Overview

    Make the science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, subjects come alive for your students! For K-12 students, NASA provides opportunities not found anywhere else. Imagine preparing your students to talk with astronauts and cosmonauts on board the International Space Station or discussing geography while sharing images that students captured from 250 miles above Earth. It’s all available. Just click on the links below to learn more.

Students

  • A person looking at a plant growth chamber.

    NASA Engineering Design Challenge

    What’s for dinner on the moon? Astronauts will need to grow food when they return to the moon and eventually travel to Mars. Challenge your students to design and build a lunar plant growth chamber.

  • A student is standing in front of a microphone preparing to ask a question during an education downlink

    In-flight Education Downlinks

    “How does it feel to float? How does a spacesuit work?” A downlink is the ultimate “ask the experts” experience! During a downlink, students talk live with astronauts and cosmonauts on the International Space Station.

  • Coast of Australia-Mackay

    International Space Station EarthKAM

    There is no place like home! Take pictures of our home planet with a camera located on the International Space Station. Students direct the camera to take photographs of Earth from 250 miles above its surface.

  • Astronaut using Amateur Radio onboard the International Space Station.

    Amateur Radio on the International Space Station

    “KC5ACR, this is NA1SS. How do you read me? Over.” Astronauts and cosmonauts on the International Space Station use ham radios to talk to students and educators. Do you want to find out how to talk with the space station?

  • Do-It-Yourself Podcast Logo

    Do-It-Yourself Podcast

    Lights, camera, action! NASA’s Do-It-Yourself Podcast activity sets the stage for students to host a show that features astronauts training for missions, doing experiments in space or demonstrating equipment.

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    Student Signatures in Space

    Give your students a personal connection to space! You and your students can have your signatures flown on a NASA spacecraft.

  • DIME and WING

    Dropping in a Microgravity Environment and What If No Gravity

    NASA Education invites students to drop everything! NASA's Dropping In a Microgravity Environment, or DIME, and NASA’s What If No Gravity, or WING, challenge students in high school and middle school to design and build an experiment to be conducted in a NASA research drop tower. This will put the students' experiment in microgravity, just as if it were in space.

  • 3 astronauts in space station

    Waste Limitation Management and Recycling Design Challenge

    Give your students the ultimate “going green” challenge! Your students can create a sustainable water recycling system for the moon and win a trip to the NASA Kennedy Space Center!