One does not have to be a rocket scientist in order to recognize that space travel is probably the greatest commercial there is for STEM. I mean, talk about an education taking you places!
But what really sells the point is the fact that it is nearly impossible to discuss any aspect of space travel without at least touching on the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics involved—real-world application of STEM principles by ordinary people who once sat in classrooms just like yours.
And are not so ordinary anymore.
That’s the kind of big-picture thinking that can inspire students, and, fortunately, NASA Education is in the business of thinking big.
Which brings us to STEM on Station, NASA Education’s out-of-this-world educational web site celebrating the year-long mission to the International Space Station. Informative, timely, and easy to use, the site is packed with free learning resources, including a large collection of STEM-based lesson plans for grades K-12.
As with space itself, there is lots to discover. So visit STEM on Station today.
Note: NASA TV is channel 346 in your DIRECTV SCHOOL CHOICE programming package.
—Stephen Vincent D’Emidio
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