Celebrate your Day of Data with NASA and Microsoft Hacking STEM
Published Oct 13 2020 12:19 PM 8,666 Views

We are excited to partner with NASA to bring you the Day of Data, where your students can explore how data powers our astronauts, our space missions, and our world. Celebrate World Spreadsheet Day and 20 years of humans living and working aboard the International Space Station with live events, lesson plans, and virtual experiences.




  • Talk to a NASA Astronaut: Join us for two live events on November 2nd and November 18th at 10:00 am PST with NASA astronauts and rocket scientists, where they will discuss how they use data and the impact that data has had on their jobs. Speakers will share their personal stories and answer questions from the audience at this Skype in the Classroom Live Event.


  • Get Free ‘Day of Data’ Resources from the Microsoft Educator Center (MEC): Dive into immersive NASA-inspired data experiences with standards-aligned lesson plans suited for remote learning. Your students can explore data in a self-paced Excel workbook to earn a Space Data Badge,  and have the option to reflect on their experiences using Flipgrid. For detailed lesson plans, curated data sets, and thought-provoking student journals, visit the Microsoft Educator Center. For advanced students, visit the Excel Tech Community to participate in exciting trivia and visualization challenges.


  • Attend Free Virtual Space Data Camps with Microsoft stores team: If you would like a guided experience in your classroom or want to celebrate the Day of Data with your family, visit the Microsoft Store virtually through a Space Data Camp where a Microsoft Store team member will walk you through the Day of Data experience. Participants will get a chance to earn a digital certificate of completion and a virtual Space Data badge. 


Today’s learners will enter a world defined by data. Reading and extracting key insights from data will become necessary and expected skills for the workforce of the future. Prepare your students by tapping into their creativity and curiosity today with NASA and Microsoft Hacking STEM – take them on a journey to outer space!


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