Windows to the Universe District Subscription Options

The Windows to the Universe School District subscription option is designed for school districts where teachers at multiple schools are using the web site and associated classroom materials for their students and want to take advantage of our benefits and services for teachers, including free access to formatted student worksheets, classroom activity descriptions, and supplementary materials - a $230 value, as well as bringing the benefits of membership to their students.

To subscribe, a district authorized representative will need to provide information on the number of schools participating in the subscription. For each school, the number of teachers using each of the different subscription options needs to be provided, as well as the number of classes for each teacher (for Silver, Gold, and Classroom memberships). Use the form below to provide this information.


Districts with 6 or more school participating in the subscription receive a 10% discount on the total cost of the subscription. In addition, multi-year district subscriptions receive an additional 25% discount.

Terms of Subscription

District subscriptions are for full year(s), beginning the date the form is submitted and payment is made either through an online payment or purchase order.

Adding Schools to a District Subscription

If you need to add schools to your district subscription during the year, the district's authorized representative should log in to their account with the username and password created during registration. The district's account page includes a link to a form that allows the authorized representative to add schools (note that added schools will expire at the same time as the associated original district subscription expires, and will not be prorated). Subscriptions cannot be cancelled during the term of the subscription for individual teachers or students, schools, or districts, and refunds are not available.

Unlimited District-Wide Subscription

For districts that would like to provide access to all schools, teachers, and students within their district without limitations, please contact Windows to the Universe Subscriptions for special pricing.

Procedure for Activating Your District Subscription

Once your registration and payment have been completed, you will receive a email with links for teachers and students accessing Windows to the Universe to use to register on the site. Each teacher and student (in case of Classroom memberships) will need to use these links to set up their own login and password. Please remember that teachers and students need to use their unique login and password to get access to the benefits and services associated with the subscription.

Please select the types of teacher membership you would like to purchase:

Basic Educator Membership No advertising! Free access to ppts and printable activities, MyW2U, Journal tool, Earth and Space Science calendars, special opportunities, and 10% store discount.  See benefits of Educator membership page for more information.
$20/teacher Number of teachers:


Silver Educator Membership Basic Educator Membership plus support for course pages for teachers – assignments in blog or calendar view.  One student sign in for each class allows students to access course information, student access to website without ads.
Options Number of teachers
1 class - $30
2 classes - $40
3 classes - $50
4 classes or more (limit 10) - $60


Gold Educator Membership Silver Educator Membership plus student accounts (no ads), online quizzes, and homework support. 
Options Number of teachers
1 class - $40
2 classes - $50
3 classes - $60
4 classes or more (limit 10) - $70


Classroom Membership Teacher and students have Windows to the Universe subscriptions providing advertising-free access to the website, MyW2U, Journal tool and more for teachers and students (not including course support)
Options Number of teachers
1 class - $35
2 classes - $45
3 classes - $55
4 classes or more (limit 10) - $65


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Windows to the Universe, a project of the National Earth Science Teachers Association, is sponsored in part is sponsored in part through grants from federal agencies (NASA and NOAA), and partnerships with affiliated organizations, including the American Geophysical Union, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Earth System Information Partnership, the American Meteorological Society, the National Center for Science Education, and TERC. The American Geophysical Union and the American Geosciences Institute are Windows to the Universe Founding Partners. NESTA welcomes new Institutional Affiliates in support of our ongoing programs, as well as collaborations on new projects. Contact NESTA for more information. NASA ESIP NCSE HHMI AGU AGI AMS NOAA