STEM at School

Exciting ways students are connecting with STEM in the classroom.

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.

ISS Learning Launchers

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.

#Launch America STEM Mission Toolkit

Test your ability to pilot the SpaceX Dragon2 and dock it with the space station:

SpaceX-ISS Docking Simulator

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.

NASA Aeronautics Newsletter

Science from Scientists provides lessons and programs developed and delivered by trained scientists. They focus on elementary and middle school grades.

Science from Scientists Lessons

The National Science teaching Association provides Daily Dos, activities that engage students in authentic, relevant science learning. These activities cover a broad range of grades and topics and require students to share and evaluate ideas, give and receive critique, and reach consensus. Topics are searchable by grade level.

NSTA Daily Dos

Schools, classrooms, educational organizations, homeschools, and families can register their students for these activities. Students under 18 should be registered by a teacher or guardian. Educators can register once on behalf of their entire classroom or organization. The dates for each of the education plans are completely flexible.

Mission to Mars Student Challenge

The NASA STEM Engagement & Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University provides live educational webinars at no cost. There is a busy schedule of diverse topics covering basic science to mission-specific results.

STEM Webinars from NASA-TSU

 

This free online unit is offered by the Mass DOE in partnership with EVERFI. It aims to help students in grades 6-9 take practical steps to protect their privacy and safety online. Students will learn critical digital literacy skills such as how to evaluate content for accuracy, perspective, and motive. It also helps students acknowledge the benefits of online communities and resources while guiding them to successfully navigate potential pitfalls in their digital lives.

Ignition: Digital Literacy

Mass DOE Free Courses page

This is a free online course offered by Mass DOE in partnership with EVERFI. It is an interactive program for exploring STEM careers for middle school students (grades 6-9). These lesson plans enable learners to engage with interactive content that reinforces key STEM skills while discovering some of the exciting STEM opportunities that await.

Endeavor: STEM Exploration for Middle School

Mass DOE Free courses page

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