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Planetary Learning that Advances the Nexus of Engineering, Technology, and Science

PLANETS develops programs for educators and youth in grades 3-8 that provide STEM learning with an emphasis on NASA planetary science and engineering.

FREE
NASA Funded
Science Units
Engineering Units
At Home Activities

STEM learning, for all students.

Science & Engineering

NASA missions are a perfect way to bring together science and engineering. In PLANETS units, learners engineer technologies like optical filters and use them to answer scientific questions like "Where was water on Mars?"

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Space is for everyone. Activities are designed to interest and empower all learners and show that they can be scientists and engineers.

STEM Learning

By engaging in real-world, open-ended challenges, learners develop STEM Habits of Mind like considering problems in context and weighing the implications of solutions.

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OUR RESEARCH

OST DEIA Guide Released

Promoting Inclusion and Engagement in STEM Learning: A Practical Guide for Out-of-School-Time Professionals provides practical strategies and guidance for OST professionals.