April 24, 2020
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Watch a Live Q&A From Space
Tune in on April 28 at 12:05 p.m. EDT for a live interview from the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy will answer questions from NASA interns teleworking across the agency.
The 20-minute Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA TV.
Read a story! 📚
Play an online game! 🎮
Build a rover! 🏎️
Get started with these ideas for elementary ages.
Solve a Puzzle
Color a Rover
Build a Habitat
Keep the at-home exploration going for middle school ages.
Be a Spaghetti Structure Engineer
Explore NASA's Future Exploration Plans
Print and Make Paper Spacecraft Models
Expand your horizons with activities for high school students.
Study the Basics of Space Flight
Get Ready for May 27: #LaunchAmerica
Celebrate Hubble's Birthday
For more activities, click here!
Free STEM Webinars for
Educators, Parents and Students
Join the NASA STEM Engagement & Educator Professional Development
Collaborative at Texas State University for live educational webinars.
Upcoming webinars for Parents, Caregivers,
Educators and Students include:
NASA STEM Rockets at Home or School
April 27 at 1 p.m. EDT
Small Steps to Giant Leaps: 3.2.1... Takeoff!
April 29 at 2 p.m. EDT
Kites and Balloons at Home or School
May 7 at 5 p.m. EDT
Upcoming webinars for K-12 and Informal Educators include:
Moon to Mars: Crew Transport With Orion and Digital Educator Badge
April 28 at 6 p.m. EDT
Explore Earth: Mission Geography for Grades K-5
April 29 at 6 p.m. EDT
Humans in Space: One Year Space Station Crew
May 4 at 4:30 p.m. EDT
For a full list of upcoming webinars, click here!
More Activities and At Home Resources
New NASA Coloring Pages
Audience: Educators, Parents and Students in Grades 3-6
Bring the solar system to your home with our newest NASA Space Place coloring pages.
Color and learn about faraway worlds by downloading and printing our free pages here.
Earth Day at Home Webquest
Audience: Middle School Students
Test your knowledge of our home planet with a webquest adventure. Explore topics ranging from ways space exploration helps us on Earth to how the International Space Station recycles water. Fly alongside NASA satellites and tour Earth at night through satellite imagery.
Study up, then see how much you’ve learned with an interactive quiz.
'NASA STEM Stars' Webchats
Audience: Students Ages 13 and Up
Next Event: April 30 at 2 p.m. EDT
“NASA STEM Stars” is a new webchat series connecting students with subject matter experts to learn about STEM careers and ask questions about STEM topics.
Are you curious about how plants grow in space? Ask experts Gioia Massa and Trent Smith from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center about the challenges of growing plants in microgravity and how researchers decide which plants to send to the International Space Station.
Activity Guide: How Big Is It?
Audience: Educators and Parents of Students in Grades 3-5
NASA’s new Space Launch System will be the most powerful rocket ever built. Learn more about the rocket that will take astronauts to the Moon and on to Mars, and then work through a math challenge comparing the heights of volcanoes on Earth and the Red Planet.
e-Learning Activities and Resources
Looking for lesson ideas and resources for teaching virtual lessons?
Webinar: Mars 2020 and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
Audience: 5-12, Informal Educators and Parents Teaching at Home
Date: May 8 at 1 p.m. EDT
Is there life on Mars? Educators, parents and families are invited to join Dr. Kenneth Williford, deputy project scientist for the NASA Mars 2020 mission, for an overview of the mission and the various ways the Perseverance rover will be seeking signs of life.
Are you an educator? Student viewing links will be provided so bring the whole class!
'Urban Heat Island Resources’ From My NASA Data
Audience: Grades 3-12 Educators and Parents Teaching From Home
Explore the interaction of Earth’s atmosphere, geosphere and biosphere using the context of urban heat islands with new educational resources from My NASA Data.
Don’t miss the new Google Classroom extension for the “Urban Heat Island” minilessons! They are perfect for virtual learning.
Higher Education Spotlight
Call for Proposals: NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate's University Leadership Initiative
Audience: University Students
Workshop: April 30, 1-3 p.m. EDT
Proposal Deadline: June 30
The University Leadership Initiative provides the opportunity for university teams to exercise leadership in proposing technical challenges, defining multidisciplinary solutions, establishing peer review mechanisms and applying innovative strategies to strengthen research impact.
Call for Proposals: Funding Opportunities Through NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project
Audience: Minority Serving Institutions
Pre-proposal Webinar: May 6 at 3 p.m. EDT
Proposal Deadline: June 15
NASA is seeking proposals for competitive funding opportunities in support of the Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) administered by NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement.
NASA L’SPACE Mission Concept Academy
Audience: Undergraduate Science and Engineering Students
Application Deadline: May 8 by 11:59 p.m. PDT
NASA’s Lucy Mission to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids is accepting applications for the Lucy Student Pipeline Accelerator and Competency Enabler (L’SPACE) Virtual Academy. This project-based, interactive program is designed to engage a diverse population of students in 12 weeks of rigorous, team-based STEM workforce development based on NASA missions.
At-Home With Our Partners
National Institutes of Health's General Medical Sciences Education Resources
American Geosciences Institute Online Learning
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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
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Visit NASA STEM Engagement on the Web:
NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement: https://www.nasa.gov/stem
NASA Kids’ Club: http://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub
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