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NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) plays an essential role in inspiring the next generation of explorers. The discoveries and new knowledge from NASA’s missions and research programs offer the opportunity to engage and excite students about science and exploration. This link offers teachers information about K-12 classroom resources, programs, events, and opportunities for K-12 educators. To find resources and opportunities for your grade level, click the Xes next to the other two grade levels in the Audience box on the left sidebar and click the blue Go button (e.g., if you teach middle school, click the Xes next to High school and Elementary in the Audience box).

Looking for NASA science educational resources for your classroom? Visit NASA Wavelength, a searchable database that contains a wealth of SMD educational products for the K-12 classroom!

You can also search for all education resources created by all areas of NASA.

Visit NASA Nationwide to find speakers for your classroom and to learn about events that may be ongoing in your community.

If you would like to be part of SMD’s E/PO Community, please contact the SMD Education Forum that most closely aligns with your interests; contacts are listed at the top of the People Tab.

To find SMD Education events, visit the Calendar Tab.

To find events associated with NASA Wavelength, visit Wavelength’s News and Events page.

In the GLOBE Mission EARTH Webinar #12, eight teachers from Grades 3-12 told their stories on how they implemented GLOBE into their classrooms. To see the webinar, go to


JOIN GLOBE Mission EARTH Webinar #12 / Teachers Sharing their Best Practices on Implementing GLOBE into the Classroom

The following GLOBE Mission EARTH teachers will share their stories:

Maureen Wickenheiser, St. Patrick Elementary School, Monroe, MI

Connie Atkisson, Thirkell Elementary-Middle School, Detroit, MI

Melody Tsapranis, Navarre Elementary School and

Debbie Mille, Waite High Schools, Toledo Public Schools, Toledo, OH

Agnes Summerly, Webster Avenue Elementary...



GLOBE CLOUD PROTOCOL WILL BE UPDATED ON THE GLOBE WEBSITE.  Come and learn about the  NEW and IMPROVED CLOUD PROTOCOL! Dr. Kevin Czajkowski will thank all the students who entered surface temperature data for the Urban Heat Island Effect Campaign. He will introduce Joe Cartensen from Clay High School from Oregon, Ohio and Sarah McCrea from NASA Langley Research Center. Joe will provide some helpful hints to...

Janet Struble Janet Struble


January 18, 2017 - 11:03 AM CST

GME webinars occur every 2 weeks and features work being done in the classrooms using GLOBE and NASA reseources.

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Open position to join NASA Langley's Science Education team in Hampton, VA.  Poistion with contractor SSAI, apply online.

Associate Outreach Coordinator
Reference #: 16-1975
Open Date: 11/8/2016
Location: Hampton, VA
US Citizenship Required: No

Are you  interested in NASA Science or science education? If so, sign up to receive an email newsletter about NASA’s science and science education offerings delivered “Weekly on Wednesdays.”

Science starts with a question, and so does "Science WOW!" Each week kicks off with a science question with answer link.

"Science WOW!" also highlights a NASA science education tool such as NASA apps, interactive games, 3-D printing templates etc.

The newsletter is designed to help the public,...

2017 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium Informational Webinar

Are you interested in learning more about the 2017 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium? Join Dr. Julie Malmberg (GLOBE) and Matt Silberglitt (WestEd) for an informational webinar covering the guidelines and requirements for student reports, the rubrics, and the timeline. There will also be time for questions. The science symposium is open to all GLOBE students ranging from K-16.

The webinar will take...

Call to Action: Incorporating Active STEM Learning Strategies into K-12 and Higher Education


On Wednesday, August 17, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced a nationwide call to action to meet the goals of STEM for All and improve STEM teaching and learning throughout the education system at all grade levels through the use of active learning strategies. Active learning strategies, in which students must engage,...

ED Review is a free product of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) Office of Communications and Outreach, State and Local Engagement.

About ED Review This twice-a-month newsletter provides updates on ED’s activities relevant to intergovernmental, corporate and other stake holders. ED Review also contains hypertext links to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations.  These links are provided for the user’s convenience.  The U.S. Department of Education...

Kevin Czajkowski Kevin Czajkowski

Nugget: Doing GLOBE in Antarctica

April 28, 2016 - 8:54 PM CDT

Laura Schetter, a teacher at Wildwood, Academy in Maumee, Ohio, is now entering GLOBE data which was collected in Antarctica in March. Ms. Schetter is sharing her experiences on the GLOBE blog. The expedition was part of the 2016 Foundation’s Antarctic Expedition with Robert Swan (


Since the release of the Next Generation Science Standards in April 2013, many resources on understanding, interpreting, and getting familiar with them have been shared with the community. As more opportunities to learn how to utilize and implement these into your work come along, it might be supportive for you to be reminded of them, as well as see all of them in one place. Below are collated lists of books and discussions, webinars and Brown Bags, along with other resources that have been...

