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NASA Jet Propulsion Lab

Multiple online classroom activities with the ability to sort by type, subject, grade, and topic. Visit STEM Lessons for Educators – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory for more information on the activities, workshops, and free resources available.

Expedition Space Lab

Provides easy online access to International Space Station National Lab (ISSNL) – related information, lessons, activities, and other resources for curriculum integration. Designed to help schools, museums, and other educational institutions incorporate “Space Labs” using resources from NASA and ISS National Lab Space Station Explorers (SSE) education partners. Expedition Space Lab

Space Station Explorers Lesson Plans

A community of educators, organizations and lifelong learners that make STEM fun and exciting through connections with the International Space Station National Lab (ISSNL). ISSNL collaborates with partner organizations to provide innovative programs and resources for K-12 students, educators, and the public, including opportunities to design experiments for space launch. SSE Lesson Plans

Space Station Explorers STEM Kit

Download six hands-on activities to introduce ISS core concepts. STEM kits provide a great space exploration entry point for students and educators. Space Station Explorers – STEM Guide

Exploration Generation (ExGen)

A collaboration between The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), NSTA, and Estes Education offering FREE rocketry-themed lesson plans for middle school students. Engaging classroom-ready lessons and resources immerse students in real-life applications of STEM while exploring aerospace, engineering, and rocketry. Exploration Generation (ExGen)

Nautilus Live Ocean Exploration Trust Classroom Outreach

Nautilus Live Science Communication Fellows share accounts of ocean research, expedition operations, STEM careers, and daily life with audiences of all ages through live audio commentary on the Nautilus Live website and ship-to-shore outreach to classrooms and communities. Sign your classroom up for a live two-way Q&A with scientists, engineers, and educators at sea. These free 20 to 30-minute interactions with Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus introduce students to ocean exploration and increase access to STEM career role models. Connections available daily from mid-March to mid-October. Nautilus Classroom Outreach

Limitless Space Institute

Limitless Space Institute believes that a strong education system is key to unlocking limitless potential for our future workforce and the next generation of explorers. Their mission is to provide comprehensive resources and support to K-12 educators, to provide community outreach programming, and develop K-12 STEM lesson plans tied to interstellar space travel. Limitless Space Institute


Image of earth with the text 'A classroom with the ultimate view!"

Sally Ride EarthKAM (Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle school students) is a NASA educational outreach program that enables students, teachers, and the public to learn about Earth from the unique perspective of space. During Sally Ride EarthKAM missions (periods when the Sally Ride EarthKAM digital camera onboard the ISS is operational), middle school students around the world request images of specific locations on Earth. Visit Sally Ride EarthKAM | Home for mission dates.

STEM in 30

STEM in 30

STEM in 30 is a fast-paced, 30-minute episode from the Smithsonian with easy to sort content by grade level and subject matter. Every lesson is packed with hands-on learning recorded live from the floor of the National Air and Space Museum. Click here for more information on STEM in 30 and other learning resources from the Smithsonian.

The STEM Everyday Podcast

The STEM Everyday podcast, with over 250 episodes, provides practical help for teachers to build a STEM culture. Interviews include educators, authors, and innovators who are experts at bringing STEM learning to classrooms, schools, and communities. STEM Everyday Podcast – dailySTEM

Limitless Lesson Plans

Limitless Lesson Plans from Limitless Space Institute engage students in the study of space. Designed for teachers by teachers, these NGSS-aligned lesson plans encourage students to explore different aspects of advanced power and propulsion systems for interstellar space travel through hands-on learning experiences and real-world applications. https://www.limitlessspace.org/education/

Feather Atlas

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Feather Atlas is an image database dedicated to the identification and study of the flight feathers of North American birds. The feathers illustrated are from the curated collection of the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory and are searchable based on pattern, color, size, position, and type of bird. The Feather Atlas – Feather Identification and Scans – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory (fws.gov).