Join the Wade Institute for Science Education and our collaborating partners for a unique, graduate level course that will engage you in hands-on, minds-on, inquiry-based investigations and increase your STEM content knowledge! Connect with scientists, engineers, and STEM professionals, and work with educators at our collaborating partner institutions to explore real-world phenomena through standards-aligned, hands-on, minds-on investigations that you can bring back to your classroom. Earn PDPs and optional graduate credits.
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These are "Teacher Toolkits" that feature research and activities related to the space station. Use these lesson plans, videos, and related resources to bring the International Space Station into your classroom. New topics are featured every month, making this a site to check regularly.
For teachers of K-12 and at-home learners, a set of activities and background information celebrating the launch of crews for the International Space Station.
Test your ability to pilot the SpaceX Dragon2 and dock it with the space station:
Teachers can sign up for a free newsletter from NASA featuring the "first A in NASA", aeronautics. The newsletter highlights educator professional development sessions and features new lessons and activities.
CryptoClub uses mathematics from the middle school curriculum as students explore cryptography through games and informal activities that involve secret messages.
The resources can be used by teachers in elective classes or afterschool activities. The resources include an interactive website.
The National Museum of Mathematics offers virtual field trips for K-12 classes. Topics include geometry, probability, and cryptography.
The Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS) have developed resources intended to help educators, families, and educational leaders during school closures. The documents are available in many languages and are editable to adapt to your local circumstances.
This page from the Smithsonian Institution links to professional development and education research material as well as classroom resources.
Also, see the Smithsonian listing in our At Home section for additional resources.
The Carolina Biological Supply Company offers resources and they also feature resources developed with the Smithsonian Institution. They are sorted by grade level.