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Child using the Braille book, called "Getting a Feel for Eclipses," features graphics that teach users about the interaction and alignment of the sun with the moon and Earth

Blind and Low Vision Audiences

Resources for improving accessibility for blind and low vision audiences including strategies, guidelines, audio descriptions, sonifications, tactile books, and tactile 3D-printed models.
A family holds all their hands together in between a smartphone and a Wi-Fi router sitting on two blocks of wood, placed apart on a table.

Making Waves with Radio Kit

A downloadable kit of hands-on activities to help learners explore the phenomena, uses, and societal impact of radio technologies.
Voyage through the Solar System Breath of Fresh Air activity with children measuring liquid droppers with graduated cylinders

Voyage through the Solar System Kit

Kit of activities and professional resources focused on NASA’s ongoing efforts to send future astronauts to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.
Two learners observe the Sun with a solarscope in a grassy field


Resources for educators creating activities and themes for summer camps, holiday camps, and school break camps.
Learner holds up an atomic structure model of graphene


Elemental carbon has many different structural forms including graphite, diamond, carbon nanotubes and buckyballs. The arrangement of atoms at the nanoscale dramatically impacts a material’s macroscale properties and behavior. Hands-on activities explore: observable phenomena such as conductivity of graphite; molecular model-building of different forms; and how new technology may affect society.
A lotus leaf showing off its hydrophobic properties. Water is balled up on its surface.


A collection of NISE Network resources related to plant science including hands-on activities and resources. Topics include include biomimicry technology that can imitate natural phenomena and processes such a self-cleaning surfaces and fabrics inspired by the lotus leaf effect observed in some plant leaves.
Hands sorting tokens to signify which technology is most important to them

Societal Aspects of STEM

Public engagement programs and professional learning resources that provide opportunities for conversations and consideration of the relationship between science, technology, and society.
A model of the intense magnetic fields around the Sun

Telescopes and the Electromagnetic Spectrum

We use special tools to detect things far away that we can't see with just our eyes. Many tools use different wavelengths on the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) including visible light, infrared light, ultraviolet light, and radio waves. Other tools may detect magnetism—such as the magnetic field lines around the surface of the Sun.
Young learner using a sun-shaped flashlight to make a shadow on small yellow and red toy bears

Early Learner Earth and Space Activities

A selection of hands-on Earth & Space activities that work well for young children.
A facilitator holds a bottle while a learner wafts a scent to her nose


Hands on activities related to the senses - vision, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. The sensing organs associated with each sense send information to the brain to help us understand and perceive the world around us.