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YouTube Space Lab is a worldwide educational initiative that challenged students, ages 14-16 and 17-18 to design science experiments that can be performed in space. YouTube videos describing experiments were submitted in December 2011. An expert panel judged the entries with input from the YouTube community, and regional winners were chosen. In March 2012, global winners were selected, and they will see their experiments launched and conducted on Station with live YouTube streaming this summer.
ISSLive! provides a novel way to learn about the International Space Station. It is an innovative, interactive, Web-based initiative that will deliver real-time ISS telemetry and crew timeline data in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) context into the classroom or educational environment. All of this will available, via a public-friendly website, mobile devices, and tablet applications.
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.
High school students United with NASA to Create Hardware, or HUNCH, is an innovative school-based program that partners NASA at Johnson Space Center and Marshall Space Flight Center with high schools and middle schools in states across the nation. The partnership involves students fabricating real-world products for NASA as they apply their STEM skills as well as learning to work in teams and think creatively.
The Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus Science Insert (CSI) experiments are recurring educational payloads designed to interest K-12 students in STEM by providing the opportunity for these students to participate in near real-time research conducted on board the ISS.
Using amateur radio, students from around the world can ask astronauts questions about life in space and other space-related topics. Students fully engage in the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact by helping set up an amateur radio ground station at the school and then using that station to talk directly with the onboard crew member for approximately 10 minutes, the time of an International Space Station overhead pass.
Schools or education organizations can host an In-flight Education Downlink with space station crew members. The downlinks are similar to a video conference. Students pose questions and watch from their school or science center as crew members answer the questions and demonstrate science, technology, engineering and math concepts in ways that are impossible on Earth.
There is no place like home! The Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School Students (EarthKAM) program enables students to take pictures of our home planet with a camera located on the International Space Station. Middle-school students direct the camera to take photographs of Earth from 250 miles above our planet's surface.
Designed with space in mind! NASA challenged middle school students to design an experiment that could be performed both in the classroom and aboard the International Space Station. Nine experiments flew in 2010 and six experiments flew in 2011.
NASA has finalized a cooperative agreement with the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, CASIS, to manage the portion of the International Space Station that operates as a U.S. national laboratory› Read More