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Astro- Venture

Astro-Venture is a guided inquiry-based, interactive, multimedia Website. Students in grades 5-8 role-play NASA careers as they search for and design aplanet that would be habitable to humans. Students engage in online training modules to learn the factors that are required for human survival based on the observation of changes to the Earth. Students then en gage in inquiry-based lessons that help them understand why these factors are necessary.

NASA Quest Web Challenqes

NASA Quest connects K-12 classrooms with NASA people, research and science via mission-based challenges and explorations supported by NASA scientists via live, interactive webcasts, chats, forums and online publishing of student work. NASA Quest features student directed inquiry-based, telepresence Web challenges that are focused on mission content. Students are asked to design solutions to NASA problems or scientific questions, obtain feedback from scientists via Web chats and see their solutions published online and featured in webcasts that connect student solutions to NASA research and careers. Quest also provides a resource of numerous NASA career role models via a searchable database of bios and field journals collected over the last 8 years. Quest also offers an e-mail question and answer service.

Robin Whirlybird - in English, Spanish, and Chinese

NASA Science Files™ (508 Compliant)

The NASA Science Files™ is a research-, inquiry- and standards-based, Emmy®-award winning series of 60-minute instructional programs for students in grades 3-5. Programs are designed to introduce students to NASA; integrate mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific method; and to motivate students to become critical thinkers and active problem solvers. This FREE series includes an instructional broadcast, a companion educator's guide, an interactive VVebsite featuring a PBL activity, plus a wealth of instructional resources .. Video copies are available from CORE and some NASA Educator Resource Centers ..

The Virtual Astronaut Website

The Virtual Astronaut Project is an interactive 3-0 Website that integrates existing life science research data and NASA educational produets into a suite of instructional materiais. It provides 5th through 8th grade students with a tooi that integrates leading edge-technology with recent findings in physical sciences, space sciences, life sciences, and physiological research.

Findinq Impact Craters with landsat

In this classroom activity, students consider the sudden release of a tremendous amount of kinetic energy when an extraterrestrial object strikes the Earth. They write about the effects that such a ollision might have on the land, atmosphere, water, and living things. Students then read descriptions of the actual effe cts of impact events and the evidence these leave behind. To demonstrate their understanding of the role of impact events in shaping the Earth, students write a series of guidance questions for a field expedition to determine whether or not a given landform is an impact crater. 


Enqineerinq Desiqn Challenqes

The Design Challenges position the teacher as a facilitator with specific tools to help students achieve mastery of national standards in math, science, and thinking skilIs. Through background information of current technologies, lesson plans are constructed to guide students in inquiry-based learning. Teachers receive valuable resource information on topics such as safety precautions and details on construction and set-up of the activity. Design Challenges encourage students to draw on what they know, explore what they don't know, and communicate their ideas in order to draw conclusions. Both teachers and students discover how scientists and engineers apply math and science to develop today's technologies.

NASA Explorers

NASAexplores is a website that provides free, weekly, K-12 educational articles and lesson plans related to current NASA research, projects, and activities. Materials are produced for three different grade levels: K-4, 5-8, 9-12. Printable and downloadable, these supplemental curriculum resources meet national education standards in mathematics, science, technology, and geográphy. Additionally, NASAexplores lesson plans cover numerous subjects, such as language arts, history, social studies, etc. Of more than archived 1,500 lessons, many have been developed for student inquiry learning. NASAexplores resources generate awareness of and build students' interest in NASA's research and technology, and inspire them to study mathematics, science, and engineering. NASAexplores is sponsored by three of NASA's enterprises: Aerospace Technology, Space Flight, and Biological and Physical Research.

NASA Conneet

NASA CONNECT is an annual series of FREE integrated math, science, and technology programs for students in grades 6-8. Each program has three components: (1) a 30-minute television broadcast that can be viewed live or taped for later use, (2) an educator guide describing a hands-on activity, and (3) an interactive web activity that provides educators an opportunity to use technology in the classroom setting. These three components television broadcast, educator guide, and web activity are designed as an integrated instructional package. NASA CONNECT is FREE to educators. NASA CONNECT seeks to establish a "connection" between the mathematics, science, and technology concepts taught in the classroom and the mathematics, science, and technology used everyday by NASA researchers. By demonstrating the processes of creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skilIs, NASA CONNECT enhances and enriches mathematics, science, and technology education.  

