NASA eClips™

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Use these educational video segments to inspire and engage students.

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Do-It-Yourself Podcasts

DIY Podcast

Create your own podcast with NASA video and audio clips.

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NASA Student Ambassadors

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NASA has inducted more than 80 high-performing interns into a new virtual community.

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Exploration Library

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Speeches, Reports and Committees

Find reports and materials from Exploration committees, conferences, workshops and forums.

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Communications and Exhibits

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Find schedules for state tours of NASA traveling exhibits, or request a NASA speaker for an event.

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Education in Exploration

Materials to aid educators who want to use NASA in the classroom as part of their daily curriculum.

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Why We Explore

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Why Do We Explore?

From the time of our birth, humans have felt a primordial urge to explore -- to blaze new trails, map new lands, and answer profound questions about ourselves and our universe.

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    NASA’s Apollo Program had a great effect on the recent history and politics of the United States. US History students will be exposed to this rich history as they interpret its meaning and connection with other events in that time period. They will analyze primary and secondary sources to answer document-based essay questions that evaluate their understanding of a particular topic related to the Apollo Program.

    In our efforts to better understand space, NASA’s Apollo Program also helped give a greater understanding of the Earth. Students in Human Geography will learn about different aspects of the Apollo program and analyze the social and environmental consequences as they answer a free-response styled question.

U.S. History

  • Presidents and the Development of NASA

    The Presidents and the Development of NASA

    Students will interpret primary and secondary sources to evaluate the role that Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon played in the development of the space program. Students will analyze their responses in meeting challenges of the space race and their effectiveness in doing so.

  • Race to Space

    Race to Space

    Students will interpret primary and secondary sources to determine how the "race to space" from 1957-1969 reflected political, social, and economic aspects of the Cold War.

  • Technological Impacts of the Apollo Program

    Technological Impact of the Apollo Program

    Students will interpret primary and secondary sources to determine how the technology of the Apollo Program brought about change to health and safety in the United States during the time period 1961-1977. Two supplementary documents are provided for teachers to use in preparing students on this topic.

Human Geography

  • Diffusion of NASA Technology

    Diffusion of NASA Technology

    After students learn about the many NASA technologies that have been integrated into society since the Apollo program, they will answer a free-response essay question explaining the diffusion involved.

  • Imipact of NASA Center Locations

    The Impact of NASA Center Locations

    Students will learn about the process involved in determining the location of two NASA centers — the Johnson Space Center and the Kennedy Space Center. Students will answer a free-response question analyzing the human and physical advantages and disadvantages associated with the location of these centers. They will also analyze the political influences involved in the site selection process.

  • Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

    Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

    Students will learn about the collaboration of the United States and the Soviet Union during the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. Students will analyze the centrifugal and centripetal forces that were evident during the time frame as they explain the relationship the United States had with the Soviet Union regarding Space Exploration.

  • Immigration and its Effects on NASA

    Immigration and Its Effects on NASA

    This problem introduces students to the immigration involvement as NASA’s Apollo program began. Students will analyze the economic and social effect of migration on Eastern Europe and the United States in the mid-20th century as it relates to this topic.

Career Profiles

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    So You Want to Work for NASA...

    This resource page provides information about some of the careers NASA has to offer and the opportunities available for students.

NASA Students on Facebook

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    NASA has a Facebook page specifically for high school and college students. Updates are posted daily featuring competitions, internships and more.