OBSS provides an exceptional opportunity for education and public outreach because it will provide the background for non-scientists, including school age children, to come to understand many important, but often inaccessible, concepts related to the mission. OBSS instructional materials will align with the National Science Education Standards (NSES) professional development, teaching, and assessment standards as well as content standards such as the Earth in the solar system, origin and evolution of the Earth system, and origin and evolution of the universe. OBSS will be an effective tool in implementing standards-based learning by illustrating concepts such as the size, age, and structure of astronomical systems and the universe itself.