Science, technology, engineering and math lesson plans, resources and opportunities for teachers, parents and students from NASA and its partners.
NASA EXPRESS, September 21, 2023 Edition
This Week the EXPRESS is highlighting… • New Spanish-Language Podcast: Universo curioso de la NASA • Autumnal Equinox Resources • OSIRIS-REx Sample Return on Sunday, Sept. 24 • NASA TechRise Virtual Field Trip • 2023 Annual Heliophysics Technology Symposium • NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge • And More! Sign Up to receive the NASA EXPRESS Newsletter in your inbox!
Build Your Own SLS
The SLS is NASA's newest rocket. It is part of the Artemis program, which is the plan to take astronauts to the Moon. You can build a model SLS with school supplies. Download the instructions and build a your SLS model.
Did you know astronauts are studying the effects of microgravity on plant growth? In this STEMonstration, astronaut Sultan Alneyadi tours the station’s plant growing facilities and delves into the process of photosynthesis. Learn about the experiments and how they are designed to optimize plant growth and food production in space.
NASA EXPRESS, September 14, 2023 Edition
This Week the EXPRESS is highlighting… • Annular Solar Eclipse Training and Resources • Next Gen STEM Back-to-School Virtual Career Day • GLOBE Mission Mosquito Webinar: Discover, Detect, Impact • NASA SUITS Design Challenge • New SCaN Lesson Plan: Learn the Principles of Light • Lunar Surface Exploration Educator Guide • And More! Sign Up to receive the NASA EXPRESS Newsletter in your inbox!
Model a Solar Eclipse
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, fully or partially blocking the Sun's light from our perspective. Because Earth’s orbit around the Sun and the Moon’s orbit around Earth are not perfect circles, the distances between them change throughout their orbits. During a total eclipse, the distances are such that the Moon covers all of the Sun's disk area.
NASA EXPRESS, September 7, 2023 Edition
This Week the EXPRESS is highlighting… • New STEMonstration: Photosynthesis • Professional Development Webinar – Explore Moon: Hazards to Deep Space Astronauts – Isolation and Confinement • Due Date Approaching: Notice of Funding Opportunity for NASA Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (TEAM II) • Make an Earth Science Connection With NOAA/NASA JPSS Resources • And More! Sign up to receive the NASA EXPRESS Newsletter in your inbox.
Explore NASA's First Woman Graphic Novels and Interactive Experiences!
First Woman tells the tale of Callie Rodriguez, the first woman to explore the Moon. While Callie is a fictional character, the first female astronaut and person of color will soon set foot on the Moon – a historic milestone and part of upcoming NASA Artemis missions. Through a series of graphic novels and digital platforms, First Woman aims to captivate audiences and inspire the next generation of explorers who will return to the Moon.
NASA EXPRESS, August 31, 2023 Edition
This Week the EXPRESS is highlighting… • Make a STEM Connection to the New Space Station Crew With the NASA Kids’ Club “Now in Space” Feature and STEMonstrations • Professional Development Webinar – Explore Earth: Astro-Not-Yets Sound on a String • Make a Chemistry Connection to the Europa Clipper Mission • 2023 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium • And More! Sign up to receive the NASA EXPRESS Newsletter in your inbox!
NASA's Lunar Surface Exploration Guide Activities
Four standards-aligned activities help middle school students learn about the STEM needed for NASA to overcome several challenges to explore and inhabit the surface of the Moon. ⚫Activity One: Electrostatic Moon Duster ⚫Activity Two: Drilling on the Moon ⚫Activity Three: Print a Lunar Habitat ⚫Activity Four: Extract, Pack, Transport
NASA EXPRESS, August 24, 2023 Edition
This Week the EXPRESS is highlighting… • Back to School Resources for Students • Professional Development Webinar – Explore Aeronaut-X: Sense of Sound and Sound Effects • First Woman Camp Experience: Professional Development Webinars and Expert Q&A Sessions • NASA TechRise Student Challenge • 2024 NASA Student Launch • 2024 High-Altitude Student Platform • And More! Sign up to receive the NASA EXPRESS Newsletter in your inbox.
NASA's Future of Flight
Picture this: It’s time to head to school, but instead of getting in a car or on a school bus, you’re picked up by a flying vehicle. This will be an option in the not-too-distant future! In fact, there are many innovative concepts NASA is working on right now that will impact the future of flight.
NASA EXPRESS, August 17, 2023 Edition
This Week the EXPRESS is highlighting… • Back to School Resources for Educators • Explore Jupiter’s Moon Europa With Math • Professional Development Webinar Presented in Spanish – Explore Aeronaut-X: 3, 2, 1… Almuerzo! • NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies Seeks Graduate Students and High School Educators for Climate Change Research Initiative Opportunity • And More! Sign up to receive the NASA EXPRESS Newsletter in your inbox!