NASA Education

NASA Education Homepage

General Search Engine for NASA sites

A-Z Index for Educators:

Apps - JPL -


Aeronautics Design Team Online:

ALLSTAR Network--Aeronautics Learning Laboratory

Amazing Space (HST Educational site):

Astro-Venture - an interactive, multimedia Web site in which students role-play NASA careers, as they search for, and design, a planet that would be habitable to humans. After exploring what humans need to survive and why, students can engage in mission modules, which allow them to simulate how scientists search for habitable planets.


Center for Educational Resources (CERES) Project An extensive library of on-line and interactive K-12 science education materials for teaching astronomy. Aligned with the NRC National Science Education Standards, ... several on-line NASA data search engines and two graduate level distance learning courses, available over the internet to K-12 teachers.

Challenger Center

Chimpanzees--NASA Chimps--

Clickworkers. Identifying craters on Mars and classifying them by age, from Mars Orbiter images. These are examples of scientific tasks that require human perception and common sense, but may not require a lot of scientific training.

CORE -- Central Operations for Resources for Educators -

CU-SeeMe: " students and the general public were encouraged to discuss theSpartan mission during two planned "Ask the Astronomers"sessions. (Sept. 8-9, 1995). Dr. Madhulika Guhathakurta and Dr. Leonard Strachanwill were available at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston at the IP connection address to answer questions and explain the purpose and goals of the Spartan 201 solar physics mission.

Data Center - National Space Science Data Center

Digital library for earth system education --

Directory -- Space Science Education Resource Directory

Earth Observatory

eClips - - more than 55 short, 5-10 minute video segments.

Expert Directory - Earth Science - - contains profiles and contact information for nearly 100 NASA and NASA-funded experts in a searchable database. Reporters can search for sources by area of expertise, name, keywords, organization or location. Experts' research areas span a wide range of Earth sciences, from climate and weather to natural hazards and ecosystems.

Extrasolar Planets -- PlanetQuest Global Change Master Directory--NASA (to data sets)

NASA Eyes - - Eyes on the Earth; Eyes on the Solar System; Eyes on Exoplanets....


Headquarters for NASA

History of NASA 

HST, a Web site that NASA hopes will become the ultimate information clearinghouse on the cosmos. "It's meant for the science-attentive audience," said John Horack, director of science at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, where the Web site is maintained.

IDEAS Grants -- The Initiative to Develop Education through Astronomy and Space Science (IDEAS) is a grant program which funds START-UP educational outreach projects that team educators with scientists.

Imagine the Universe dedicated to a discussion about our Universe... what we know about it, how it is evolving, and the kinds of objects and phenomena it contains. Also how scientists know what they know, what mysteries remain, and how they might one day find the answers to these questions. Intended primarily for ages 14 and up. International Space Station -- sightings (by city) JPL

Learning Technologies Channel -- part of NASA Quest) located at NASA/Ames Research Center is a source of live, interactive science programs

Lift off to Space Exploration

LiftOff To Learning Educational Videos -- Can be gotten at NASA Education Centers or NASA CORE T

Live From Mars

Live from Mars -- July 4th (1997) NASA lands the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft on the Red Planet... Support materials suggesting hands-on Activities and workshop topics for museum educators are being developed by AMNH and PTK. PTK's Web site at provides extensive background on the mission, and links to other valuable Mars sites. Questions? Contact Amie Gallagher at AMNH ( or Geoff Haines-Stiles (

Mars Surveyor Orbiter model Your Own Mars Orbiter Spacecraft Model

Mathmatics -- Practical Uses of Math and Science -- PUMAS (poo' á mas) is a collection of one-page examples of how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes can be used in interesting settings, including everyday life. The examples are written primarily by scientists and engineers, and are available to teachers, students, and other interested parties via the PUMAS Web Site. Our goal is to capture, for the benefit of pre-college education, the flavor of the vast experience that working scientists have with interesting and practical uses of math and science... -- Ralph Kahn PUMAS Editor and Founder

Metrics In Space: go to Instructional Materials, Curriculum Materials, Mathematics

Millennium Project The Mars Millennium Project, an official White House Millennium Council Youth Initiative, challenges students across the nation to design a community yet to be imagined - for the planet Mars.

Moon "conspiracy" -- There's a good discussion on Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy Home Page at Also,

Moon trees

Museums and Planetarium Resources;

Museum Alliance partners -


Neurolab Online

Online From Jupiter: For Gopher area access:; see Interactive Projects directory - Via E-mail: To receive regularly updated information online, join the "updates-jup" list: Send an E-mail message to: In the message body, write EXACTLY the following: subscribe updates-jup History of Lunar and Planetary Exploration

National Space Science Data Center

Paper Models of NASA Spacecraft

Quest (Ames) -- has pathways to schools online, ways of meeting NASA scientists online, home of many of the "Live From..." series

Radio Jove secondary school students collect and analyze observations of the natural radio emissions of the planet Jupiter and the Sun.

Resources for Teaching Middle School book is online at National Academy Press


Satellite Tracking -- shows Int'l Space Station (3D Java!!); Shuttle; Hubble Space Telescope; Chandra X-Ray Observatory NOAA 12, NOAA 14, NOAA 15

Social Media (NASA) -

Solar System Exporation Pages

Solar System Simulator

Space Calendar: covers space-related activities and anniversaries for the coming year anonymous ftp to --file pub/SPACE/FAQ/space.calendar. Compliled by Ron Baalke.

Space Grants -- The National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program

Space Place (JPL) -

Space Science Resource Directory

Space Station

Space Updates -- The Rice Space Institute at Rice University has created the online, up-to-date, earth and space digital museum accessible to the general public, by constructing interactive displays of real-time earth and space science data, developed and tested at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS).

Spacecraft--A Field Guide to American Spacecraft

Spaceflight--The Basics of Spaceflight Learners' Workbook

Spacelink: Activities: Space Based Astronomy--

Spinoffs from the Space Program

StarChild Project: or Center for Young Astronomers

Starshine (Project) -- A small, optically reflective spherical "STARSHINE" spacecraft is being built by Utah technology students for deployment from a Hitchhiker canister in a Space Shuttle orbiter into a highly inclined low earth orbit in the spring of 1999. Nearly 900 mirrors are being polished by students in grades 4-12 all over the world for mounting on the surface of this spacecraft to reflect sunlight to observers on Earth.

Teacher Resources:

Student Observation Network -- -- View live images of the Sun (click on the "Sun-Earth Viewer link near top left), watch interviews of scientists, track solar storms, live data links. Sun images and Earth images (e.g. for aurora) in various wavelengths.

Tragedy/Disaster -- Resources for talking with children about the tragedy are on the Challenger Center Web site:

The Tech Museum of Innovation On-Line Exhibits

Video-conference schedule -- Ask a Scientist

Videos from Goddard -

Warp Drive, When?"

Windows to the Universe

Women of NASA: or