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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are the focus of this fantastic website by NASA. It's a teaching tool that utilizes video segments to provide flexibility and inspiration for those teaching STEM-related topics to grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Additionally, many of the advanced grade segments are appropriate for introductory college level courses in these areas. Launchpad is the name given to the lessons for 9-12th graders, and visitors can access it by clicking on the link entitled "Launchpad Grades 9-12" in the menu on the left hand side of the homepage. A listing of some of the video content for Launchpad is given, which includes "Aeronautics", "Communications & Launch", and "Living in Space". Visitors can click on the listings to access the videos, as well teacher guides. For those visitors who are no longer in the classroom, but still want to learn about space via engaging videos can check out "NASA 360 For Public" on the left hand menu on the homepage. There is a series of a dozen videos to play online or download which address such topics as "NASA in Your Home", "NASA and Pro Athletes", and "Exploration and Racing".
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Date of Scout Publication 2010-01-15
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