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Learn More About NASA eClips™

NASA eClips™ are short, relevant educational video segments. These videos inspire and engage students, helping them see real world connections by exploring current applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, topics. The programs are produced for targeted audiences: K-5, 6-8, 9-12 and the general public.

NASA eClips™ offer unlimited flexibility in the classroom for timing, sequencing and pacing instruction to meet the needs of students and classroom instructors. Educational material for this program is selected based on national curriculum standards identified by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, or NCTM, the National Science Teachers Association, or NSTA, and the International Society for Technology in Education, or ISTE. Video segments are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards in Mathematics.

This website is based upon work supported by NASA under award No. NNX16AB91A.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is NASA eClips™?

    NASA eClips™ is a web-based video and educator resource repository that focuses on grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12 and the general public. These resources are available on-demand to every school in the nation and address the demand for instant information that is engaging, interactive and easily integrated into daily lesson planning.

  • How can NASA eClips™ enhance my students' learning experience?

    The video format arouses students' curiosity and encourages them to ask their own questions. NASA eClips™ help students explore new topics on their own. Video segments can be used to determine students' depth of understanding. Students can design their own video segments modeled after the NASA eClips™ to demonstrate their understanding of concepts taught in the classroom.

  • How do I get these programs?

    Teachers and others can access all NASA eClips™ products on the Internet. Video segments are available at Video segments with additional teacher materials and program information are available at

  • Do I need to register to use these programs?.

    Registration is not needed to use NASA eClips™ materials. Materials are available on demand and free of charge to anyone with Internet access.

  • How do I use these resources with my students?

    Educator guides utilizing NASA eClips™ related activities and educational best practices are available here. New educator resources will be developed throughout the school year to accompany the video segments.

  • Why does NASA support this program?

    For the United States to remain technologically and economically competitive on a global scale, educators and parents must engage and prepare students for careers based on a solid foundation in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. This NASA project brings together exciting video segments with educational best practices to inspire and educate students to become 21st century explorers.


iParenting Media Award: 2009 Outstanding Television Product. National Institute of Aerospace, NASA eClips™.

The Accolade Video Awards: 2009 Award of Merit - Videography. National Institute of Aerospace, NASA Launchpad: Launch/Abort System, government/social agencies.

2009 Aegis Awards: Aegis Video and Film Production Awards. National Institute of Aerospace, NASA Launchpad.

Spring 2009 DV Awards (2 awards): National Institute of Aerospace, NASA Launchpad: Fluid Dynamics; National Institute of Aerospace, NASA Launchpad: Launch Abort System and g-Forces. An international competition recognizing outstanding achievement in digital video.

W3 Award: National Institute of Aerospace, NASA Launchpad: Fluid Dynamics - What a Drag!, writing category.