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Education Opportunity

Contests and Challenges, Educator Professional Development, Events, Online

Grade Levels

Grades K-4, Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12


Earth Science, Engineering Design, Human Space Exploration, Physical Science, Space Science, Technology

Registration opens June 10, 2024 for formal and informal educators of grades K-12 to join NASA this fall in Sparking Participation and Real-world eXperiences in STEM (SPARX). SPARX provides educators with hands-on, standards-aligned activities, professional development training, and resources to help engage students in STEM learning in a way only NASA can. Throughout the experience student exposure to STEM careers is strengthened through opportunities to connect live to NASA subject matter experts.


To learn more about this exciting opportunity, make plans to attend a SPARX 101 sessions and join the SPARX Interest Group in CONNECTS.

SPARX Timeline

Registration for 2024-2025 school year opens June 10, 2024. To sign up, visit the registration link for your grade level below.

SPARX Grades K-2 Registration

SPARX Grades 3-5 Registration

SPARX Grades 6-8 Registration

SPARX Grades 9-12 Registration

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