NASA Resources

Each of the NASA Centers and Facilities offers a wide range of projects and resources for schools. Here are just a few examples.

NASA offers an astounding range and depth of material. With so many different sites and programs, NASA web sites are constantly being created, moved (given new URL’s), and sometimes retired.

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About NASA

At its 20 centers and facilities across the country – and the only National Laboratory in space – NASA studies Earth, including its climate, our Sun, and our solar system and beyond. We conduct research, testing, and development to advance aeronautics, including electric propulsion and supersonic flight. We develop and fund space technologies that will…  learn more

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Earth's City Lights

These downloadable, high-resolution images of Earth's city lights were created with data from satellites originally designed to view clouds by moonlight. It turned out they could also map the locations of permanent lights on the Earth's surface and even icebergs. With these images, you can "see" the United States interstate highway system (especially in the…  learn more

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NASA offers a wide variety of topics to explore and excite older students. An example is microgravity, the appearance of floating in space. Use articles like this to define research projects – how many different ways can you create microgravity? Or how do things react in microgravity? NASA can be used to find real-world examples…  learn more

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NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is responsible for many hundreds of different programs and functions, from the International Space Station to building better airplanes – and has almost as many web sites!  learn more

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NASA Education Programs

For teachers, the NASA Education Programs site provides everything from a monthly education calendar to lesson plans.  learn more

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NASA for Educators

NASA has indexed hundreds of resources by subject, grade level, type and keyword. These lesson plans and teaching materials can be used to support your STEM curriculum. NASA has complied a wide rage of lesson plans and resources with a special emphases on STEM.  learn more

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NASA Kids Club

NASA For Kids can be a starting point for younger students into the many different activities of NASA. NASA Kids Club is targeted towards kids in lower elementary school, while almost all other sites aim at older children. The cartoon-like format evokes question-asking, such as when will our sun become a shooting star? Interactively, kids…  learn more

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StarChild is another resource aimed at young children with activities emphasizing space and astronomy. The site includes lesson plans which show you some of the ways you can use StarChild in your classroom - whether via the Internet or just with pencil and paper!  learn more