Science, technology, engineering and math lesson plans, resources and opportunities for teachers, parents and students from NASA and its partners.
Watch NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough as he discusses the six types of simple machines and shows simple and compound machines currently in use aboard the International Space Station. Do you think microgravity affects how simple machines are used in space? Learn how simple and compound machines play an integral role in an astronaut’s mission 250 miles above Earth.
Just because the school year is over doesn’t mean learning has to end! Educators are welcome to sign up for NASA’s new online community of practice, CONNECTS (Connecting Our NASA Network of Educators for Collaborating Together in STEM). This community offers educators NASA STEM resources, exclusive events, and features “collections” – NASA content curated by educators for educators. Join today!
This Week the EXPRESS is highlighting… • NASA STEM Activities for Outdoor Summer Fun • Sally Ride EarthKAM: Mission 79 • NASA Innovation Corps™ Pilot: Upcoming Informational Webinar • 2022 Ames Summer Series Webinar: BioSentinel – NASA’s First Biological Mission Beyond the Earth-Moon System • And More! Sign up to receive your very own copy of the NASA EXPRESS Newsletter!
Hop on over to NASA's Space Place to explore what causes the seasons! With simple visual illustrations and a step-by-step breakdown, you can walk your upper-elementary school aged student through this fun and educational resource all about Earth's four seasons. Click to spring into learning!
NASA telescopes are helping astronomers learn more about the Milky Way's supermassive black hole, known as Sagittarius A*! Look at the first image of our very own supermassive black hole's shadow and its larger field of view, listen to sonifications of Sagittarius A*, or use a 3D printer to discover the area through touch. Click to start exploring!
In the NASA game CubeSat Builder, build as many CubeSat spacecraft as possible in a NASA cleanroom before time runs out! Like a chef preparing food for hungry customers, build CubeSats for engineers according to the project blueprints they send in. Run around the clean room, test CubeSat parts, assemble CubeSats, and perform final tests before sending them off to the launch pad. Juggle the testing of parts while assembling more than one CubeSat at a time to build them faster!
Whether you're a student looking to make a STEM connection or a teacher wanting to bring NASA into your classroom, you can find all sorts of great resources on NASA STEM's YouTube! From hands on activites to story book readings. From lesson plans to career profiles. Click and subscribe for all the latest NASA STEM content!
This Week the EXPRESS is highlighting… • Video: School’s Out for Summer – Special Message From Astronauts Watkins and Hines • NASA Climate Kids Game: CubeSat Builder • NASA Roman Space Observer Game • NASA Ames 2022 Summer Series: Machine Learning and Cosmology • James Webb Space Telescope’s Unfold the Universe Art Challenge • And More! Sign up to receive your very own copy of the NASA EXPRESS Newsletter!
What do you think the James Webb Space Telescope will discover? Show us your ideas by creating art. You can draw, paint, sing, write, dance — the universe is the limit! Share a picture or video of you and your creation with the hashtag #UnfoldTheUniverse for a chance to be featured on NASA’s website and social media channels.
This Week the EXPRESS is highlighting… • NASA STEM YouTube Channel • Chandra Resources to Explore Black Holes With Multiple Senses • NASA’s Kennedy Space Center’s Exploration Station • NASA Innovation Corps™ Pilot • And More! Sign up to receive your very own copy of the NASA EXPRESS Newsletter.
Are you looking to share the excitement of Artemis with your STEM learners? NASA’s Artemis I STEM Learning Pathway of STEM resources and ready-to-use content comes in eight weekly themes. Each week’s resources can be used individually or in combination to create a lesson plan tied to the learning series’ weekly theme. Not only will you build your students’ STEM skills, you will join NASA in launching the next era of human exploration.
Looking for ways to build your students' STEM skills? NASA Aeronautics has a new STEM toolkit to help. Assemble a solid STEM curriculum with a focus on sustainable aviation using hands-on challenges, lessons, videos, puzzles, and more. Product Type: Lesson Plans/Activities STEM Lessons Plus Videos Audience: Educators Grade Levels: K-4 5-8 9-12 Informal Education Subjects: Education Flight and Aeronautics Human Interactions and Environment Click to explore!
This Week the EXPRESS is highlighting… • Make a STEM Connection: Paper Airplane Day • Sustainable Aviation STEM Toolkit from NASA Aeronautics • Watch Astronauts Answer Student Questions at Two Upcoming Downlinks • Infiniscope Virtual Field Trip Workshop • And More! Sign up to receive your very own copy of the NASA EXPRESS Newsletter!
Shhh…It’s a surprise! To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson makes a surprise video call to help honor a very special teacher. Who is that teacher? Ms. Charisse Heine! Ms. Heine has been teaching science at Ohio School for the Deaf for more than 25 years, bringing the excitement of NASA’s missions to her students. Thank you, Ms. Heine, for inspiring the next generation of explorers! Click to watch this heartwarming moment.
This Week the EXPRESS is highlighting… • Make a STEM Connection: Boeing Starliner Orbital Flight Test-2 • New Video: Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson Makes a Surprise Virtual Visit to Honor Teacher at Ohio School for the Deaf • 2022-2023 ENGAGE GLOBE Mission Earth Educator Cohort • 2022 NASA TechFlights Solicitation • And More! Click to receive your very own copy of the NASA EXPRESS Newsletter.
The “Dream with Us” challenge is asking students in grades 6-12 to help NASA envision innovative solutions to three real-world aeronautical challenges by submitting an original art piece capturing their ideas. The three aeronautical challenges are drone use, future airports and vertiports, and new sustainable aircraft designs. Click for details!
This Week the EXPRESS is highlighting… • Make a STEM Connection: Lunar Eclipse • Lunar and Planetary Institute’s Virtual Explorations Experiences With Planetary Scientists: It’s Rocket Science! • Free Online Events at 2022 Astrobiology Science Conference • Call for Proposals: MUREP Small Business Technology Transfer Research Planning Grants • And More! Click to receive your very own copy of the NASA EXPRESS Newsletter!
In this episode, watch NASA astronaut Megan McArthur and JAXA astronaut Aki Hoshide as they discuss how area and volume calculations help engineers design the modules that make up the International Space Station. Astronauts give a tour of the U.S. Destiny module and discuss how engineers strategically designed every cubic inch of volume for work and life in microgravity. Watch the astronaut demonstration then bring the classroom connection lesson plans to your students!
The second uncrewed OFT-2 mission will test the end-to-end capabilities of Starliner and the Atlas V rocket from launch to docking to a return to Earth in the desert of the western United States. All resources, participation, and registration are FREE. Register to let NASA know that you're virtually participating! Registration will provide communications about launch schedule changes, information about launch related activities, and access to curated launch resources.
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week 2022, from May 2-6, NASA is highlighting and giving special thanks to teachers from across that nation who are bringing the excitement of space and aeronautics to the next generation of explorers. Jump on in to explore all of the free STEM resources NASA has to offer educators!