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Free Mapping Our World Activities
Mapping Our World was developed to enhance GIS learning for students of all levels and to provide teachers with comprehensive and easy-to-use resources for GIS instruction in the classroom. Free materials are available online to download.

NASA Know Your Earth "Extreme Weather" Quiz
The latest Know Your Earth Quiz, "Extreme Weather" is now live! Test your skill and feel free to share far and wide on your social media sites.

Space Racers′ Space/STEM Educator Toolkit
Space Racers is a new, original animated TV series that provides young children with exposure to key aspects of STEM curricula. Lesson plans can be previewed and downloaded from the Parents & Educators section of the Space Racers website

New LPI Education Website: Look Up!
Calling all educators! Are you looking for ideas to create new and exciting programs for your audiences? Celestial events (eclipses, meteor showers, etc.) are seen frequently from Earth while, in this age of planetary exploration, NASA spacecraft are often reaching important mission milestones. Use these celestial events and NASA mission milestones as unique opportunities to engage your audiences in solar system science and exploration! The Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, TX has created a new website called "Look Up!" containing resources, ideas, and tips for educators looking to create programs centered on solar system events. Visit us for programming ideas and events happening in 2014 (including Comet Siding Spring’s October 19th close encounter with Mars), 2015, and beyond!