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10 STEM and STEAM Education Grants Teachers Should Know About

When the drive is there to integrate STEM and STEAM into your curriculum but the budget is lacking, there are education grants that can help to fill the gap. There are numerous grants available that aren’t always highly publicized, but can provide funds or curriculum materials. Here are 10 STEAM education grants you should know …

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Space-Related Professional Development Programs for Science Teachers

What is one way to get students engaged with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics)? Make it about space! Not only is space fascinating to students, there are growing opportunities for careers in the space industry. Here are some of the best space-related professional development for K-12 science teachers. Space Across The Curriculum Abrams …

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10 Industries You Didn’t Know Are Space Related

Space is a $469 billion economy that now impacts every part of life on Earth. From infrastructure to communications, biometrics to agriculture, there is no sector that does not benefit from space innovation. Space-related technologies are part of everyday life and commerce in ways you may not realize. Here are 10 industries you didn’t know …

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What Degree Do You Need to Be An Astronaut?

The first NASA astronauts were talented and brave U.S. Air Force test pilots. While there is still a need for astronauts with test pilot backgrounds, most of today’s astronauts are engineers, mathematicians and scientists. Here are the educational requirements to apply to be a NASA astronaut today. How much schooling does an astronaut need? Applicants …

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Have You Ever Wondered What It’s Like to Be An Astronaut?

What do astronauts do? You may think about astronauts performing space walks, operating spacecraft, landing on the Moon or floating about in zero gravity. However, we often don’t realize just how much astronauts do outside of space. Here’s a peek at what it’s like to be an astronaut. People Spend Years Training Before They Become …

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Space Activities For Kids: Perfect For At-Home or In the Classroom

It’s never too early to start educating children about space. With a growing space industry, the youth are the future of space development. Here are several space activities for kids that are perfect for at-home learning or the school classroom. 1. Go on a virtual field trip to a space museum. Nothing brings the wonder …

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What Is STEAM Education and Why Is It Important?

STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. The “arts” in STEAM refers not only to visual arts and design but also to language arts, humanities, music, drama, dance and media. STEAM is more than just a buzzword or a tack-on to STEM. It’s an educational model that builds the creative problem-solving and critical …

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Can’t Get to Cape Canaveral? Take Your Students on a Space Virtual Field Trip

Nothing brings a STEAM lesson to life quite like a field trip to a space museum. Students light up at the sight of space artifacts, real-life spacecraft, or a dazzling planetarium display. If you can’t make the trip to a space museum, there are ways to bring the space museum to you! Some of the …

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15 Space Industry Jobs You Didn’t Know About

When you ask most people to name a space industry job, you’ll likely hear “astronaut” or “rocket scientist.” While those are certainly important, the scope of space industry careers expands much further than the space program. Every part of modern life is connected to space-based technologies. Space-related careers are available to all skill sets—STEAM (Science, …

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