Star Child  (K-8) 
English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish (coming soon)

Amazinq Space 
On-Iine Investigations for students to explore:

Black holes, Comets and asteroids, Electromagnetic spectrum/ Light and color, Galaxies, Gravity, History of science, Hubble Space Telescope, Math: Estimating and sampling, Statistics, Solar system, Stars and stellar evolution

Imaqine the Universe Lessons (6-12) 

Detective Digit and the Slap Happy Computer Caper - Learning and working with binary numbers. 
Get The Picture
- Students construct and analyze images from digital satellite data.

How Big is That Star? - Determining the sizes of stars in eclipsing binary star systems uses the simple representations and manipuiating the mathematical equations that are iiiustrated and demonstrated within this lesson.

Lotto or Life- Probability of Life Elsewhere in the Universe - This lesson combines the concepts of astronomy and probability in order for students to compare the likelihood of intelligent life existing elsewhere in the Universe and winning the lottery.

What's the Frequency? Roy G B!V-Exploration of Wavelengths & Frequencies in the E-M Spectrum - This lesson is based on the concepts of frequency and wavelength, how they relate to each other, and how they correlate with the colors of the visible spectrum.

Time that Period- Determining Periods in Astronomical Data - This lesson examines the idea of periodic behavior and how it is determined from a set of data. The students will examine this concept through a hands-on lab that involves a simple, student-made pendulum, which is followed up with critlcal thinking and performance assessment style questions.

21st Century Explorer -

NASA's 21 st Century Explorer is a 3rd-5th grade standards-based program that uses the Web, animation, and video to introduce science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and NASA space exploration concepts. Also in Spanish.

Mars Exploration Proqram 
Destination Mars: The lessons in this package are designed to increase students' knowiedge, awareness, and curiosity about the process of scientific exploration of Mars. As scientists look for evidence of Iife on Mars, they will focus much of their search in areas where volcanic heat and water interacted early in the geologie history of the planet.

Imaqine Mars

The Imagine Mars Project is a national art, sciences and technology education initiative that has harnessed America's fascination with space and led young people to work together with educators and civic leaders to design a Mars community for 100 people. As part of the Imagine Mars Project students explore their own community and decide which arts, scientific and cultural elements will be important on Mars. Then they develop their ideal community, from an inter-disciplinary perspective of arts, sciences and technology.

You can:

·       Launch a rocket

·       Compose an opera

·       Build your ideal Mars city

·       Celebrate the future in your own community

Mars Activities: Teacher Resources and Classroom Activities -

This engaging National Science Education Standards-aligned guide will provide teachers with fun Mars-related hands-on activities and mission resource information. The activities presented in this guide use planetary comparisons, the scientific method, observation, and synthesis of data to increase students' understandings of Earth and Space Science.

Mars Student Imaging Project: MSIP

The on-site formats of activities will occur at the Mars Space Flight Facility on the campus of Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. These investigations will involve student teams who have been selected to image the Martian surface as part of their proposed research project. This format allows students to be present to view their image as it comes down from the spacecraft and learn techniques they will use to analyze that image. Students will also learn peer-tutoring techniques to be able to conduct presentations tor other students trom their team that were unable to travel to ASU


Celestia Exploration Activity 

World Wind

World Wind lets you zoom trom satellite altitude into any place on Earth. Leveraging Landsat satellite imagery and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, World Wind lets you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 30, just as it you were rea!ly there.

Virtualiy visit any place in the worid. Look across the Andes, into the Grand Canyon, over the Alps, or along the Atrican Sahara.

NASA Oceanoqraphv Homepaqe

Hubble Information

Teacher Link

TeacherLINK, an online teacher resource tor public educators and students, is provided as a tree public service by Nathan Smith, the Adele and Oale Young Education Technology Center (YETC) and Utah State University's College ot Education and Human Services. Password required. Please contact Nathan Smith 435-797-1484 or

Local Education Centers and Services

Your closest source for NASA's information and resources for K-12

NASA Aerospace Education Specialist

Lisa Brown 
Mail Code AE-2

NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas 77058 281-483-8619

281-468-767 4 (cell)

Ta Request an AESP visit please contact:

Usa Roberts

281-483-861 9

Texas Educator Resource Center

Educator Resouree Center

NASA Johnson Space Center

Spaee Center Houston

1601 NASA Road One

Houston, TX 770580

Phone: (281) 244-21290

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