Discovery and New Frontiers: Space School Musical

Program Element / Activity Title:
Discovery and New Frontiers: Space School Musical
E/PO Project Name:
Discovery and New Frontiers Education and Public Outreach
Contact Information:
Shari Asplund
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mail Stop 230-260
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
Program Element / Activity Partners within NASA:
Discovery and New Frontiers
Short Description:

Space School Musical is a play that introduces the solar system to students while integrating science with performing arts, physical education, music, social themes and leadership opportunities. Aimed at upper elementary and middle school students, the play teaches solar system science in a fun and engaging way.  Designed for easy and successful replication, the package includes a DVD of the play performed by high school students, a CD with the songs, and a CD-ROM with teacher tips, an activity guide, manual on how to produce the play, and lyrics. More than 60 trainings from 2-5 hours on using the musical to teach students about space science have been conducted since FY'12.

Awards Received:
Telly Award
Official Selection, Kids First! film and video festival
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National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM