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Bill Nye's Solar Powered Spacecraft
3 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
It keeps going, and going, and going ... how does the Juno space probe have enough power to travel to Jupiter? Junior astronauts use a THNKR "Why with Nye!" video to discover solar-powered science with the one and only Bill Nye. Topics...
Can Explosions Work in Space?
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Would an evil mastermind trying to take over the universe use explosives in space? A video that is part of a larger series approaches this question with physics of course! She explains the role of the atmosphere, the properties of waves,...
Will Future Spacecraft Fit in Our Pockets?
5 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Say goodbye to giant rocket ships and hello to micro-spacecraft. Taking a look at the future of space exploration, this video explores the development of tiny, expendable space probes that can investigate the far reaches of space and...
Space Elevator – Science Fiction or the Future of Mankind?
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
In 1895, Konstantin Tiolkovsky proposed the concept of a space elevator. It's now over 100 years later and scientists working toward the concept still aren't sure it is possible. The video explains the concept, the benefit, and the many...
Attack of the Cosmic Space Junk!
6 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Even lands and planets far, far away feel the impact of humans! A video explains how space exploration leads to space litter. The lesson considers different events over time that led to space debris dangerous to satellites and even...
Bill Nye: How Not to Get Lost in Space
2 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Can we use the stars to navigate if we're actually among them? Space-age scholars explore the precise planning that goes into long-distance exploratory missions using a video from THNKR's Why with Bill Nye! playlist. Bill Nye explains...
Creating a Space Exploration Infrastructure
7th CCSS: Adaptable
What will it take to explore space? Teams of pupils determine the needs of a lunar outpost and research the required systems. The pupils then learn about the past space exploration vehicles. The third and final lesson challenges project...
Satellites, Shuttles, and Space Stations: Satellites in Orbit
6th - 8th
Blast off! How do satellites, space shuttles, and space stations escape Earth's gravity and achieve orbit? Young astronauts study rocket science (literally) with an interactive lesson. They discover the four main uses for satellites, how...