Space in your classroom.


Whether you want to teach about space in the classroom, or have your classroom build a research project that launches, we’ve got the resources for both students and teachers! 

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Our student research has been on the International Space Station for nearly 6 years – and your experiment can be next. We’ve launched over 375 unique science projects to the space station. Whether you want to build on an experiment that’s been done, or create a new hypothesis on your own, we’ve got the resources to get you started. Come look at what other students have done! 

St. Thomas More

The First Primary School CubeSat

All 400 students in pre-K to 8th grade participated in the design, building, and testing of STMSat-1. The satellite photographs Earth and transmits images back to Earth where St. Thomas More students share the images with more than 10,0000  grade school students around the world.

First Elementary School CubeSat

Deployed from ISS in May 2016

University of Central Florida


Nanorocks flew to the ISS on Space-X 4 in early 2014. The experiment chamber consists of 8 sample cells containing different populations of micro-scale particles. The samples are periodically agitated to induce low-velocity collisions. This experiment studies the collisions at the formation of the solar system that eventually created the planets and other celestial objects, like planetary rings.



San Jose, California

Valley Christian Schools

Students from Valley Christian Schools in San Jose, California launched the first-ever Windows 10 IoT based experiment to the International Space Station via DreamUp. The experiment ran on NanoRacks Black Box platform. Microsoft and the Quest Institute collaborated to make this opportunity available to these students. They tested the pliability of metals in space with the goal of better understanding how metals react in space.

A Program of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education

Student Spaceflight Experiments Program

In partnership with DreamUp, and our launch services provider NanoRacks, SSEP has flown over 150 student experiments to the Space Station, with another 53 launching in 2017. SSEP has engaged over 74,000 students grades 5-16 and has reviewed over 16,200 flight experiment proposals. Featured above are students from Hamlin Park School 74 in Buffalo studying potato growth, inspired by The Martian!

Ravensburg, Germany

Edith Stein Agricultural High School

Three students, supported by BASF, crowdfunded a visionary space farming research project. Their project “V3PO” studied the growth of plant cuttings in microgravity in order to bring new knowledge about cultivating plants in space and to inspire new ways to grow food in the future.

Free Curriculum

To The Future and Beyond

DreamUp is thrilled to release our first-ever STEM curriculum for use by all educators.  This Next Generation Science Standard compliant curriculum uses imagery from space to cover topics ranging from science, English Language Arts, math, and digital media with possible extensions into social and political science.

Whether you are preparing for your own in-space experiment, or want a unique twist to your science class, our free curriculum will bring space to your classroom, and your classroom to space.  Please download, use and let us know about the results!

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We have an outstanding team of partners supporting our mission, engaging students around the world in space-based education, and making space a place that’s accessible to anyone around the world. Keep in touch for exciting new updates!