Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit

Explore Science Earth & Space logoThe National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) is pleased to offer 350 free Explore Science: Earth & Space 2019 toolkits to new and existing eligible partners in the United States.  In collaboration with NASA, the NISE Network has assembled a new set of engaging, hands-on Earth and space science experiences with connections to science, technology, and society. 

Explore Science: Earth & Space ice activityDigital toolkits

Digital versions of toolkits are available as a free download:

2017 2018 2019 Earth Space toolkit awards map

Physical toolkits awarded

Recipients of Explore Science: Earth & Space physical toolkits: 
The following NISE Network partner organizations were awarded Explore Science: Earth & Space physical toolkits: 

Applications for physical toolkits

  • Applications for physical Explore Science: Earth & Space 2017 and 2018 and 2019 toolkits have closed and all the toolkits have been distributed. Applications for the 2020 toolkit will be due in the November 1, 2019. Digital versions of these kits are available for download:
  • Applications for 2020 physical toolkits: 
    Applications for physical Explore Science: Earth & Space 2020 toolkits are due November 1, 2019. The application will open by September 1, 2019.
    Learn more about the application process


NISE Network partners who received a physical 2019 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit are required to complete an online report by June 15, 2019.

The report takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Please note that it is NOT possible to save your work in the SurveyGizmo online form and return for additional edits. Reports left idle too long will go blank when you progress to the next screen, so please plan to complete the online report in one session. You may want to write your responses in the Word document, save, and then cut and paste that information into the online report. Blank versions (Word and PDF) are provided above to download.


  • Activities are designed for use in children’s museums, science centers, science museums, public planetariums and observatories, and NASA visitor centers in the United States.

  • Activities are designed for family audiences with a range of experiences appropriate for visitors ages 4 through adult. 

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    This material is based upon work supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award numbers NNX16AC67A and 80NSSC18M0061. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).