NASA, Khan Academy and STEM Collaborate for Education
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Many of you will have heard the term STEM being thrown around lately. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math education, and is often used to describe a school’s curriculum with an increased focused on these areas of study.
Khan Academy, which has its own websites and also operates off a YouTube channel, has recently debuted a series of tutorials on astronomy and space exploration. These tutorials were made with the help of NASA, and the videos are intended to inform the viewer on various aspects of space—from NASA protocols to Mars exploration. The lessons include interactive games and simulations like solar system arrangement, or landing a rover on Mars.
Khan Academy’s NASA lessons are a part of the U.S. government’s push to getting more students, especially women, interested in STEM academics from an early age. This push is a part of Obama’s “Educate to Innovate” campaign.