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NASA Resources for Education

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Find NASA science resources for your classroom. NASA Wavelength is a digital collection of Earth and space science resources for educators of all levels - from elementary to college, to out-of-school programs. https://science.nasa.gov/learners/wavelength.

Check out the 'Explore NASA Science' website! Science starts with questions, leading to discoveries. Visit science.nasa.gov. To view the site in Spanish, visit ciencia.nasa.gov.

NASA STEM @ Home has STEM enrichment for students across distance platforms! These are resources for activities students can do at home. Check out the full list of remote activities at https://www.nasa.gov/stem.

Catch up with Dr. Liz MacDonald's Aurorasaurus! Get your aurora curiosity satisfied with family-friendly aurora activities, resources for aurora hunting, citizen science resources and more. http://blog.aurorasaurus.org/

Space Science Outreach in Fairbanks

Due to current health concerns, gathering size restrictions and social distancing requirements, there are no in-person events planned. Instead, this column focuses on at-home and online activities for families.


Lunabotics Junior Contest NASA and Future Engineers are challenging young innovators to help design a new robot concept for an excavation mission on the Moon. The Lunabotics Junior Contest is open to K-12 students in U.S. public and private schools, as well as home-schoolers. Entries are due Jan. 25, 2022.


Does Microgravity Affect Astronauts' Senses? Learn how astronauts’ five senses adapt to microgravity while aboard the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough discusses the need for astronauts to rely on their senses to complete valuable work while in space. The Classroom Connection released with this video enables students to explore and compare two different environments using their five senses. Visit the STEM on Station website to watch this STEMonstration and conduct the corresponding activity.


NASA and Lego Education Build To Launch! In this week’s episode of Build To Launch, the team gets a unique look at life on the International Space Station with some very special guests. Join the team to wrap up the first learning module in the series and see some student creations. Then, get ready to take on the next module, Testing and Transport. Catch up on the Build To Launch 10-week series here.

Lift Off to the International Space Station With Noggin! Make straw rockets, create a night sky work of art and exercise like an astronaut. Watch children ask astronauts on the International Space Station about living and working in space. And then, have fun doing out-of-this-world activities from this booklet from Noggin.

Get a New Perspective of Earth! In this new STEMonstration episode, K-12 students view some spectacular images of Earth with NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik. The International Space Station serves as an Earth-monitoring and diagnostic station, with astronauts observing and resolving critical environmental issues that affect us directly. The Classroom Connection released with this video enables students to further explore the physical changes of Earth’s surface caused by climate change. To watch the Earth Observation episode and conduct the corresponding activity, visit the STEMonstration website.

What's in Your #NASAMoonKit? As NASA works on plans to land the first woman and the next man on the Moon, we want to know: What would you pack for a trip to the Moon? What can’t you leave the planet without? Is it your camera? Your drawing pad? Or maybe your musical instrument? How would you organize everything you need for your next giant leap? Show NASA what’s in your suitcase with the hashtag #NASAMoonKit. Share your #NASAMoonKit image with NASA on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. NASA may post your #NASAMoonKit on their social media accounts or share it during the upcoming Space Launch System Green Run broadcast.

Exploring Aurora from Home Bring aurora and citizen science home with these compiled resources. With activities for both families with younger children as well as college students and adults there is something for everyone.

Tune in to these "NASA STEM Stars" Webchats! NASA STEM Stars is a webchat series that connects students with subject matter experts to learn about STEM careers and ask questions about STEM topics. Catch up on previous episodes on the NASA STEM Stars YouTube playlist.

Explore NASA STEM @ Home for Students! Join the NASA STEM Engagement & Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for live educational webinars. There are new free webinars to sign up for every week.

Catch up on the Science for Alaska Lecture Series 2021! Watch the first lecture in this year's series, Melinda Webster's Going With the Floe: A Year Adrift in the Arctic Ice Pack. To follow up with the rest of the lectures, check out the YouTube playlist here.

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