This lesson introduces students to Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. After her retirement from 1987, Ride dedicated her life to helping young people engage with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects. She stated that her early educational and career experiences influenced her commitment to the education of young people. Today, this integrated commitment to teaching both STEM and the arts (or the humanities, which includes literature) is called STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math).
Sally Ride: Educating for STEM, STEAM, and Space
Grade Level Grades 3-5
Resource Type Lesson Plan