STEM Celebrations in May
National Space Day
May 4, 2018
National Space Day encourages STEM learning and exploration. Explore online activities from NASA Kids Club. It is a great place to play online games and learn about NASA. Explore Expeditionary Skills for Life from NASA and 4-H and Learn how to help youth build skills like teamwork and cultural competency that will help them be successful in almost every aspect of life.
Star Wars Day
May 4, 2018
What better way to kick off a space theme this month than with Star Wars Day? "May the Fourth be with you!" There may even be special Star Wars Day events in your local area. Check it out. If not, make your own fun with Star Wars snacks, a costume party or some great Star Wars STEM like this Star Wars Math Game or create your own droids from every-day supplies.
National Astronaut Day
May 5, 2018
This day celebrates astronauts as heroes who "reach for the stars." Check out the downloadable astronaut trading cards from the National Astronaut Day website. Experience a day in the life of an astronaut on the International Space Station. Try some physical activities that let kids train like an astronaut.
May 18, 2018
There is no better way to celebrate museum day than a virtual or in-person trip to a local museum or planetarium. Find out what free activities are being offered by your local museums. Look for opportunities to engage the youth in your programs as active learners at your local museum.
Sally Ride Day
May 26, 2018
Sally Ride was the first American Woman on a space shuttle mission in 1983. She used the robotic arm on the ISS to put satellites into space. Learn how you can use robotics to help youth develop a STEM identity and find resources to train staff to help youth explore their STEM identity. Learn more about Sally Ride, her career, and her passion for science.