Today's Knowledge for Tomorrow's Explorer
NASA's 21st Century Explorer is a series of bilingual educational packages targeting grades 3-5. Each package focuses on exploration topics using science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills by using the scientific method as an instructional guide to inquiry-based learning and incorporating basic science process skills.
Built upon the "go to the people" philosophy, this project acquaints and involves students, educators, family members, and the community with the excitement of space exploration. NASA's 21st Century Explorer will educate learners of all ages about space exploration, the challenges of long-duration space exploration missions, the environment in which the human explorer must function, and the technologies required to sustain human life during long-duration space travel.
This series is available in English and Spanish.