Students use antennas and computer software to experiment with radio communications, including direct contact with ISS.
An exciting opportunity for students to talk directly with astronauts on the International Space Station!
Assemble and launch on a high-altitude balloon this soda-can sized data system with its multiple sensors, GPS and radio beacon.
Working with academic and industry partners to create and implement age-appropriate and STEM-focused educational opportunities.
Classroom experiments that use swabs and petri dishes to compare germs in the classroom vs. on the ISS. Cost: $$ or FREE at-home activities
Students conceive, build and launch their own experiments. Options include insidea ISS and deployed mini-satellite. Cost: $$$
Experiment using an ExoLab kit in the classroom and monitor the same experiment on the ISS. AT HOME: Select the seed for next experiment. Price: $$ or FREE at-home activities
Free and Easy - online videos explain about genetics, testing in space and Coronavirus.
Students experiment with the same DNA analysis equipment used on ISS. Helpful but not required for Genes in Space competition.
Turn STEM to STEAM with this art competition. Each class guaranteed to send art project to ISS.
Build teamwork and leadership skills while competing for the opportunity to send your experiment to space.
Learning activities highlight the ISS, orbital path, Earth views, and related topics. It helps to have the ISS Above device, but it's not required. Cost: FREE
The ISS-Above makes it easy to check in with the International Space Station every day from your home or classroom.
Students make a plant grow lab akin to ISS, then compare seed types for hardiness. Most robust seeds flown to ISS.
Links directly to NASA education programs and activities supporting ISS outreach, including learning guides, resources, and news.
This free 15-minute virtual field trip will take kids 250 miles above earth to see how slime, and water, react in a microgravity environment. It's truly out of this world!
Team up with International Space Station scientists to make real contributions to world-class research.
Build a space kit that investigates heat transfer on earth. Then write Arduino code to test your experiment on ISS!
Students use electronics and programming via LEGO EV3 for heat experiments on ISS.
Work with mentors to build a custom experiment to launch and operate on the International Space Station!
Students from around the world can request images of Earth from space using a camera on the ISS!
Astronauts demonstrate science concepts that complement the content in Story Time From Space books.
Videos featuring middle and high school girls who designed, built, and launched experiments to the ISS.
Get a once-in-a-lifetime perspective of our planet and the experience of astronauts as they perform important work during a spacewalk.
Realistic training and in-orbit exercises prepare students to live like an astronaut and fly a virtual mission to the ISS!
Join our nationwide network of volunteers who share their excitement and love of space and STEM.
Space Station Explorers is the official web site for ISS National Lab education. Visit to explore ISS and all things education.
These six hands-on activities introduce core concepts about the ISS. A great entry point for students and educators.
Astronauts read STEM books for kids from onboard the ISS. Rosie Revere Engineer is just one example of more than 20 books, all available to watch online.
Students in fifth grade through college can design a real experiment to send to the International Space Station.
Compare germination rates of two packets of seeds. One packet has flown on ISS, the other has not.
View unique and awe-inspiring images of Earth as the astronauts see it from the International Space Station.
Program a soccer-ball-sized robot and take part in a competition based on a real-life space exploration challenge.
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