PBS Learningmedia Space Resources

PBS Learningmedia Space Resources

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 8:00am - Mon, 09/30/2019 - 11:00pm

Explore PBS LearningMedia resources to support the study of space exploration today and the history of the landing on the moon 50 years ago

The resources cover the activities leading up to the Apollo 11 moon landing that took place 50 years ago, on July 20, 1969. PBS LearningMedia brings you new resources to help your students understand and explore the impacts of the Space Race.

Ed Dwight: First Black Astronaut Trainee

Ed Dwight, America's First Black Astronaut Trainee

Hear Ed Dwight’s firsthand account of his experience and the challenges he faced as the nation’s first black astronaut candidate in this video adapted from Chasing the Moon. Learn More:

Poppy Northcutt, NASA Pioneer

Learn how Poppy Northcutt overcame sexism and a “boys’ club” atmosphere to become the first female engineer in NASA’s mission control in the 1960s. Learn More

Sputnik’s Launch  Begins the Space Race

Learn why the launch of the Sputnik satellite in 1957 sent shock waves through the United States and kicked off the United States–Soviet Union “space race” rivalry. Learn More:

Moon Resources for

Earth and Space Science

Students across K-12 can observe and understand Moon phases and the role of the Moon in the formation and history of the Earth through a new suite of resources from the Bringing the Universe to America's Classrooms collection.
WGBH in collaboration with NASA presents digital media resources you can use to teach topics in K–12 Earth and Space Science. These free resources are organized into four grade bands. Each resource emphasizes engaging students in phenomena related to core ideas and science and engineering practices of the Next Generation Science Standards.