STEM on Station: Get Involved With Station

STEM on Station: Get Involved With Station


International Space Station Expedition 33 crew (on screen) answers questions from students during a downlink event
International Space Station Expedition 33 flight engineer Kevin Ford (on screen) answers questions from students during a downlink event held in honor of International Education Week at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
Credits: NASA/Carla Cioffi

Opportunities

Amateur Radio on the ISS, or ARISS, lets students worldwide experience the excitement of talking through amateur radio directly with crew membersof the International Space Station.
Read more: Four Ways Ham Radio Connects and Inspires the World.

Take a virtual field trip this summer with Google Expeditions! This immersive virtual reality experience allows leaders to guide students through each module of the space station, while identifying points of interest along the way. This activity is a perfect fit for everything from classrooms to summer camp to family adventures. Download the free Expeditions App in the app store and explore the space station among other NASA missions.
High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware, or HUNCH, provides authentic work experiences to inspire high school students studying technology and engineering to pursue careers in STEM.
In-flight Education Downlinks connect students with astronauts aboard the space station for a live question-and-answer session about living and working in space.
NASA and Portland State University are seeking participants for the International Space Station Research Design Challenge: Capillary Effects on Liquids Exploratory Research Experiments, or CELERE. This design challenge enables students to participate in microgravity research on capillary action, similar to that conducted on the space station.
NASA and Texas Instruments have partnered to bring a series of STEM-focused design challenges, based upon the One-Year Crew mission, to students in middle and high school grades and their teachers. The mISSion imaginaTIon challenges give students the opportunity to use their imagination to design aspects of a long-duration mission in space.
The NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University is presenting a series of free webinars open to all educators. Join the NASA education specialists to learn about activities, lesson plans, educator guides and resources that bring NASA into your classroom.
Sally Ride EarthKAM @ Space Camp allows students to program a digital camera on board the space station to photograph a variety of geographical targets for study in the classroom.
STEMonstrations are STEM demonstrations on the space station. As a component of A Year of Education on Station, astronauts aboard the station discuss and demonstrate science topics. Watch the video then download the “Classroom Connections” activity guide to apply the science concepts with students.
Story Time From Space is a unique project where astronauts film themselves reading books on the space station to students and then conduct related educational demonstrations. Cross-curricular activities will also be designed to support the Next Generation Science Standards.
The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program is a STEM initiative immersing students in every facet of real research as they design experiments for the International Space Station. SSEP is managed by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education, or NCESSE, which creates and oversees national initiatives addressing STEM education with a focus on Earth and space.
Train Like an Astronaut uses the excitement of exploration to challenge students to set physical fitness and research goals, practice physical fitness activities, and research proper nutrition to enable them to become the next generation of fit explorers.
Zero Robotics uses Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient Experimental Satellites to allow students to design research for the space station. As part of a competition, students write algorithms for the SPHERES to accomplish tasks relevant to future space missions. The algorithms are tested by the SPHERES team, and the best designs are selected to operate the SPHERES aboard the space station

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