NASA & Educators

Launch of STS-132

Providing Inspiration:

NASA loves teachers, and they really know how to connect you with out of this world experiences. Take this example of an amazingly surreal experience as I ask a question about science education to Bill Nye the Science Guy and astronaut Doug Wheelock.


Make sure you follow the NASA Twitter accounts for lots of interesting information. It’s also where you’ll learn about the next NASA Tweetup. Who knows? Maybe you’ll see a rocket launch for three miles away or have a chance to meet an astronaut.

NASA Explorer Schools

Resources of 4-12 teachers to use in their classrooms. Also information about opportunities for both teachers and students.

NASA Digital Learning Network

Have a webchat with a NASA scientist and get students excited about STEM! Programs for k-12.

NASA Education Express Messages

Get weekly messages about all of the cool opportunities available. This way, you won’t miss a cool opportunity.

NASA Solar System Ambassadors

Want someone to come to your classroom and share information about the solar system? Contact a Solar System Ambassador. They will provide free outreach activities, and there are several ambassadors around Georgia.

And if you have any questions, feel free to contact me!

Up close with Atlantis

By Janelle

Space geek, science nerd extraordinaire. That's me! Want to know more, visit the About page.


  1. Hello!

    I am part of The World MOON Project. I came across your blog and think it is a great educational resource. I wanted to share The World MOON Project with you, in hopes you would share it with your following. We are trying to increase the size of our program and would love to share our free lesson plan with many more teachers all over the world.

    A little about the project..

    World MOON Project students in grades 4-8 observe the Moon daily for six weeks – that is, one lunar cycle plus the waxing portion of the next lunar cycle – so they can learn from their local perspective how the Moon behaves. What they learn is guided by their teacher, so what exactly happens in a classroom in Nassau, Dallas, Brisbane or elsewhere is under each teacher’s control.

    At the end of these six weeks, each student writes a short essay about their observations on three sets of dates, specified by the MOON Project leadership, when the Moon is a waxing crescent, first quarter or waxing gibbous moon. These essays are uploaded to the MOON Project website sometime during a three week period. At the end of these three weeks the essays are placed in groups of ten from students as widely dispersed around the world as possible; and each student in the group receives the ten essays.

    If you would like to read more about The World MOON Project, you can visit our website.

    Thank you,
    Alicia Erb


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