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.

Teachers can get their students excited about the incredible wonders and potential of space by joining Space Workforce 2030 in a unique 45-minute broadcast event through YouTube on Friday, May 3, 2024, at 1 p.m. (ET) / 10 a.m. (PT). A highlight of the event will include a Q&A between fourth- and fifth-grade students and America’s leading experts on space—these adults will be taking on the toughest questions children have about space.

In advance of the event, teachers are invited to sign up to receive a curriculum packet and other educational materials, including engaging lessons on how rockets launch, why we grow plants in space, why the US is going to Mars, how space technology shapes our everyday life on Earth—and more. Plus, astronauts will offer a message and challenge, just for their students!

After the event, students can submit a short letter with their thoughts on the future of space for a chance to have it shared with NASA leaders.

The event is presented by Space Workforce 2030 in collaboration with NASA, along with Club for the Future and Smithsonian Science Education Center.

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