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NASA/JPL Educator Resource Center

NASA/JPL Educator Resource Center


Professional Development & Workshops

NASA/JPL offers workshops and professional development opportunities for teachers and informal educators both locally and online.

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Explore Your Curiosity - Educator Resource Guide

Discover classroom activities, resources, videos, images and more exciting ways to take you classroom on a journey with NASA's most advanced Mars rover yet.

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NASA's Digital Learning Network

The Digital Learning Network offers a variety of distance learning events, including video conferences and web chats, designed to educate through demonstrations and real-time interactions with NASA personnel.

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JPL Space Images

Explore JPL's extensive database of images from current and past space missions exploring the Earth, solar system and universe beyond.

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JPL Infographics

See JPL science data and resources made into stunning and educational works of art in these JPL- and user-created graphics, also available to download as posters and share.

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JPL Videos

Watch videos featuring news, science and mission updates produced by JPL's talented video team -- and spacecraft, themselves!

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JPL News

Learn about the latest discoveries, mission updates and happenings from the leading NASA center for robotic exploration of the solar system.

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Eyes on the Solar System

Take your students on a journey through the solar system as you fly through the space with historic, active and even future space missions.

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Eyes on the Earth

Fly along with NASA satellites studying the vital signs of our planet and see how Earth is changing.

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Eyes on Exoplanets

Follow along with NASA's search for Earth-like planets beyond our solar system as you explore the diverse world of exoplanets with our planet-hunting spacecraft.

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Space Place

A NASA website aimed at elementary-school-age kids, their teachers and parents, Space Place has an extensive catalog of activities, games and resources about space and space exploration.

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Climate Kids

This NASA educational website features activities, games and resources designed to give an elementary-school-age audience -- along with their teachers and parents -- a deeper understanding of climate change and our home planet.

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SciJinks

Find activities and games related to weather, tides, seasons and the processes of our planet on this NASA website for elementary-school-age kids, their teachers and parents.

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JPL Missions

Did you know JPL has lead or taken part in more than 100 space missions since 1958, starting with launching the first U.S. satellite? Learn about JPL missions past, present and future on the Mission Control website.

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JPL Blog

Hear from scientists, engineers and others at JPL as they write about mission updates, JPL history, climate change and more.

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JPL Tours

Experience the wonder of NASA/JPL's work in person with a tour of the laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. School, group and individual tours are available.

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JPL Internships & Fellowships

Guide your students to a stellar future at NASA/JPL. Internships are offered year-round for high school through postdoc students in areas including robotics, planetary science, aerospace and software engineering.

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JPL Open House

JPL opens its doors to the public for a weekend full of science, robots, space and fun. Meet with scientists and engineers and learn about the exciting missions exploring our solar system and beyond.

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Global Climate Change

Check the vital signs of our planet and get the latest updates from missions and scientists monitoring our changing Earth.

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Solar System Exploration

Learn about our solar system, including planet facts and figures, and get updates from missions and scientists investigating our planetary neighborhood.

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PlanetQuest

Follow along with NASA's search for Earth-like planets outside our solar system and discover the colorful cast of characters that's already been discovered.

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Mars Exploration

Discover Mars inside and out with science findings and updates from the rovers on the ground to the orbiters above.

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Asteroid Watch

Get the latest updates on asteroids near and far, and follow along with findings from NASA's Near-Earth Object Program Office online, through Twitter and on JPL's Asteroid Watch widget.

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Next Generation Science Standards

Learn more about the updated science standards for K-12 education, completed in April 2013 and already adopted in several states.

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NASA Explorer Schools

Register for the NASA Explorer School Project, which provides authentic learning experiences designed around NASA's unique missions while promoting student engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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NASA Education

NASA offers a wide range of resources, activities and opportunities for educators of all levels.

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NASA Television

NASA TV is available online and covers a wide range of programs. Examples include live mission events, space shuttle coverage and educational programming.

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Student Competitions & Contests

JPL hosts various competitions and contests for students and their teachers in the greater Los Angeles area and online. Find out how you can get involved.

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Discovery Guides

Bring your students along on NASA's exciting missions to explore the planets and the universe beyond with these fun mission guides for students.

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Solar System Picture Sets

Download and print these picture sets about planets, moons, comets and asteroids. Each picture in the set has information printed on the back.

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Curiosity in the Classroom

This handy guide for educators and students about NASA's most advanced rover yet features educational resources, videos and reading material from NASA/JPL.

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Get 'WISE' About Infrared

Cool activities and resources that show students how we use infrared to study the universe.

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Von Karman Lecture Series

This free monthly lecture series at JPL -- and also available via webcast -- features JPL scientists and engineers discussing NASA missions and robotics.

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NASA Speaker's Bureau

NASA and JPL maintain speakers bureaus that educate the public about NASA and its missions by sending speakers out to various events.

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Night Sky Network

Join this nationwide community and get one-stop planning resources for your astronomy events.

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Find Your Place at JPL

This site is geared for students and professionals who are interested in finding out how their interests or field of study fits into JPL's workforce.

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NASA Launch Schedule

NASA launches a variety of spacecraft from both coasts of the United States.

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NASA Wavelength

Explore NASA's database of Agency resources and activities for Earth and space science educaiton.

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Small Worlds

Learn the difference between asteroids, comets, meteors and dwarf planets and learn how NASA is studying these small worlds.

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