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.
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.
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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