STOP for Science!
This K-8 science-enrichment program, presented by the Chandra X-ray Observatory, uses a series of posters and accompanying questions to pique student interest in science concepts and their application to the world in which we live.
Educator Resources: National Air and Space Museum
Encourage your students to learn by doing with these interactive NASA Resources. Students will explore the science of aerodynamics, learn about the cultural history surrounding aviation, test their knowledge of geography and more. The site also includes online conferences, archived lectures, activities that investigate the four forces of flight and a 30-minute webcast designed to increase student interest in STEM.
Crash Test Physics
Students use prior knowledge of kinematics to test a CO2-powered balsa wood dragster in this teacher-created lesson from the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The main objective is to design a dragster that will keep an egg from breaking when the dragster crashes.
Robots All Around Us
In this activity from the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum students research and discuss robots in order to design and build 3-D robot prototypes of their own.
Get Behind the Wheel
Most middle school students are anxiously awaiting the time when they will legally be able to get behind the wheel of an automobile. This lesson from the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum taps into that interest by having middle school students design a dashboard for a car that will be marketed to the 16- to 23-year-old set.
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