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Kresa Educator Resource Hall

Teachers, parents and local educators can explore a variety of educational materials in science, math and technology at the Kresa Educator Resource Hall.

GEMS Center

The Amgen Center for Science Learning is also the Los Angeles County GEMS Center. GEMS (Great Exploration in Math and Science) centers are affiliated with the Lawrence Hall of Science and offer workshops and activity based learning materials to educators in their communities. GEMS publications present a wide range of supplementary science and math learning experiences for preschool through eighth grade. These activities motivate and engage students in standards based concepts through experimentation and direct experience. The effective, easily understood instructions in each GEMS unit and network supported workshops enable participating teachers to become facilitators of high quality math and science activities.

NASA Educator Resource Center

The Kresa Educator Resource Hall is host to the Los Angeles area’s NASA Educator Resource Center. The NASA ERC is a depository of educational materials including; teacher guides, video programs, educational briefs, CD-ROMs, lithographs, posters and other supplemental material. Most of the material includes hands-on learning activities and is targeted for audiences from Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Resources Available

The materials cover multiple subjects reflecting the span of NASA’s research programs such as:

  • Earth Science
  • Flight
  • Geography
  • Life Science
  • Living in Space
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Science
  • Space Science
  • Spaceflight
  • Technology

If you would like to view all the available resources, please make an appointment by emailing: [email protected]


NASA Educator Resource Center