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Parenting Tip of the Week - Getting Children Excited about Science, Engineering, and Math

Source: Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) Weekly eNewsletter

You may have heard that NASA is seeking candidates for astronaut positions. This is a fun way to get your children excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) this holiday season. The first US astronauts were selected in 1959 as NASA asked the military services to provide a list of personnel who met specific qualifications; today, the backgrounds of NASA’s latest group of Astronaut Candidates include doctors, scientists, and engineers and almost all of them have a military background. 

  • Visit the NASA website for students for STEM activities and information for children in kindergarten through twelfth grade.
  • You can also visit and tour a NASA installation.  Go to the NASA website for more details.
  • NASA is hosting the Optimus Prime Contest 2011, where students are invited to make a video about their favorite NASA spinoff technologies.  Go to the NASA website for contest details.

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