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The projects and activities listed in this category are for grades 5-8. They are recommended for students ages 10-14.

    The National Space Society has a Book Review section for you.  This list of  books is reviewed by NSS members and provided by NSS.

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    NITARP, the NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program, gets teachers involved in authentic astronomical research

    They partner small groups of largely high school educators with a mentor professional astronomer for an original research project.

    The information found in this cybrary (An online collection of reference material. A library that provides electronic access to reference material). is also found in the NITARP resources.  Enjoy the NITARP  cybrary!

    Contributor:  Lynne Zielinski, NSS Education Director


    This activity will explore your engineering skills as students  are challenged to use limited materials to 
    1. build a tower as high as they can
    2. record/document the steps or procedure so that another team of students can recreate the original structure
    3 test a construction procedure and  determine how well a procedure is written and followed.

    Application:  STEAM: Science, Technology, the Arts and Math

    Classroom grade level appropriate:  5-8

    Contributors:  Janet Ivey and Frances Dellutri, and Dr. Kathy Schmidt

    This lesson is an adaptation of a lesson from Janet's Planet, with permission from Janet Ivey.

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    The 35th Space Sumposium presented by the Space Foundtion in Colorado Springs, CO, USA April 8 - 11 provides the vehicle for prsenting the LEO Art Challenge Workshop to attending teachers.

    Date:  April 8 - 11, 2019

    Location: Colorado Spings, CO, USA

    Application:  STEAM: Science, Technology, the Arts and Math

    Classroom age appropirate:  10 - 18

    Presenters:  Lynne Zielinski and Frances Dellutri