There’s more science going on in Earth’s orbit than you might think, and it’s not all planetary science and astrophysics! Microgravity lets us study a huge variety of scientific phenomena related to biology, fluid mechanics, and materials science.

The ASGSR student group has developed some educational slides intended to introduce other students to space science concepts. These slides can be used during volunteer classroom visits or as part of a classroom curriculum.

Slides for Advanced Middle School and High School:

Slides for 3rd – 6th grade: 

More Resources

For more lesson plans and other resources for K-12 learning, see Space Station Explorers by CASIS

For more detailed information on space science, see the links below which will take you to relevant ISS researcher’s guides in the various fields, which are published by NASA.

Biological Sciences
Physical Sciences