Solar Weather Action Center

Solar Weather Action Center

Monitor the progress of an entire solar storm.

› SWAC Website

NES Project

Boy in a spacesuit

Learn more about the NASA Explorer School project!

›  NES Web Site


A woman and an astronaut sitting at a desk with a television screen in the background on which students appear and are waving at the viewers

Learn more about opportunities available through the NASA Digital Learning Network.

›  DLN Website

Student Observation Network

    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."
    Carl Sagan (1934-1996)

    Student Observation Network modules allow students to discover answers to some of the questions that excite NASA scientists. "How can we predict solar storms to protect satellites and astronauts?" "How can falling snow, snowpacks and ice cores help us understand climate and climate change?" "How can humans live in space?" "Are there places in the solar system, other than Earth, that may harbor life?"

    Each SON module features a question to be answered or problem to be solved. To help answer the question or solve the problem, students will learn how to make their own observations and how to compare them with NASA data. Students will discover cutting-edge science with NASA mission data that are easy to use. Each SON module provides tutorials to help understand the scientific data and also step-by-step guides to using the data. In addition, background information, including connections to NASA scientists, is provided to help users understand these essential scientific questions.

    Join the adventure!

SON Modules

  • International Space Station in 2006

    Living and Working in Space: Energy

    The International Space Station is more than 360 km (224 miles) away from the ground. It's too far to run an electric cord. How is energy supplied to the space station?

  • Conceptual drawing of astronauts in spacesuits standing in front of a space habitat on the moon or Mars

    Living and Working in Space: Habitat

    What kinds of habitats can be designed to support extended human activity in space or on the moon or Mars?

  • Drawing of a snowflake

    Winter's Story

    How can falling snow, snow storms, snowpacks and ice cores help us to understand weather, climate and climate change?