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Cassie Soeffing Cassie Soeffing

NGSS NOW September Newsletter

March 7, 2016 - 11:06 PM CST

Monthly newsletter from Achieve on NGSS.


Check out the following NASA opportunities for the education community. Full descriptions are listed below.

New This Week!

Free NASA Educator Professional Development Webinars
Audience: In-service, Pre-service, Home School and Informal Educators
Next Event Date: Feb. 25, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. EST

NASA's Goddard Space...

The NASA Science Education and Public Outreach Forums support the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) and its education and public outreach (E/PO) programs.  The Forums foster collaboration between E/PO teams and between sciencetists with content expertise and educators with pedagogy expertise.  These posters present opportunities for the astronomy community to leverage Forum resources and participate in collaborations to engage multiple audiences, including: K-12 Formal Education,...

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Join us on Thursday, March 3, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm Eastern time to learn about the water cycle and the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission. Register today!

What is water? Where did Earth’s water come from? Water cycle basics, water management, freshwater versus salt water usage to meet our needs, freshwater availability, how does NASA help us better understand the water cycle are topics that will presented at this seminar.

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) is an...

Cassie Soeffing Cassie Soeffing

NGSS Video Resources Available

December 22, 2015 - 1:39 PM CST

Achieve and the Teaching Channel

Release New Videos

Demonstrating EQuIP for Science

Four new videos highlighting the Educators Evaluating Quality in Instructional Products (EQuIP) for Science rubric are now available online.  Developed through a collaboration between Achieve and the Teaching Channel, the video series uses rich conversations emerging from a Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) EQuIP training session to illustrate some important features of NGSS-aligned...

NGSS EQuIP Professional Learning Facilitator’s Guide

The NGSS EQuIP Professional Learning Facilitator’s Guide is a series of 10 modules that were designed to provide guidance on building the capacity of educators and education leaders to use the EQuIP Rubric for Science. Completing this professional learning will provide science educators and education leaders with the processes and procedures necessary to use the EQuIP Rubric to review science lessons and units, to provide effective...

"Preparing for the 2016 GLOBE International Virtual Science Fair: An Overview of Resources and the Rubrics"

Join Dr. Julie Malmberg, Education, Outreach, and Technology Specialist at the GLOBE Implementation Office, and Matt Silberglitt, Senior Research Associate in the STEM Program at WestEd, for a webinar on 16 December 2015 at 20:00 UTC (1:00 p.m. MST/3:00 p.m. EST). The goal of this webinar is to help teachers and students prepare for the 2016 GLOBE International Virtual Science Fair....

The GLOBE Program will be awarding three Distinguished Educator Fellowships to both formal and informal educators in 2016. Attend this hour long webinar hosted by Mr. John Moore, 2015 GLOBE Distinguished Educator Fellow, and Dr. Julie Malmberg, GLOBE Implementation Office Education and Outreach, to learn more about the 2016 fellowship. To learn more about the webinar and to register, please go here:

The GLOBE Program is inviting educators, both formal and informal, to apply for the 2016 GLOBE Distinguished Educator Fellowship. Educators will work with scientists to develop GLOBE educational materials. There will be three fellowships awarded in 2016: one for the United States and two for GLOBE countries other than the US.

Interested educators and scientists are invited to attend a webinar on 12 November 2015 at 20:00 UTC (3:00 p.m. EST).  For more information on the fellowship and the...

I have updated my Lunar Eclipse FAQ and student worksheet for the Sunday lunar eclipse.  All can be downloaded in PDF from  

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NGSS and Engineering

September 2, 2015 - 3:59 PM CDT

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) opens the door to the inclusion of engineering activities and events. This white paper explores the many ways that NGSS invites engineering into science classes.
















More information may be found here:

This article was written by Stephen Pruitt, Senior VP for ACHIEVE - a lead partner in developing the NGSS and developer of the ACHEIVE assessment rubric. It is a recap of his keynote speech for the NSTA 2015 National Conference in Chicago this past March. There are great insights and statements in here that are excellent to keep in mind as we work with educators and audiences while they are trying to navigate this new paradigm. 


Below is the video that Mr. Pruitt gave at the 2015...


The New Horizons mission is fast approaching Pluto, helping us to understand worlds at the edge of our solar system by making the first reconnaissance of the dwarf planet and by venturing deeper into the distant, mysterious Kuiper Belt – a relic of solar system formation. As the world awaits this historic fly-by, NASA Wavelength has rounded up some great mission-related resources to help you expand your students’ horizons: