Campaign to Recycle Solar Eclipse Glasses

Those highly sought-after eclipse glasses may seem useless now that the brief April 8 solar event is in the past. However, there are ways to pay it forward by offering the special eyewear to others.

Conversation with Space Scientists on National Space Day

Fourth- and fifth-grade teachers are invited to join classes across the country for an out-of-this-world experience on National Space Day. The US space industry and NASA are offering students a look into the science and technology that will shape their generation’s future—on this planet and beyond.

Challenge to Inspire the Next Generation of Innovators

Discovery Education and 3M have partnered to inspire the next generation of innovators through the Young Scientist Lab. Through K–8 standards-aligned resources and at-home DIY science investigations, along with the award-winning annual 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the Young Scientist Lab seeks to remove barriers and create accessible STEM learning for middle school students.

AI-Enhanced Experiences Unveiling the Secrets of History and Science

TimeLooper is taking immersive storytelling to the next level through the power of generative artificial intelligence (AI). TimeLooper’s AI-powered experiences open doors to endless possibilities, combining advanced technologies such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), projection mapping, and holograms. Prepare to embark on a journey where history, science, and culture come alive.

Interdisciplinary, Inquiry-based Projects on Migration of Monarch Butterflies

The Monarch Joint Venture (MJV) is a partnership of federal and state agencies, nongovernmental organizations, businesses, and academic programs working together to protect the monarch butterfly migration across the United States. In support of its mission, MJV offers the Monarchs and More curriculum, an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based supplement to classroom science instruction. The curriculum is laid out as four projects that immerse students in the biology and ecology of monarchs and other pollinators.

Science Learning Through Discovery

OpenSciEd creates free NGSS-aligned science materials and professional learning support that empowers educators to inspire all students with the beauty and wonder of science.

Customizable Projects That Reach for the Stars

What does it take to create a colorful image of the Lagoon Nebula? How do telescopes capture the incredible details in objects millions or even billions of light-years away? What can we learn from a beautiful image of a spiral galaxy? These are just a few questions learners can explore on a journey to become an astronomical imager, or astrophotographer.

Eyes on the Total Solar Eclipse

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk.