy. Black plastic may be used as an inflatable planetarium. Flashlights and constellation cutouts can be used to project light onto the dome or small LCD projectors and free online planetarium software can be used to project sky images.

    Directions for Bubble Habitat/Planetarium


    Trading Cards


    NASA eClips™ trading cards are perfect for sharing with students in the classroom or handing out at public outreach events. Each card portrays a specific NASA eClips video, including the main website and QR code for immediate video viewing.

    Trading Cards


    The back of a trading card

    Virtual Vocabulary


    The virtual vocabulary list can be used on its own or to support the Elementary and Secondary Design Guides. This easy-to-use resource provides educators access to frequently used terms. Terms can be copied and pasted into a "build-your-own" 5-E lesson plan.

    Virtual Vocabulary


    How to...


    "How to…" provides guided instructions on "how to" develop design-based lessons for elementary and secondary students. This section also contains instructions on "how to" set up your own MyNASA account, enabling users to bookmark your favorite NASA videos, images and webpages.

    How to...


    Linking NASA Resources


    Connect NASA eClips™ video segments to some of your favorite NASA teacher resources. Click below to see how these materials are enhanced when paired with our high definition NASA eClips™ video segments.

    Linking NASA Resources


    NASA eClips™ Educator Guides


    NASA eClips™ Educator Guides provide examples of ways teachers may effectively use video segments as an instructional tool. Each guide includes instructional objectives, background information, links to video clips, instructions for implementing inquiry-based lessons, additional resources related to the topic and suggestions for extending or modifying lessons.

    NASA eClips™ Educator Guides


    Technology Tools


    Within Technology Tools, teachers can find assorted technology resources that enhance the use of NASA eClips™ video segments and NASA eClips™ educator guides. Resources may include modeling and simulation tools or interactive data displays.

    Technology Tools