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International Space Station National Lab K-12 Education

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The International Space Station is the largest and most complex space vehicle ever built. The space station provides a home for laboratories equipped with a wide array of resources to develop and test the technologies needed for future generations of space exploration. Explore the potential of the space station to engage, inspire and educate in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM.

Imagine the possibilities.

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YouTube Space Lab Experiment Design Challenge!

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YouTube Space Lab is a worldwide educational initiative that challenges 14-18 year-old students to design a science experiment that can be performed in space. The two winning experiments will be conducted aboard the International Space Station, or ISS, and live streamed on YouTube.

A prestigious panel of scientists, astronauts, and educators, including renowned professor Stephen Hawking, NASA's Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations William Gerstenmaier, NASA's Associate Administrator of Education and former Astronaut Leland Melvin, ESA Astronaut Frank De Winne, JAXA Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and Cirque du Soleil's founder Guy Laliberté, will judge the entries with input from the YouTube community.

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Kids in Micro-g!

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Design with space in mind! NASA challenges middle school students to design an experiment that can be performed both in the classroom and aboard the International Space Station.

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LEGO in Space

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NASA and The LEGO Group have collaborated to create unique education activities combining LEGO bricks, the environment of space and the ingenuity of young minds. Find out how educators and students can become involved.

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International Space Station
Explore STEM resources on the International Space Station.
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A spacesuit helmet next to a backpack filled with school supplies
Sixty finalists were selected from thousands of entries.
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Woman with experiments aboard the International Space Station
Astronaut Tracy Caldwell-Dyson performs an experiment aboard the International Space Station.
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Three students and two adults play with LEGO bricks
Leland Melvin, NASA's associate administrator of education, and Stephen Turnipseed, president of LEGO Education North America, look on as students work with LEGO bricks.
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Page Last Updated: July 28th, 2013
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