NASA Educator Resource Center


What is the CECH NASA Educator Resource Center (ERC)?

The CECH NASA Educator Resource Center (ERC) is a place to help teachers learn about and use NASA educational materials. The ERC provides educators with print and digital resources that enhance the classroom teaching/learning environment.

Materials located in the NASA ERC are aligned with national educational standards. Staff members are available to help you locate resources, learn about NASA education and use the materials in your classroom.

The University of Cincinnati NASA Educator Resource Center at the CECH Library is your source for information!  Also, you may want to consult the NASA Glenn Educator Resource Center.

Learn more here!

What subject areas are covered by ERC materials?

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  • Earth Science
  • Space Science
  • Living and Working in Space
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Geography


CECH Library Podcasts and Videos on NASA Topics

Rocket Evolution Podcast

NASA Digital Storybook

Who can use/obtain copies of ERC educational materials?

The CECH NASA Educator Resource Center provides services to those in the education community including teachers, scout leaders, public and private schools, homeschoolers, museums, planetariums, colleges and universities, and other education-related groups.

What types of materials are available?

  • Educator/Teacher Guides: Teaching instruction and classroom activities for a wide variety of topics and grade levels.

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  • Lithographs: Full color pictures of space related images on 8 1/2 x 11 inch cardstock with explanations of images and learning activities.
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Wall sheets/posters: Educational space related images and information posters with valuable teaching information on the back side.

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  • Bookmarks: A wide selection of educational bookmarks covering a variety of topic areas.
  • Pamphlets: A selection of pamphlets containing educational information about NASA programs or fast-fact information.
  • Publications: Information regarding current, past and ongoing NASA programs.
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  • CD-ROMS/DVDs: Computer software and educational videos related to space.
  • DVDs/Videotapes: You may make copies of the ERC's DVDs or videotapes. Simply bring in a blank DVD or videocassette, or purchase one from the Media Production Lab store, and a CECH Library staff person will make a free copy for you.
  • NASA Reference Materials: Books, publications, etc.

Shortcut for finding teaching materials:

Finding Teaching Materials Search Screen

Do I have to pay for the materials?

In-house materials are available to you for free!*

*With the exception of DVDs/videos. These may be copied free for you if you provide a blank DVD/video.

Are materials available online?

Yes! Materials are available online at the NASA Education website. Many Educator guides, lithographs and posters are available in PDF format.

Selected useful online resources:


How can I obtain large quantities of ERC resources?

  • NASA Portal: Download materials free of charge and print at your own expense.
  • To obtain classroom instructional materials, contact:

Monica Boyd
Educator Resource Center Coordinator
Phone: 216-433-2004 | Email:

  • To obtain community/informal education materials, contact:

Wyatt Clark
Publications Coordinator
Phone: 216-433-2003 | Email:

  • CECH Library ERC: you may be able to obtain classroom size quantities directly from the CECH Library. Please contact us if you have questions.

How do I contact the CECH NASA ERC?

NASA Space Place Facebook Webpage

NASA SciJinks NOAA/NASA Facebook Webpage

Contact Information:

Phone: (513)556-1430 | E-Mail:


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What are the hours of operation?

Hours of Operation (Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters)

Monday-Thursday     8:00am- 10:00pm

Friday                           8:00am-5:00pm

Saturday-Sunday      1:00pm-5:00pm   

These days and times are subject to change during Exam Week and Break Week of each quarter. 

                               Please see the UC Libraries website for these changes.