Igniting Students' Interest in STEM
Sally Ride Science was founded in 2001 by Dr. Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, along with Dr. Tam O’Shaughnessy (President and CEO), Dr. Karen Flammer (Senior Science Advisor), and two like-minded friends to inspire young people in STEM and to promote STEM literacy.
The company’s pioneering programs help educators build students’ STEM literacy and make connections between what students are learning and the exciting STEM fields that offer so many opportunities in the 21st century. The goal is to inspire more students—especially girls and minorities—to stick with STEM as they go through school.
What we offer:
The Cool Careers in STEM program includes professional development and classroom resources (eBooks, Teacher Guides, and a STEM Career Connections Teacher Activity Guide) that provide everything an educator needs to keep students excited about STEM topics and careers. Research shows that learning about STEM careers and the diverse people working in these fields inspires students and makes the study of science, technology, engineering, and math more meaningful to them.
The Key Concepts in Science (Life, Earth, and Physical Science) program is an integrated standards-based program for 21st century science. It provides professional development for educators and classroom resources (eBooks, Hands-on Investigations, Teacher Guides, and Assessments) that educators can use to build students’ STEM literacy and college and career readiness. Studies show that teaching fewer science concepts in greater depth gives students the foundation they need to develop STEM literacy.
Sally Ride EarthKAM is a unique NASA education program that enables students around the world to explore Earth from the unique perspective of space. During Sally Ride EarthKAM missions, students submit requests to have a digital camera aboard the International Space Station (ISS) capture images of almost any place on Earth. The images are extraordinary classroom resources for studying Earth and space science, geology, social studies, math, communications, art, and more.
Sally Ride Science Festivals bring together hundreds of students for a fun day of science and socializing. Each festival features an inspiring keynote speaker, engaging hands-on workshops led by STEM professionals, and a Street Fair with exhibits, music, and food. The festivals ignite student interest in STEM and introduce students to real-life STEM professionals in their community.