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Big STEM Celebrations

STEM celebrations bring us together for important themes, special events, and historical anniversaries.

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Science fiction art featuring archer figure on a rock shooting an arrow into space

Science Fiction, Star Wars, Star Trek, and Super Hero Events

There are many ways to incorporate authentic hands-on STEM in science fiction, Star Wars, Star Trek, and Super Hero events! A compilation of ways to connect STEM activities to the imaginative and creative world of sci-fi!
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Lunar Eclipses

Check out the upcoming total and partial lunar eclipse events in the United States. During a lunar eclipse, Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon, blocking the sunlight falling on the Moon. Earth's shadow covers all or part of the lunar surface.
2017 solar eclipse square format

Solar Eclipses

A compilation of solar eclipse resources including resources for the October 14, 2023 annular solar eclipse and the total solar on April 8, 2024.
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Food Activities

Food is a great way to connect relevance of STEM content to our lives. Activities explore the science of cooking and preparing food, some of the societal choices about how we grow and process food. Activities can be incorporated into events that involve cooking an eating, food festivals, and annual celebrations like Halloween and Valentine's Day.
Apollo 11 lander


A compilation of resources for engaging the public in the Moon, the Moon Landing 50th Anniversary, the Apollo missions, and the Artemis missions.
Polarized Light activity with hands holding paper and polarizing tape materials up to the window

Light Activities

Activities that explore light visible to our eyes and other wavelengths on the electromagnetic spectrum.
Frankenstein200 activity training videos screenshot with presenter dressed as mad scientist


A collection of hands-on STEM activities for creating Halloween spooky science events.
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Earth Day

A compilation of resources for engaging the public in the Earth, Earth Day, and Earth science. Celebrate Earth Day April 22.
Asteroid Bennu mosaic image taken by OSIRIS-REx spacecraft in 2018 Image Credit to NASA, Goddard, and University of Arizona

Asteroids, Comets, Meteors, and Meteorites

A compilation of educational materials about asteroids, comets, meteors, and meteorites


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