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Learning and Educational Activities and Resources from NASA Science

With the 2022 Back to School season upon us, we’d like to help educators launch into the school year with Learning and Educational Activities and Resources from NASA Science (LEARN Science)! Browse the grade-levels linked below to discover awesome, ready-to-use activities and resources to help teachers get: 

Ready…

Add some “space” to your classroom with free NASA Science posters, science notebooks, and other inspiring printables and visuals. 

Set… 

Explore NASA Science lessons and activities to help make your curriculum out-of-this-world! 

Learn! 

Launch these activities and lessons to activate science learning!

We also invite you to continue discovering NASA Science Events and Activities throughout the school year by following @DoNASAScience on Facebook & Twitter for more ways to engage. Thanks Teachers, for all you do! 

 

Find resources by grade level:

 

Early Elementary (Grades K-2)

 

Ready…

Add some “space” to your classroom with free NASA Science posters, science notebooks, and other inspiring printables and visuals.

 

Set… 

Explore NASA Science lessons and activities to help make your curriculum out-of-this-world! 

  • Elementary GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment): Using a storybook approach, these modules introduce students to various aspects of Earth system science through storytelling, observations, and measurement of their surrounding environment. Translated versions available in Arabic, French, German, Norwegian, and Spanish.
  • NASA Space Place enriches elementary-aged learning of space and Earth science through fun online games, hands-on activities, informative articles and engaging short videos. With material in both English and Spanish and resources for parents and teachers, NASA Space Place has something for everyone!
  • Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms - Free Resources from NASA and PBS LearningMedia: Explore images, videos, interactive games, and more. Use these resources to engage students in science practices with key phenomena. 

 

Learn! 

Launch these activities and lessons to activate science learning!

 

 

Upper Elementary (Grades 3-5)

 

Ready…

Add some “space” to your classroom with free NASA Science posters, science notebooks, and other inspiring printables and visuals. 

 

Set… 

Explore NASA Science lessons and activities to help make your curriculum out-of-this-world! 

 

Learn! 

Launch these activities and lessons to activate science learning!

  • Science & Engineering come together in this Space Hazards Unit where students in learn about how to protect humans and robots on Earth and in space.
  • Every NASA mission starts with a creative idea about how to explore something in a new way. Take the NASA Space Place Art Challenge and have students make art and use their imaginations! 
  • Earth System Module from Elementary GLOBE: The hummingbirds have stopped visiting the school garden and it's up to students to figure out why. In this story, students will observe the environment's seasonal changes and how they affect the local wildlife by making observations and writing in a science journal. Activities include Earth System in a Bottle and We're All Connected: Earth System Interactions.
  • Visualize waves with an interactive tool that allows students to control the direction of wave disturbance. Then, observe the universal phenomenon of waves in this media gallery of Earth and Mars. Together, these resources enable students to make observations of wave phenomena that can be used as evidence in explaining that waves occur as patterns.
     

 

 

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

 

Ready…

Add some “space” to your classroom with free NASA Science posters, science notebooks, and other inspiring printables and visuals. 

 

Set… 

Explore NASA Science lessons and activities to help make your curriculum out-of-this-world! 

 

Learn! 

Launch these activities and lessons to activate science learning!

 

 

High School (Grades 9-12)

 

Ready…

Add some “space” to your classroom with free NASA Science posters, science notebooks, and other inspiring printables and visuals. 

 

Set… 

Explore NASA Science lessons and activities to help make your curriculum out-of-this-world! 

 

Learn! 

Launch these activities and lessons to activate science learning!