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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 aboard the International Space Station or discussing geography while sharing images that students captured 250 miles above Earth.

It's all available. Just click on the links below to learn more.
 

Five students standing side by side facing the camera Students put their own ideas to work in challenges and activities from NASA.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Grades K-4

An astronaut speaking into a microphone on the space station
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station -- ARISS -- "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 them on 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.
  • Fitness
  • Lab Safety
  • Micro-g
  • Newton's Laws
  • Robots
  • Solar Arrays
  • Space Station
  • Spacesuits
  • Sports Demo
The Orion capsule sits in a blue background
Exploration Design Challenge -- Students can help NASA solve the problem of protecting astronauts from space radiation and have their own names flown an Orion mission!
A student standing in front of a microphone asking 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.
A person looking at a plant growth chamber
NASA Engineering Design Challenge: Lunar Plant Growth Chamber -- What's for dinner on the moon? Astronauts will need to grow food when they return to the moon and eventually travel to Mars. Join the challenge to design and build a lunar plant growth chamber.

Grades 5-8

An astronaut speaking into a microphone on the space station
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station -- ARISS -- "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 them on 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.
  • Fitness
  • Lab Safety
  • Micro-g
  • Newton's Laws
  • Robots
  • Solar Arrays
  • Space Station
  • Spacesuits
  • Sports Demo
The Orion capsule sits in a blue background
Exploration Design Challenge -- Students can help NASA solve the problem of protecting astronauts from space radiation and have their own names flown an Orion mission!
A student standing in front of a microphone asking 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.
Terrain near the Ganga River in Bihar, India
International Space Station Sally Ride 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.
International Space Station
International Space Station National Lab K-12 Education -- 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.
A person looking at a plant growth chamber
NASA Engineering Design Challenge: Lunar Plant Growth Chamber -- What's for dinner on the moon? Astronauts will need to grow food when they return to the moon and eventually travel to Mars. Join the challenge to design and build a lunar plant growth chamber.

Grades 9-12

An astronaut speaking into a microphone on the space station
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station -- ARISS -- "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 them on 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.
  • Fitness
  • Lab Safety
  • Micro-g
  • Newton's Laws
  • Robots
  • Solar Arrays
  • Space Station
  • Spacesuits
  • Sports Demo
The Orion capsule sits in a blue background
Exploration Design Challenge -- Students can help NASA solve the problem of protecting astronauts from space radiation and have their own names flown an Orion mission!
Several students wearing gold and purple football jerseys look at a large projection screen
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.
A person looking at a plant growth chamber
NASA Engineering Design Challenge: Lunar Plant Growth Chamber -- What's for dinner on the moon? Astronauts will need to grow food when they return to the moon and eventually travel to Mars. Join the challenge to design and build a lunar plant growth chamber.
Page Last Updated: March 5th, 2014
Page Editor: NASA Administrator