NASA LIFTS Program

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nasa_liftsThe Lompoc Public Library is excited to share that it was selected to participate in a collaboration with the NASA Library Initiative For Teachers and Students (LIFTS) program to expand participation in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and provide access to unique NASA resources.

NASA Books and Educator Guides

To search for our NASA Books and Educator Guides, please visit our online catalog and search for “NASA Education Guide Collection” to see a list of all the titles available at the library. When visiting the library, you can find this collection located next to the Government Documents collection. You can also download e-books free at NASA.

NASA Resources

LIFTS - Library Initiative For Teachers and Students (LIFTS) allows every partner library to serve as a NASA annex and bring leading edge space, science and technology resources to their community.

NASA Armstrong Educator Resource Center (ERC) - The purpose of the NASA Educator Resource Center (ERC) is to help teachers learn about and use NASA’s educational resources.

NASA Education Materials Home Page - Educators can access NASA’s unique online curriculum support materials and resources. Types of materials available to download are bookmarks, classroom activities, educator guides, lesson plans, lithographs, posters, video learning clips, and program brochures.

NASA Speakers Bureau - The NASA Speakers Bureau is composed of engineers, scientists, pilots and other professionals who speak to audiences around the country. NASA provides these speakers as a public service, building relationships between NASA and the public.

NASA’s Digital Learning Network - NASA's Digital Learning Network™ provides science, technology, engineering, and mathematics or STEM content featuring NASA’s unique missions and research using interactive video conferencing technology. Register for free, interactive events that allow your students the opportunity to speak directly with NASA Specialists.

NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative - NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative is presenting a series of free webinars open to all educators. Join NASA Education Specialists to learn about activities, lesson plans, educator guides and resources to bring NASA into your classroom.

NASA’s BEST Students Beginning Engineering, Science and Technology - The NASA's BEST Activities Guides have been designed to teach students the Engineering Design Process and to bring the principles of engineering alive to younger audiences.

Total Eclipse 2017 - On August 21, 2017 there will be a total eclipse of the sun. Find who, what, where, when and how you and your students can be a part of this national event.

Modern Figures Activities for Educators - Locate lesson plans and articles by topic and grade level related to Katherine Johnson and her fellow Human Computers.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Education - offers unique resources that allow educators to bring the wonder of space into the classroom. See how Next Generation Science Standards are used at JPL, get educational activities that are aligned to the standards, and tips for integrating them into your classroom.

NASA’s Eyes - NASA’s online 3D interactive allows you to explore our planet, our solar system, and the universe beyond as you travel alongside NASA space probes from your Web browser.

NASA Museum in a Box - The Museum in a Box program brings the physical sciences of flight to students in grades K-12. Great for educators at museums, science centers and schools, Museum in a box provides exciting hands on/minds on lessons with an aeronautics theme to inspire future scientists, mathematicians and engineers.

NASA Wavelength - NASA Wavelength is a digital collection of Earth and space science resources for educators of all levels. Use NASA Wavelength to quickly and easily locate resources, connect to other websites, and share resources with others.

Smart Skies - Line Up with Math: Math based decisions in air traffic control for grades 5 - 9.

STEM on Station - Check out this website to find out how to bring space into your classroom, with lesson plans, videos and opportunities to connect to the space station and the research conducted onboard.

Chandra X-Ray Observatory - NASA’s flagship mission for X-ray astronomy, this site features classroom ready activities and resources you can request for your classroom.

NASA Kids Club - In this interactive site, students can play science games and other science activities incorporating math, science and technology.

SciJinks - SciJinks is all about weather! Short for Science Hijinks, this joint NOAA and NASA educational website puts fun, and adventure into learning about weather, satellite meteorology, and Earth Science.

The Space Place - This interactive site is filled with lessons, activities, games, projects, and fun facts about Earth, Space and Technology for students and teachers.

NASA Education Robotics - Innovation, creativity, problem solving -- the world of robotics at NASA is all of these things. Spend some time on this site to see if robotics might be in your future.

Solar System Exploration Lesson Finder - This site is a searchable database of NASA resources divided into curriculum standards from Space Science, Mathematics, California Science Standards and Girl Scouts.

Solar System Exploration - This site contains pages for kids on the Solar System and the planets.

Space Math @ NASA - The ‘M’ in STEM education for science and math educators. This website offers teachers and students authentic mathematics problems based upon NASA mission science results and other sources. Explore how many kinds of mathematics skills come together in exploring the universe.

NASA eClips - NASA eClips™ are short, relevant educational video segments. These videos inspire and engage students, helping them see real world connections. New video segments are produced weekly exploring current applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, topics.