NASA Sci Files - Teacher Resources

The NASA Sci Files is an inquiry-based and standards-based, Emmy® award-winning series of 60-minute instructional programs for students in grades 3-5. Programs are designed to introduce students to NASA; integrate mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific method; and to motivate students to become critical thinkers and active problem solvers. The series includes an instructional broadcast, a companion educator's guide, an interactive web site featuring a PBL activity, plus a wealth of instructional resources.


Full Lesson Plan Guides


Lesson Plans by Segments

Case of the Physical Fitness Challenge

Case of the Galatic Vacation 

Case of the Great Space Exploration 

Case of the Ocean Odyssey

Case of the Prize-Winning Plants 



Case of the Mysterious Red Light (video coming soon)

Case of Zany Animal Antics  (video coming soon)

More Lessons (Videos Coming Soon)


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More in this Series

NASA Online / NASA Sci Files