Educator Guides

Educator Guides

These guides use video segments as an instructional tool.

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Teacher Toolbox

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Find resources for using NASA eClips™ in the classroom.

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Teacher to Teacher Blog

eClips™Teacher to Teacher Blog

Visit the NASA eClips™ Teacher to Teacher Blog.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Learn more about NASA eClips™

NASA eClips™ are short, relevant educational video segments. These videos inspire and engage students, helping them see real world connections. New video segments are produced weekly exploring current applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, topics. The programs are produced for targeted audiences: K-5, 6-8, 9-12 and the general public.

NASA eClips™ offer unlimited flexibility in the classroom for timing, sequencing and pacing instruction to meet the needs of students and classroom instructors. Educational material for this program is selected based on national curriculum standards identified by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, or NCTM, the National Science Teachers Association, or NSTA, and the International Society for Technology in Education, or ISTE.

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What is NASA eClips™?

NASA eClips™ is a web-based video and educator resource repository which focuses on grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12 and the general public. These resources are available on-demand to every school in the nation and address the demand for instant information that is engaging, interactive and easily integrated into daily lesson planning.

How can NASA eClips™ enhance my students' learning experience?

The video format arouses students' curiosity and encourages them to ask their own questions. NASA eClips™ help students explore new topics on their own. Video segments can be used to determine students' depth of understanding. Students can design their own video segments modeled after the NASA eClips™ to demonstrate their understanding of concepts taught in the classroom.

How often will there be new programs?

New video segments are produced weekly throughout the school year, exploring the most recent and relevant applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, topics.

How do I get these programs?

Teachers and others can access all NASA eClips™ products on the Internet. Video segments are available at  →. Video segments with additional teacher materials and program information are available at

Do I need to register to use these programs?

Registration is not needed to use NASA eClips™ materials. Materials are available on demand and free of charge to anyone with Internet access.

How do I use these resources with my students?

Educator guides utilizing NASA eClips™, related activities and educational best practices are available here. New educator resources will be developed throughout the school year to accompany the new video segments currently in production.

Why is NASA doing this activity?

For the United States to remain technologically and economically competitive on a global scale, educators and parents must engage and prepare students for careers based on a solid foundation in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. This NASA project brings together exciting video segments with educational best practices to inspire and educate students to become 21st century explorers.