Challenger Learning Center Educational Links
Welcome to the Educational Links page! We will continue to check and update this site as new information comes out and/or if we notice that any links are not working. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Brenda Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lessons plans for teachers for before and after your mission:
This site developed by the Challenger Organization allows teachers to search by program, grade level, or key word. Teachers may pick out pre- and post- lessons that tie directly to the missions.
The James Webb Telescope site has a number of great resources and lesson plans for teachers. Click HERE to see them all.
All about the Shuttle – interactive
Interactive Press Conference – a little piece of NASA history
NASA’s Student Site:
Great for the classroom or for research: Clips from NASA for just about anything space related
Amazing Space: A great resource for background information and additional links
Edtech at Kennesaw.edu: A wide variety of Space and Earth Science resources.
Earth and Space Science:
Rock Around the World:
Send a rock from your area to a Mars scientist! Find out what the rock is made of and how it compares to the red planet.
How does a hurricane form?
Explore the planets through puzzles
National Geographic: Video clips, information, and simulations of the solar system
Incorporates Life Science and Project Based Learning!
Can use with - Return to the Moon - Build a Moon Habitat
This is a beta 1.2g version of the RocketModeler III program. You are invited to participate in the beta testing. If you find errors in the program or would like to suggest improvements, please send an e-mail to Thomas.J.Benson@nasa.gov.
Thanks for the link Jack! Keep researching.
Check out Honda's humanoid robot!
Check out NASA's robotics
Compare the size of the planets to the sun.
Launch it! Select astronauts, rockets and goals to see which historical mission you will launch.
Build your own space mission
Rover – test your programming skills
Planet impact - pelt Jupiter with asteroids.
International Space Station game
What is Microgravity?
Astronaut Don Pettit shares the thrill of concepts like gravity and trajectories with some help from Red Bird.
How long does it take to travel to different planets and stars?
How do toilets work in space?
What about future space flight? Here’s an interactive view of the future.
College and Career:
NASA Internship Opportunities:
Eligible students can access a portfolio of NASA internship, fellowship and scholarship opportunities through a single portal and a single application.
NASA Career Opportunities:
Students can use this page as a starting point to learn about jobs at NASA.