Our mission to inspire science-based learning expands virtually through the resources provided below! With the COVID-19 pandemic, distance learning has become ever prominent and TASM wants to keep families exploring science with the wonderful free programs offered by institutions like NASA and more. Investigate and learn about the world around you from the comfort of your own home!
NASA: Tonight’s Sky
“Tonight’s Sky” is a monthly video of constellations you can observe in the night sky. The series is produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute, home of science operations for the Hubble Space Telescope, in partnership with NASA’s Universe of Learning.
In September, Pegasus becomes increasingly prominent in the southeastern sky, allowing stargazers to locate globular star clusters and a nearby double star, Alpha Capricorni. Keep watching for space-based views of densely packed, spherical collections of ancient stars in visible and X-ray light.
Join the Artemis mission to the moon- student challenges
No matter your background, NASA invites YOU to participate in this year’s Artemis Student Challenges. These unique opportunities for high school and college students build foundational knowledge on technical topics and provide hands-on research design activities that directly contribute to the Artemis mission. Challenges are open in the Fall for registration and/or proposals.
NASA Mars Toolkit and Activities
Get excited for the landing and operations of the newest Mars rover, Perseverance! Perseverance, NASA’s most advanced Mars rover to date, is continuing NASA’s investigation of the Red Planet. Only the fifth NASA rover destined for Mars, Perseverance is designed to build on the work and scientific discoveries of its predecessors. Bring the exciting engineering and science of this mission to students in the classroom and at home with STEM lessons and do-it-yourself projects covering topics such as biology, geology, physics, mathematics, engineering, coding and language arts.
University of Colorado Phet simulations
Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations. PhET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.
Learn from topics such as physics, chemistry, biology, and more! These interactive simulations are used in classroom settings and are perfect for at-home integration to your distance learning!
NASA control your own telescope
NASA’s space science researchers control some of the world’s most sophisticated space probes and orbiting telescopes to get amazing images of objects in space. Now YOU can join them by operating your OWN ground-based “MicroObservatories”–real robotic telescopes that you command through this website!
Viewspace Unveiling invisible universe
There is more to the universe than meets the human eye.
Most of what we know about the universe beyond Earth comes from light. By analyzing details of different types of light—radio waves, microwaves, infrared light, visible light, ultraviolet light, X-rays, and gamma rays—we can figure out what the universe is made of, how it is organized, and how it changes over time. ViewSpace Interactives allow you to explore objects and materials from different perspectives, and discover how we can combine information to better understand the universe.
California science center: stuck at home science
Welcome to Stuck at Home Science! When you’re stuck at home, come here to continue your child’s science learning with easy-to-follow activities. This space is designed for families to explore, investigate and have fun learning together without leaving home. All activities use easy to find household supplies, and are appropriate for a variety of ages.
We are hard at work transferring activities from our previous website. If your favorite Stuck at Home Science topic, video or activity isn’t here, check back soon for the newest additions!