The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) is pleased to offer 350 free Explore Science: Earth & Space 2019 toolkits to new and existing eligible partners in the United States. In collaboration with NASA, the NISE Network has assembled a new set of engaging, hands-on Earth and space science experiences with connections to science, technology, and society.
Digital versions of toolkits are available as a free download:
- 2017 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit:
- 2018 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit:
2019 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit:
- Training videos for each activity
Physical toolkits awarded
Recipients of Explore Science: Earth & Space physical toolkits:
The following NISE Network partner organizations were awarded Explore Science: Earth & Space physical toolkits:
- 2017 - 250 physical kits awarded:
2018 - 250 physical kits awarded:
- 2019 - 350 physical kits awarded:
- Learn more about the application process (Applications for the 2019 toolkit were due November 1, 2018. The 2020 toolkit applications will be due November 1, 2019.)
Applications for physical toolkits
- Applications for physical Explore Science: Earth & Space 2017 and 2018 and 2019 toolkits have closed and all the toolkits have been distributed. Applications for the 2020 toolkit will be due in the November 1, 2019. Digital versions of these kits are available for download:
Applications for 2020 physical toolkits:
Applications for physical Explore Science: Earth & Space 2020 toolkits are due November 1, 2019. The application will open by September 1, 2019.
Learn more about the application process
NISE Network partners who received a physical 2019 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit are required to complete an online report by June 15, 2019.
- Link to online report:
- Preview blank version - Word (DOCX) of the online report (DOCX)
- Preview blank version - PDF of the online report (PDF)
The report takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Please note that it is NOT possible to save your work in the SurveyGizmo online form and return for additional edits. Reports left idle too long will go blank when you progress to the next screen, so please plan to complete the online report in one session. You may want to write your responses in the Word document, save, and then cut and paste that information into the online report. Blank versions (Word and PDF) are provided above to download.
Activities are designed for use in children’s museums, science centers, science museums, public planetariums and observatories, and NASA visitor centers in the United States.
Activities are designed for family audiences with a range of experiences appropriate for visitors ages 4 through adult.
About the Project
- Learn more about the toolkit: www.nisenet.org/earthspacekit
- Learn more about the application process for physical toolkits: www.nisenet.org/earthspacekit-apply
- Learn more about the project: http://www.nisenet.org/space
This material is based upon work supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award numbers NNX16AC67A and 80NSSC18M0061. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).