NASA and Space Grant "Educational Opportunities"
for Teachers, Students, and Home School Parents, Grades K-12

(NASA Education Updates from NASA's Earth Science Enterprise)
This page last updated on August 14, 2014

 

  Start with a little Humor! "Kids & Science" Clown Image - wpeD.jpg (5875 bytes)

  NASA's Next Giant Leap (to Mars) and "45th Anniversary" of Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

      Tribute to "40th Anniversary" of all 12 "manned" Apollo missions. 
      Apollo Lunar Surface Journal.  Click for Apollo 11 images and wechoosethemoon.org

      Moon Phases - Understanding the moon phases.  Moon phases calendar.

  It's All About Science Festival: June 14, 2014.  Supported by SDSGC.  Flyer.

  Kelly Lane Earth and Space Science Grant - This $5,000 grant provided by the SD Space Grant Consortium will be awarded annually to a select science or math teacher in SD to recognize and support outstanding teachers and innovative educational programs at the pre-college level. 

  Dan Swets Robotics Materials Award - This $5,000 - $10,000 award is provided annually to select South Dakota teachers/educators of U.S. citizenship who have taken robotics training through the SDSGC, or who have sustained robotics programs in their classrooms or at their schools.

  South Dakota Robotics Association

  NASA Educator Professional Development

  NASA Robotics

  Davis-Bahcall Scholars Program - A summer program supported in part by SD Space Grant where Davis-Bahcall Scholars spend one week digging deep into the science and engineering at the Sanford Underground Laboratory, based in Lead, SD and three weeks studying modern physics at Princeton University in New Jersey under world-renowned scholars and researchers.  They also travel to research laboratories at home and possibly in Europe (funding permitting) to experience the world of modern scientific research.  For high school seniors or college freshmen at time of application.  College credit is offered. 

 Institute for STEM Education Enhancement at SDSU

  NASA Exploration Design Challenge: Charting Your Journey to Mars - Click here for "one-page flyer"
  "Humans in Space" Youth Art Competition

  Summer Educational Programs for Youth at SDSM&T

  Aerospace Career Education (ACE) Camp: Held at SDSU for high school students who want to find out first hand about aerospace, aviation, and related careers. 

  SD Space Days

  Solar System Ambassador Program.  
      
Click here for info on SD's Ambassador Fernando Nino

  Solar System Educators Program

  Hubble Space Telescope website
       Hubble's "New Views of the Universe"

  Interactive Tour of NASA's First 50 Years  

  Earthshots - Earthshots introduces remote sensing by showing examples of how environmental changes look from space.

  NASA Science

  Amazing Space - This website promote the science and majestic beauty of the universe for use in the classroom.

  Presentations such as "Mars Mania" and Images of Space from the Hubble Space Telescope to K-12 and general public audiences may be requested by contacting Tom Durkin.  Educational programs will be granted based on staff availability.

  Powers of 10 - View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude and enter then enter the microscopic world!

  The Space Place

  Planet Quest: "The Search for Another Earth"

  Tri-State Astronomical Society - Sioux Falls, SD

  SEDS - Students for the Exploration & Development of Space

  NASA Kids

  Space Weather

  "Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence" (SETI) Institute Homepage

  Sky & Telescope

  Earth from Space - Earth photos acquired by astronauts aboard NASA Space Shuttle. Over 315,000 images!
      More "Earth Photo" Websites: 1) Earth Observatory, 2) Visible Earth, and 3) Earth Science 'Picture of the Day'

  Nighttime Satellite Image of Earth

  The Nine (8) Planets - A multimedia Tour of the Solar System

  NASA's Planetary Photojournal

  SOHO (Solar & Heliospheric Observatory) - Exploring the Sun

  South Dakota Science Teachers Assoc.

  South Dakota Council of Teachers of Mathematics


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