Funded by the The International Space Station National Lab, this media and outreach project integrates space-themed role model videos and gender equitable space science-aligned activities for use in SciGirls outreach programs at five locations:
The McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning, MA; The Challenger Center of Ramapo, NY; The Challenger Center in Heartland Community College, IL; North Dakota Space Grant Consortium in Grand Forks, ND and Girls Inc. of San Antonio, TX.
- SciGirls Strategies: How to Engage Girls in STEM gender equity guide
- STEM on Station: There’s a lot of STEM going on aboard the International Space Station. Download posters, watch videos and read about the station.
Space-themed STEM Activities:
- Insulator Innovator | Escuadrón Espacial (Space Squad) Episode
- Cloud Clues Activity | SkyGirls Episode
- Star Power | Star Power Episode
- Grab and Go Activity | Deep Sea Diver Activity | Aquabots Episode
- Phototropism: Do Plants Prefer the Blues?
- Check out the full guide Teachers and Students Investigating Plants in Space here (link goes to NASA pdf)
Role Model Videos:
- Space Station Explorers: Meet the girls who flew their experiments on the International Space Station!
- Get the SciGirls in Space Discussion Guide! Download HERE
- NASA Engineer, Alma Stephanie Tapia
- NASA Intern, Kirsi
- Find more role models at FabFems.org
ISS Astronaut biographies:
- Christina Koch
- Anne McClain
- Jessica U. Meir
Watch here: NASA Downlink with Christina Koch
- Here is a short film about Christina — 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Christina Koch (YouTube Video).
- Need help coming up with questions? Here is a brief guide..
Girls from all participating locations will share their questions about living and working in space with SciGirls who will provide them to NASA and our host site, The Challenger Center of Ramapo, NY. The girls at Ramapo will conduct the conversation on behalf of all of our participating SciGirls. Twin Cities PBS will work with Ramapo to provide a Live Stream for all sites to participate. The downlink will be streamed on NASA TV and recorded for wider dissemination throughout the SciGirls network.
Want to send your experiment to space? Check out this ISSNL resources:
Each educator will be expected to fill out a brief online evaluation form after the completion of their program: SciGirls in Space Evaluation