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K-12 Projects

Contact Information

Dr. Susan A. Currie
Educator Professional Development Coordinator
Academic Affairs Office
Marshall Space Flight Center
Mail Stop HS30
Huntsville, AL 35812
Phone: 256-544-3629
Fax: 256-544-2511
Email: Susan.Currie@nasa.gov

Ms. Julie D. Clift
STEM Engagement Coordinator
Academic Affairs Office
Marshall Space Flight Center
Mail Stop HS30
Huntsville, AL 35812
Phone: 256-961-1334
Fax: 256-544-8549
Email: Julie.D.Clift@nasa.gov

 

 

 

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Marshall Space Flight Center - NASA K-12 Education Opportunities

Students and educators may explore and experience unique space and aeronautics content through NASA's education opportunities for K-12 education in the Marshall Space Flight Center region and nationwide. Learn about ways to interact with NASA engineers and scientists in the programs listed below.

Click "Find out more" for further details and contact information. You can also view an alphabetical list of all student, educator and faculty programs.
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Student Project Descriptions

Astro Camp
[Students Grades K-8]
[Available: Nationally]
Astro Camp is an exciting, week-long mission for children located in Bay St. Louis, MS. Each year, it has activities centered around a new space exploration theme.
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Digital Learning Network
[Educators and Students Grades K-Higher Education]
[Available: Nationally]
DLN offers videoconferencing or Webcasting at no charge, providing interactive educational experiences to students and educators from kindergarten to university levels across the Nation and around the world.
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Dropping In a Microgravity Environment
[Educators & Students Grades 6-12]
[Available: Nationally]
The DIME competition challenges student teams to design, build, and operate microgravity experiments in a NASA drop tower.
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FIRST Robotics
[Students Grades 9-12]
[Available: Nationally]
The FIRST Robotics Competition is an exciting, multinational competition that teams professionals and young people to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way.
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NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge
[Students Grades 9-Higher Education]
[Available: Nationally & Internationally]
The NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge (formerly NASA Great Moonbuggy Race) is an engineering design challenge that will focus on NASA’s future mission planning and crewed space missions to other worlds. Participants will design, construct, and test technologies for mobility devices to perform in different extraterrestrial terrain environments. The challenge will provide valuable experiences that engage students in the technologies and concepts that will be needed in future exploration missions.
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National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program
[Faculty and Students Higher Education]
[Available: Nationally]
This program provides NASA funding for space-related research, education and public service projects through a national network of 52 university-based Space Grant consortia.
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Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy
[Students Grades K-12]
[Available: CA, FL, GA, IN, MD, MI, NM, NY, NC, OH, SD, TN, TX, VA and WV]
The NASA SEMAA project is comprised of three unique, core components that collectively engage K-12 students, parents and adult family members, and teachers in exciting science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, opportunities.
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Student Volunteer Service Project
[Students Grades 11-Higher Education]
[Available: Nationally]
The project involves students gaining work experience and knowledge in early career exploration.
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Summer of Innovation
[Educators Grades 4-9]
[Available: Nationally]
NASA's Summer of Innovation, or SoI, leverages current NASA research and discovery as a powerful context for student learning. The Summer of Innovation inspires middle school students and sparks their imaginations by using the excitement of NASA's missions. In partnership with organizations across the country, NASA hopes to test and expand models that are proven to make a difference.
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Teaching From Space
[Educators & Students Grades K-12]
[Available: Nationally]
TFS uses the unique environment of human spaceflight to facilitate education opportunities that support science, mathematics, engineering and technology instructional materials through on-orbit education downlinks, demonstration activities and payloads.
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Educator Project Descriptions

Airborne Research Experiences for Educators and Students
[Educators Grades 5-12 & Students Higher Education]
[Available Nationally]
NASA offers the perfect package of adventure and career development. Teachers earn graduate level credits while spending six weeks in California as part of a residential science research program that includes flying on a NASA aircraft.
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Digital Learning Network
[Educators and Students Grades K-Higher Education]
[Available: Nationally]
DLN offers videoconferencing or Webcasting at no charge, providing interactive educational experiences to students and educators from kindergarten to university levels across the Nation and around the world.
› Find out More
› View site

Dropping In a Microgravity Environment
[Educators & Students Grades 6-12]
[Available: Nationally]
The DIME competition challenges student teams to design, build, and operate microgravity experiments in a NASA drop tower.
› Find out More
› View site  →

Education Associates
[Educators Grades K-Higher Education & Students Higher Education]
[Available: Nationally]
Education Associates is a flexible year-round project that permits NASA scientists, engineers and managers to "tap higher education," while giving university students and faculty the opportunity to "experience NASA."
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Endeavor Science Teaching Certificate Project
[Educators K-12 and Students Higher Education]
[Available: Nationally]
The project awards Endeavor Science Teaching Certificate Project Fellowships to K-12 formal educators (in-service, alternative route, pre-service) to develop and improve teachers' knowledge of pedagogical content. Fellows demonstrate changes in practice and apply science concepts with NASA content and educational materials.
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NASA Electronic Professional Development Network
[Educators Grades K-12]
[Available: Nationally]
The NASA electronic Professional Development Network, or ePDN, develops and delivers NASA-related online courses, workshops and events for the benefit of STEM K-12 teachers across the nation
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NASA Explorer Schools
[Educators Grades 4-12]
[Available: Nationally]
The NES Project is NASA's classroom-based gateway for middle and high school students in grades 4-12. The project provides unique learning experiences designed around NASA's missions while promoting student engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics based on NASA’s resources.
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NASA Innovations in Climate Education
[Educators Grades K-Higher Education]
[Available: Nationally]
NASA Innovations in Climate Education, or NICE, is designed to improve the quality of the nation's STEM education and enhance students' and teachers' literacy about global climate and Earth system change, from elementary grades to lifelong learners.
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National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program
[Faculty and Students Higher Education]
[Available: Nationally]
This program provides NASA funding for space-related research, education and public service projects through a national network of 52 university-based Space Grant consortia.
› Find out More
› View site

Summer of Innovation
[Educators Grades 4-9]
[Available: Nationally]
NASA's Summer of Innovation, or SoI, leverages current NASA research and discovery as a powerful context for student learning. The Summer of Innovation inspires middle school students and sparks their imaginations by using the excitement of NASA's missions. In partnership with organizations across the country, NASA hopes to test and expand models that are proven to make a difference.
› Find out More
› View site

Teaching From Space
[Educators & Students Grades K-12]
[Available: Nationally]
TFS uses the unique environment of human spaceflight to facilitate education opportunities that support science, mathematics, engineering and technology instructional materials through on-orbit education downlinks, demonstration activities and payloads.
› Find out More
› View site

Workforce Coalition: Education Task Force
[Educators K-Higher Education]
[Available: Nationally]
The Workforce Coalition task force will use a systems approach to engage community stakeholders in facilitating partnerships to build skills needed for the workforce.
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Page Last Updated: August 4th, 2014
Page Editor: NASA Education