STEM Workshops

Welcome to the STAR Library Network’s NASA STEM Workshop page! We are thrilled that you are either attending a NASA STEM Workshop with facilitators from the Space Science Institute and/or the Lunar and Planetary Institute, or that you are using our materials to host your own STEM training. The 2019 Summer Reading theme, “A Universe of Stories”, is a tremendous opportunity for libraries to bring Space Science and STEM Education into every community, and we hope that these resources help you achieve your summer programming goals. Our goals for our NASA STEM Workshops are for participants to:

  1. Gain confidence in facilitating hands-on space science activities for ages 5-13 and their families at their libraries.
  2. Gain confidence in making connections to current NASA science and missions with NASA apps, video clips, images, and other educational and promotional resources.
  3. Network with others involved in facilitating innovative science and technology programs.
  4. Connect to a broader online community of practice through the STAR Library Network (STAR Net).

In case you missed it, below is the orientation webinar that we hosted on January 23rd to introduce STEM Workshop attendees to numerous resources from our STAR Library Network (STAR Net) website. Note: Many of these same resources can be accessed on the bottom of this page as well.

Upcoming Dates & Locations

  • May 29-30 | Columbus, OH (LPI)

Workshop Presenters

Space Science Institute & Lunar Planetary Institute:

Make Your Own Workshop

If you’re interested in developing your own STEM Workshop, below are a few template files that contains some starter/basic content that your library can modify and use for their own program(s).

STAR Net Resources

Below we have assembled a collection of resources that include STEM activities, how-to videos, webinars and other important resources found on the STAR Net website.

Don’t forget to take advantage of STAR Net‘s Universe of Stories Collection on our STEM Activity Clearinghouse.


Sorting Games
Jump to Jupiter
Strange New Planet
Loony Lunar Phases
View All Activities

How-to Videos

Strange New Planet
Loony Lunar Phases
Jump to Jupiter
How to Make a Crater
View All How-to Videos


Craft, Engr., Make & Take
Resources Overview
Out-of-this-World Engr.
NASA Resources
View All Webinars


Summer of Space
Programming Opps
Collaboration Opps
Community Dialogues
View All Resources