Virtual Field Trip with NASA

EarthEcho: STEM Career Close-Up Kat Bormann: Learn what it means to be a climate scientist with Kat Bormann from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.. In her work, Kat utilizes airplanes and satellites, as well as spends her days outside conducting field research. Learn more about her career and how you can prepare for a similar position.

Constructing An Aqueduct - Engineering Design Activity: This design challenge moves your students from passive to active learners through a cross-curricular, hands-on team challenge in direct correlation to real-world issues of water conservation.  In this lesson, students, grades 6-8, will learn about aqueducts through a close reading activity. They are then given different scenarios in an engineering design challenge to create an aqueduct to supply freshwater to their city, despite various obstacles.

Make A Splash: A Kid's Guide to Protecting Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers & Wetlands provides a closer look at our oceans and waterways and our role in protecting this water planet.

EarthEcho: Urbanized Water Cycle Lesson Plan: helps students describe the natural movement of water in the hydrologic cycle, identify the state of water as it moves through this cycle and the energy inputs that drive that movement, and understand how increased urbanization impacts the hydrosphere and adjoining biosphere.

NASA Wavelength: A digital collection of earth and space science resources for educators of all levels – from elementary to college, to out-of-school programs.

NASA Education YouTube Channel: NASA’s journeys into air and space have deepened humankind’s understanding of the universe, advanced technology breakthroughs, enhanced air travel safety and security, and expanded the frontiers of scientific research. These accomplishments share a common genesis: education. As the United States begins the second century of flight, the Nation must maintain its commitment to excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education to ensure that the next generation of Americans can accept the full measure of their roles and responsibilities in shaping the future. NASA will continue the Agency’s tradition of investing in the Nation’s education programs and supporting the country’s educators who play a key role in preparing, inspiring, exciting, encouraging, and nurturing the young minds of today who will be the workforce of tomorrow.