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NASA, Khan Academy collaborate to bring STEM opportunities to online learners

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May 28, 2014
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NASA and Khan Academy, a non-profit educational website, has debuted a series of online tutorials designed to increase student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. The announcement of the new collaborative effort was made today at the 6th annual White House Science Fair.

Kim Lichtenberg, a scientist and engineer who works on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover missions, introduces the learning tutorials developed by Khan Academy in collaboration with NASA.
Credit: Image courtesy of NASA

NASA and Khan Academy, a non-profit educational website, has debuted a series of online tutorials designed to increase student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. The announcement of the new collaborative effort was made today at the 6th annual White House Science Fair.

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The interactive education lessons invite users to become actively engaged in the scientific and mathematical protocols that NASA uses everyday to measure our universe, to explore the exciting engineering challenges involved in launching and landing spacecraft on Mars, and to learn about other space exploration endeavors and destinations.

Exciting and realistic simulations, challenges and games transport students deep into STEM subjects, blending NASA's space exploration expertise with Khan Academy's compelling approach to online self-paced learning. The innovative collaboration on this pilot program began last summer with NASA supplying technical content and subject matter experts to ensure authenticity of the learning experiences and Khan providing proven expertise in delivering interactive online learning experiences for millions of learners worldwide.

These dynamic educational materials are free and available on Khan Academy at https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/nasa

In just the past two years, Khan Academy's free online educational materials have reached over 100 million learners worldwide and delivered over 2 billion exercise problems.

NASA has been using its unique programs, assets, facilities and expertise to inspire students since the agency's inception in 1958. To learn more about NASA's education programs and opportunities, please visit http://www.nasa.gov/education.


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