Off Planet Field Trips
This site includes a stunning collection of 64 videos and essays from women across the agency who contribute to NASA's mission in different ways. Includes a section for girls and information on NASA's outreach programs.
Tracks NASA's current missions to the red planet. Includes All About Mars, News, videos, and even 3D & interactive images of Mars.
International Space Station Tour
While there are a number of tour videos of the ISS available, this is one of the most detailed. Steven Swanson takes us on a relaxed and informal 50 minute tour covering every part of the station, from robotic arms to meal preparation to the fantastic views.
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Learn the latest on planets outside our solar system.
Explore Mars Now is a much simpler simulation that allows students to explore a hypothetical Mars Base Habitat and Rover, and learn about the underlying science and technology, as well as hostile physical environment of Mars itself.
Posters from interstellar destinations. Strange worlds like Lava World and Egg World.
Check out posters from some of the planets scientists have found outside our solar system.
The Space Telescope Science Institute site has scores of satellite images, such as the revived Hubble mission data, and other surprises, such as Amazing Space, a comet simulation in deep space.
Why limit exploration to Mars? NASA's Cassini Solstice Mission looks at our unmanned expedition to Saturn! Includes lesson plans for all grades from K thru 12! Stardust looks at NASA's successful mission to collect a sample of a comet and new assignments for the spacecraft.
What are comets made of? This site tracks NASA's quest to capture and study comet "dust", including some unexpected results.
In case extra-terrestrial life is encountered The SETI Institute--a seriously scientific site--has prepared a set of protocols which will help your students respond. They have been widely adopted by research labs all around the world.
Students can participate in the search thru SETI@home, the long running scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) by analyzing radio telescope data.
NASA has joined other agencies in developing high quality curriculum and learning opportunities.
It is amazing how many millions of classrooms all around the world have linked to the NASA projects. During news reports of the launch of Discovery's mission with John Glenn many folks showed very little knowledge of the value of NASA. NASA's education sites are too thrilling to keep to yourself--share!