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Next Gen STEM For Educators

Find Next Gen STEM learning opportunities for students in multiple settings – in school, afterschool programs informal institutions like museums and science centers, and at home.

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Explore STEM Resources for K-12 Educators

Spark student curiosity using a variety of lesson plans and hands-on experiments that teach STEM concepts. Through these sustained engagement experiences with authentic content, hands-on inquiry-based experiences, and partner-driven collaborations, students will be engaged in NASA mission activities and provide contributions to NASA’s work.

Celebrate Black History Month

From astronauts to scientists to leaders, Black Americans have played a vital role in NASA’s achievements. Celebrate Black History Month with crafts and resources to spark creativity and test your knowledge as you learn about the trailblazers who light the way for future generations.

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Connecting Our NASA Network of Educators for Collaborating Together in STEM.

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Resource Collections To Teach STEM Topics

Explore lesson plans and activities for grades K-12. To modify the collection, use the facets provided on the search results page.

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Aeronautics and Flight

Discover how NASA’s technological breakthroughs of today transforms tomorrow’s future with aeronautics. Explore STEM resources that focus on cutting-edge aeronautics content that will encourage our future explorers to take a deep dive into the world of a new generation of flight.

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Earth Science

NASA uses a fleet of satellites, instruments on board the International Space Station (ISS) and ambitious airborne and ground-based observation campaigns.to monitor the vital signs of Earth. Discover resources to help K-12 students learn about Earth and climate science missions, connect with the ISS and its crew, and learn new ways to contribute to NASA’s Missions.

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Earth's Moon

K-12 lessons and activities that help students understand NASA’s Artemis missions to the Moon. From launch to splashdown, anyone can learn about the ground, transportation, exploration, and communication systems NASA plans to use to make a return of a human presence near and on the Moon possible.

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Earth and Climate

From Space, sky, sea and land, NASA provides detailed climate data and research to the world. Engage your students in K-12 lessons and multimedia resources related to weather and climate.

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Eclipse

NASA studies solar eclipses on the ground, in our atmosphere, and in space, influencing solar and Earth science. Engage students and explore curated K-12 lessons and activities.

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Solar System and Beyond

Discover engaging hands on student activities and educator resources to help K-12 students learn more about how NASA is uncovering new worlds, stars and cosmic mysteries, near and far with our powerful fleet of space and ground-based missions.

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STEM on Station

Have you ever wondered what kind of STEM activities occur on the International Space Station? Follow astronauts as they demonstrate STEM concepts such as Newton’s Laws of Motion, surface tension, advances in technology and more.

The international Hinode solar-observing satellite captured the transit of Mercury as it passed between Earth and the Sun on Nov. 11, 2019.

Sun

Scientist at NASA study heliophysics or the physics of the Sun and its connection with the solar system. Engage students and explore our very own star with curated K-12 lessons and activities.

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