Teaching From Space
Learn more about how you and your students can get involved in real space missions.
NASA Office of Education
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STEM on Station
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Have you ever wondered what kind of STEM activities occur on the International Space Station? Follow astronauts in this series of videos as they demonstrate STEM concepts that students investigate in grades 5-12. The astronauts demonstrate STEM principles such as Newton's Laws of Motion, surface tension, and advances in technology.
Select a topic below to go beyond textbooks, and use the videos and additional resources to supplement classroom activities.
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. Find out how to participate.
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.
Sally Ride EarthKAM -- There is no place like home! Students can take pictures of our home planet with a digital camera located on the space station. They direct the camera to take photographs of Earth from 250 miles above its surface.
Student Spaceflight Experiments Program -- Design and fly a real microgravity research mini-laboratory on the International Space Station.