Bring the wonder of Air and Space to life through videos, hands on activities, games, and more. We have something for every learner.
Our learning resources bring the National Air and Space Museum’s one-of-a-kind collections and world class research to you, anywhere and anytime. Explore aerodynamics through hands on activities, discover the science behind spy planes, earthquakes or volcanoes in a STEM in 30 episode or listen to stories of achievement, failure, and perseverance on our AirSpace podcasts. All of our resources will spark learner’s curiosity and the beginning of their aviation and aerospace adventure!
Education Monthly Theme: Planetary Defense
Looking for ready-to-go engaging materials for learners? Explore these lessons, activities, learning guides, and videos.
STEM in 30 is a monthly broadcast series where students can explore unexpected intersections of air and space with their everyday lives like how weather impacts balloon flight, the conditions needed for a habitable planet, and more. Tune in each month for a new discovery.
Stories for young children and their families inspired by our collection of air and space objects and historic photos.
Women and minorities remain underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) fields. Through our unique camp, we hope to change that by engaging and empowering our campers to seek out and succeed in STEAM fields.
The Holt Scholars Program focuses on providing a field trip experience to the museum for all 6th grade DCPS Earth Science students as part of the Smithsonian’s DC Metro Initiative. Field trips for other grades and subjects are also available on a limited basis.
Learn about the four forces of flight and how things fly in the air and in space. How Things Fly contains in-depth content and several online interactives to hone your skills.
Even more resources on Smithsonian's Learning Lab, an interactive platform designed for educators.
My Flight, My Space is designed to make discovery learning on the Air & Space Museum website accessible to all. The portal allows users to customize their learning journey—including the level, length, and topic of resources suggested—and supports independent exploration with a system of rewards for completing lessons and meeting learning goals. The platform was designed, specifically, with the learning styles of learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).
The Teacher Innovator Institute is a professional learning community of middle school STEAM teachers focused on incorporating museum content into classroom learning, including an onsite intensive in DC for two weeks each summer.
Check out the Museum’s YouTube playlist made just for teachers, where you’ll find activity ideas and programs featuring teachers.
Bring professional development into your school with virtual sessions on a variety of topics, including difficult conversations in STEM and teaching with objects. Reserve through the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration or email us at NASMTeachers@si.edu.
Hear from museum educators and content experts, try hands-on activities, explore museum objects, and gain access to new resources to develop your teaching practice.
We are excited to both invite schools to continue to engage in virtual programs and to welcome students and teachers back to the National Air and Space Museum's two locations. Explore our reservable programs that include Planetarium Shows, Scavenger Hunts, Science Demonstrations, STEAM Labs, Story Time, and Student Tours.