Education Services Program Professional Development Workshops
The NASA Aerospace Education Services Program, or AESP, provides
assistance and support to educators in updating science, mathematics,
geography and technology curricula and in utilizing new and evolving
instructional technology and teaching strategies. The no-cost
AESP workshops introduce participants to NASA curriculum support
materials, videos, hands-on activities and available technology
products. Workshops can usually accommodate 12 to 30 participants.
Sciences and Microgravity Materials
The Office of Biological and Physical Research conducts basic
and applied research to support human exploration of space and
to take advantage of the space environment as a laboratory.
Become a NASA Explorer School and partner with NASA to bring exciting
and unique opportunities to educators, students, and families.
The 2003 program will focus on NASA content at grades 5-8.
School teams, working with NASA personnel and other partners,
will develop an action plan that addresses a local need in mathematics,
science, or technology that incorporates NASA data and materials
into their curriculum. Throughout a three-year commitment, educator/administrator
teams will implement their action plan, participate in professional
development, and involve students and families.
Educator Resource Centers
Provides teachers with curriculum materials to help expand students'
science, math and technology skills and competence levels. NASA
Educator Resource Centers have hundreds of free curriculum materials,
brochures, posters, fact sheets and Internet online educational
resources for K-12 educators.
Online Educational Resources
Century of Flight
Ideas and materials for classroom projects that combine mathematics,
research, public policy and flight dynamics.
A collection of resources and activities for teachers and students
to explore the concepts of the microgravity environment. Provided
courtesy of the Microgravity Science Division of NASA's Glenn
Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio.
A teacher's guide for rocketry, which teaches about the history,
scientific principles and mathematics of rockets through exciting
problem-solving and cooperative learning activities.