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Explore the Seven Benefits of Robotics in Education for Students

Robotics has become an integral piece of technology to society. Not only can robotics engage students in STEAM opportunities and prepare them for the workforce, but it also provides many other benefits. This blog will share seven benefits of incorporating robotics into your classroom. 1. Robotics Can Improve Proficiency and Enthusiasm for STEAM Robotics activities…

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What Is Space Technology Transfer?

Space technology transfer is the commercialization of space technologies for use on Earth. Government agencies continuously develop new technologies to explore space, keep astronauts healthy in demanding zero gravity conditions, improve air transportation, and better understand our environment. Often, these innovations have potential applications and creative uses on Earth as commercial products and services. Space…

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6 Out-of-This-World Career Day Ideas for Elementary School

A career in space may seem like a far-off dream, but it’s closer than students think! There is room for all in the new space ecosystem, encompassing nearly every industry. Help students experience what’s possible with these space-themed career day ideas for elementary school. 1. Bring in an unexpected space industry professional. Did you know…

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What Is the Global Space Ecosystem?

For all its challenges, 2022 has been a remarkable year for space. More spacecraft have been placed in orbit than in the first 52 years of the Space Age. Space tourists visited the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon, and the James Webb Space Telescope gave us a look into the very…

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Artistic Space-Themed STEAM Activities for Elementary School

When it comes to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) activities for elementary school, the “A” is sometimes left out of the equation. Try these space-themed activities to bring out the artistic side of your students while tapping into their natural fascination with stars and planets. Learn about the planets by making wearable art.…

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Space Industry Growth: Where Are the Opportunities in 2022?

The global space economy hit $469B in 2021, growing at the fastest annual rate in seven years. In the first six months of 2022 alone, a record-setting 1,022 spacecraft were placed in orbit—more than in the first 52 years of the Space Age (1957-2009, 986) combined. Space industry opportunities abound, but the global space ecosystem…

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Space Agriculture: 3 Space-Based Technologies That Are Changing How We Grow Food

Agriculture and space. The ground and the sky. One of the most ancient human activities paired with our dreams for the future. While agriculture and space at first may not appear to have much in common, space-based technologies are helping us grow food and monitor crops more efficiently. As the population grows, water becomes precious,…

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STEAM & STEM Scholarships for High School Seniors

There are a wide array of educational opportunities that put students one step closer to achieving their dream career. Companies and organizations have recognized the rich value that students studying STEAM/STEM degrees provide to the workforce and society. Collectively, they understand that supporting these students also supports creative and critical thinking, problem solving skills and…

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10 STEM and STEAM Education Grants Teachers Should Know About

When the drive is there to integrate STEM and STEAM into your curriculum but the budget is lacking, there are education grants that can help to fill the gap. There are numerous grants available that aren’t always highly publicized, but can provide funds or curriculum materials. Here are 10 STEAM education grants you should know…

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Space-Related Professional Development Programs for Science Teachers

What is one way to get students engaged with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics)? Make it about space! Not only is space fascinating to students, there are growing opportunities for careers in the space industry. Here are some of the best space-related professional development for K-12 science teachers. Space Across The Curriculum Abrams…

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