Students in Space Station Research and Technology

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Space Station For Students

Students from around the world participate in space station science activities. If you’re a student interested in science and technology on the space station, visit the links below and visit our Educational experiments site to learn about student opportunities.

NASA Research for Kids graphic EarthKAM
Students, this is your chance to have some fun while learning about our world. Visit the EarthKam student website to explore images of Earth taken from space, and perhaps be able to take your own images!

Kids performing training exercise Train Like an Astronaut
Do you have what it takes to keep as fit as the astronauts? Find out and challenge yourself by visiting the physical fitness training challenges as the NASA Fit Explorer Website.

NASA Research for Kids graphic Astronaut Don Pettit Shares Passion for Science from Space
NASA and the American Physical Society (APS) have partnered to share unique videos from the International Space Station with students, educators and science fans from around the world. NASA astronaut Don Pettit will use everyday objects from Earth to demonstrate physics through "Science off the Sphere." Visit here.

NASA Research for Kids graphic What Happens to Butterflies and Spiders in Space?
Visit BioEd Online to watch butterfly activity and spider activity.

Scott Smith’s Children’s Book on Space Nutrition
NASA scientists and educators have teamed up to publish a book, aimed at intermediate school students, that explains the role of nutrition in the space program. The free e-book describes how space nutrition research is conducted and highlights this important avenue of ongoing research at NASA. Educator Guides that suggest ways to incorporate the material into the classroom, along with mapping to National Science Education Standards, accompany the text.
The interactive iBook is also directly available for free at iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/space-nutrition/id515790608?ls=1

Interested in ISS Educational Opportunities? See the Space Station for Educators page.

To find information for students and kids at the space station international partner agencies, visit their websites:

Canadian Space Agency (CSA):
    › Kidspace

European Space Agency (ESA):
    › ESA Kids
    › ESA YouTube Channel/Education playlist

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA):
    › Space Station Kids!

    › Website

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Page Last Updated: December 10th, 2014
Page Editor: Kristine Rainey