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"In the NASA inspired STEM labs is where the real magic is discovered".

A Eldridge

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Our volunteer Education Team in conjunction with NASA Education programs provide free STEM lab participation for local schools.  Our STEM Labs are designed to augment teacher guided curriculum to encourage student participation in Science. Technology. Engineering and Mathematics.​
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Programs are provided for elementary, middle, and high school students with additional programs designed for college and graduate level studies.  
 
Programs can easily be adapted to  include various levels concurrently.

Recommended - Many more available

 

Unveiling the Planet's Surface
Students make measurements of topographic features and draw maps based on these data.

What Is Synchronous Rotation?
Review direct observations in the lab for better understand of the rotation and orbital revolution of planets.

 

Monitoring the Sun's Corona
Students learn how spacecraft use the relative positions of the Sun, Earth, and a spacecraft to study the Sun's outer region, called the corona.

Scattering: Seeing the Microscopic Among the Giants
Demonstrations on how light waves passing through a medium can be used to determine the sizes of particles within the medium.

Sand or Rock: Finding Out From 1000 km
Students observe the differences in thermal behavior between similar materials having different physical properties by making a series of temperature measurements and plotting the results.

Planetary Magnetic Fields
Demonstrate magnetism and its measurement and apply these concepts to understanding the structure of surrogate planets.

Can Photosynthesis Occur on all Planets?
Students will learn the basic principle of photosynthesis and how light intensity diminishes as a function of distance from the light source.

Lightning in a Planetary Atmosphere
Students reproduce and study in the classroom phenomena analogous to the "flash-bang" of lightning and thunder. The observation of lightning in a planetary atmosphere indicates that active meteorology is occurring.

Trajectory Activities

 

Planetary Billiards
This activity illustrates how the force of gravity is used to modify the trajectory of a spacecraft.

General Science and Math

 

Waves
This activity demonstrates traveling and standing waves and transverse and longitudinal waves.

 

Waves Interference
This activity allows students to experience wave interference with their own senses.

 

Observing Outer Planets
Students practice making regular observations of a natural phenomenon and record appropriate data;

 

Venus: A Global Greenhouse
Students take temperature measurements in closed systems over time to demonstrate "greenhouse warming," which is observed in greenhouses and in planetary atmospheres like those of Venus, Saturn's moon Titan, and possibly Earth's