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.
Last week, students from several iLead Schools had an out-of-this-world opportunity—to take their science experiments from the classroom to space!
A classroom-based ExoLab growth chamber similar to one sent now on the ISS allows to students compare ground-based data on plant growth with data from space!
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.
Possibly the most interesting thing about the International Space Station (ISS) is not its experiments but how impressive of an engineering feat it is.
We know many students are learning at home right now, and hands-on activities are especially important to keep students engaged and learning. Our network of ISS partners has pulled together dozens of no-cost activities for the whole family. After all, we are all in this together.