This NASA educator's guide provides teachers with an outline for teaching students about rocketry. There are many hands-on activities where students can learn about and build rockets.
A great interactive look at what it takes to become an astronaut. This timeline displays the process that the class of 2004 went through to become astronauts.
Learn why scientists have been observing glaciers since before global warming came into the forefront. Learn about the different types of glaciers and the ways to monitor them. Some of the information may be dated. (April 14, 1999)
This simple lesson plan outlines how to build refracting telescopes and calculate their magnification. Use the follow up lab questions to check for student understanding and view links to other NASA lesson plans.
This detailed educator's guide provides a lesson in designing the structure of a spacecraft. The design challenge contains pre-lab activities and instructions for how to test the models.
This classroom activity teaches students to work in groups to design and build a thermal protection system simulating one on a space vehicle. Provides background information, lesson plans, and assessment questions.
This educator guide provides students with a challenge to design, build, and test a water filtration system, simulating what is used in a spacecraft. Includes background information, lesson plans, and extension activities.
The objective of this lesson is for students to learn the location of water and the importance of water to life. Students will learn about osmosis, soil samples, salinity, and more.
This small collection of lesson plans introduces students to exploration by comparing the settlement of Jamestown to space missions. Find background information and links to other lesson plans.
This NASA educator guide provides teachers with an outline for teaching a unit about the Moon. Find lessons and hands-on activities about the different parts of the Moon and lunar landing sites.