The ISS National Lab education team is releasing a new Space Station Explorers Kit for students in grades 3–8 that includes hands-on space-themed activities that are engaging, use low-cost supplies, and align with national education standards for STEM.
Join our nationwide network of volunteers who share their excitement about the International Space Station with their students, peers, and communities!
Watch astronauts on the Space Station read children’s books and perform science demonstrations!
Middle and high school students compete for a chance to grow their crystals in microgravity onboard the ISS National Lab!
The ISS-Above makes it easy to check in with the Space Station every day in your home or classroom.
Possibly the most interesting thing about the International Space Station (ISS) is not its experiments but how impressive of an engineering feat it is.
Solar panels and radiators on the International Space Station are essential to power the life support systems and experiments onboard.
In 2007, while deploying the solar arrays on the International Space Station (ISS), the guide wire ripped the solar panels, threatening the station’s power.
Robotics are important on the space station because they allow the station to continue to operate and supplies to be delivered from unmanned spacecraft.
Dr. Ilia Guzei of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, recently won the award for innovation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.