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Educational Resources

This webpage is a brief overview of some of the online resources available to people looking for science education resources. Lists of databases, document collections, and our current journal subscriptions can be found elsewhere on this website.

All items are available at the Headquarters Library, except as noted. NASA Headquarters employees and contractors: call (358-0168) or email Library@hq.nasa.gov for information on borrowing or in-library use of any of these items. Members of the public, contact your Local Library for the availability of these items. NASA Headquarters employees can request additional materials or research on this topic. The Library welcomes your comments or suggestions about this webpage.



Resources for Students

Amazing Space - This is the Space Telescope Science Institute's education and public outreach website.

NASA for Students - NASA HQ's site for students. The site can be set to different grade levels, from kindergarten through college.

Imagine the Universe - An astronomy site for students in junior high and high school.

The Space Place - Especially for primary school students.

StarChild: A Learning Center for Young Astronomers - Related to Imagine the Universe, for younger students.


Resources for Parents and Teachers

Amazing Space - Amazing Space is the Space Telescope Science Institute's education and public outreach website.

Center for Educational Resources (CERES) Project - Through funding from NASA, faculty at Montana State University and classroom teachers from across the nation have developed an extensive library of on-line and interactive K-12 science education materials for teaching astronomy.

Classroom of the Future - NASA's principal research and development center for educational technologies.

Education Materials Finder - A special search engine at NASA's education office's website that allows you to search for educational materials by topic, grade level, and type of medium (for instance, lesson plan).

MY NASA DATA - Mentoring and inquirY using NASA Data for Atmospheric and earth science for Teachers and Amateurs (MY NASA DATA) is a project to enable K-12 teachers and students, as well as citizen scientists, to explore the large volumes of data that NASA collects about the Earth from space.

NASA CORE (Central Operation of Resources for Teachers) - NASA CORE is a worldwide distribution center for NASA multimedia educational materials. For a nominal fee, CORE will provide educators with materials through its mail order service. CORE is jointly sponsored by NASA and the Lorain County Joint Vocational School in Oberlin, Ohio.

NASA Education - NASA's main website for teachers.

NASA Educator Resource Center Network - The educator resource centers are located throughout the U.S. They offer NASA pictures, posters, lithographs and bookmarks.

Practical Uses of Math And Science (PUMAS) - "...is a collection of brief examples showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes can be used in interesting settings, including every day life."

NASA Quest - FREE Web-based, interactive explorations designed to engage students in authentic scientific and engineering processes. The solutions relate to issues encountered daily by NASA personnel.

NASA Software (COSMIC) - a collection of software created by NASA in a wide range of disciplines including engineering, chemistry, aerodynamics, and other areas. The software is now offered for sale on the website.

Space Educator's Handbook - A collection of animations, Quicktime movies, essays and other educational resources.

Space Science Education Resource Directory - Catalog designed for educators seeking NASA's space science educational resources. It will help you locate Internet-based resources, such as Web pages, PDFs, videos, and CD-ROMs. Includes ordering information.

StarGazers - Solar Terrestrial Probes/Living With a Star Education & Public Outreach - Free products for educators including books, lithographs, lesson plans, posters, and more.

Last Updated: Jan. 2012