When:Monday, August 9 - Tuesday, August 31
Where:Online (See event details)
As summer winds down, the Education Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory wants to welcome you back to school! Whether you’ll be connecting with students in person or remotely, we’ve got resources to launch your school year and keep students engaged in STEM all year long. From student activities that can be done in class or at home to exciting student challenges based on real science and exploration to inspirational STEM stories about JPL and NASA interns, read on to find all the resources you'll need for a stellar school year.
STEM Activities, Resources & Events
Check out these lesson guides for educators, Teachable Moment articles with background info on the latest NASA missions and news, and guided activities for students learning in person or remotely. Plus, stay up to date with the latest offerings from JPL Education and NASA, including workshops, demos, and free resources.
STEM Lessons for Educators
Explore a collection of standards-aligned lessons featuring the latest NASA missions and science.
NGSS Engineering in the Classroom
Learn how the Next Generation Science Standards in engineering are used at JPL and get activities and tips for bringing them into the classroom.
Teachable Moments Articles
Take a look inside the latest NASA missions and science news and find out how to get students engaged with related STEAM lessons and activities.
Educator Resource Center
The NASA-JPL Educator Resource Center provides free math and science teaching materials, training workshops and hands-on demonstrations to both formal and informal educators.
NASA STEM Engagement
Engage students in STEM with resources, activities, and programs from NASA.
Introduce students in grades K-4 to the various aspects of Earth system science using a storybook approach. These modules utilize a science-based, fictional narrative to engage students in the scientific method.
Expert Talks & Events
Teaching Space With NASA
Hear from experts and education specialists about the latest missions and science happening at NASA and get your questions answered.
JPL Education Events
Explore educational events, workshops and competitions hosted by NASA-JPL online and in Pasadena, California.
STEM Activities for Students
Explore Earth and space with these hands-on projects, slideshows, videos, and more for K-12 students.
Learning Space With NASA at Home
Explore space and science activities you can do with NASA at home. Find video tutorials, DIY projects, slideshows, games and more!
Explore articles, games, and activities about space and space exploration for elementary-school-age kids.
Articles, games, and resources about Earth and our changing planet for elementary-school-age students.
NASA's Perseverance rover landed on Mars in February. With the landing came the Mission to Mars Student Challenge, a seven-week science and engineering challenge designed to get students creating their own mission to the Red Planet. Now that the rover is exploring Mars, it's a great time to begin the challenge with students! Get students exploring even more with the TechRise and Artemis student challenges.
Mission to Mars Student Challenge
Get K-12 students exploring Mars with NASA scientists, engineers, and the Perseverance rover as they learn all about STEM and design their very own mission to the Red Planet!
Artemis Student Challenges
This series of challenges tasks young innovators in middle school, high school, undergraduate and graduate programs to build foundational knowledge on topics and technologies critical to the success of future missions to the Moon and beyond.
TechRise Student Challenge
Educators, register your students for this opportunity to design an experiment that could be tested on a suborbital rocket or high-altitude balloon. Pre-registration is open!
STEM Stories & Opportunities
With all these opportunities to do hands-on STEM, students will want to know how it all translates into a career at NASA. With these resources, students can learn about the kinds of careers at NASA and read about what interns are working on and how to become one.
Meet JPL Interns
These interns are pushing the boundaries of space exploration and science at the leading center for robotic exploration of the solar system.
How to Get an Internship at JPL
Here's everything you need to know about the world of JPL internships, the skills that will help you stand out, and how to get on the right trajectory even before college.
Get advice from scientists, engineers and educators about what it takes to work in STEM and how to get a foot in the door.
NASA Intern Stories
Meet NASA interns and learn about their trajectories to the world of space exploration.
JPL Internships and Fellowships
Discover exciting internships and research opportunities at the leading center for robotic exploration of the solar system.
JPL Jobs: Opportunities for Students
Start here to learn more about internship, fellowship, and postdoc opportunities at JPL and how to apply.
Learn about internship opportunities at NASA centers across the U.S., and apply today!