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 July 15, 2024


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

  2025 Project Innovation Grant (PIG) Application Guidelines

        - List of 86 Project Innovation Grants from 2006-2024

  Computational Astronomy for Teachers - A Fall 2024 online workshop held on six Saturdays for Middle and High School Math and Science Teachers; earn 1 graduate credit. Register here.
SD Space Grant "Research Experience for Teachers" (RET) Application/Instructions for Summer 2024 (click for Word version
         Note: 2024 RET application window closed.  2025 application to be posted here in Dec. 2024

  Kelly Lane Earth and Space Science Grant - This $5,000 grant ($10,000 for two awards) provided by the SD Space Grant Consortium is 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 - A total of up to $13,000 in robotics materials is awarded annually to select South Dakota teachers/educators who have taken robotics training through the SDSGC, or who have sustained robotics programs in their classrooms or at their schools. 
  Summer STEM Camps at SDSM&T - Various camps for 5th - 12th Grade Students
  "It IS Rocket Science" Camp at SDSM&T for 7th - 12th graders (July 22-25, 2024)
  Summer LiftOff Institute for teachers (2024): Week-long STEM professional development training for teachers by TXSGC and NASA JSC.
  Space Grant Store - K-12 NASA STEM educational materials, supplies, and gifts (operated by Nat'l Space Grant Foundation)

  50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Lunar Landing (Watch it)

  50th Anniversary of Apollo 13

  Sign up for "NASA Express": features updates from NASA and STEM associates about workshops, internships, and fellowships; applications for grants or collaborations; promotions for student and educator opportunities; online professional development; and other announcements.

  South Dakota Space Grant Consortium: Study at the Frontiers of Space Poster and Flyer

  NASA Digital Learning Network offering interactive, standards-based educational web-conferences on subjects that add a unique, NASA-authentic experience to your classroom. 

 After 9.5 years, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft passed Pluto on July 14, 2015

  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. 

 Institute for STEM Education Enhancement at SDSU
  NASA Educator Professional Development

  NASA Robotics

  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

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

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

  SD Space Days

  Solar System Ambassadors Program

  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   Click here for SDSM&T Chapter of SEDS (for college students)

  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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